chiefly British spelling of jewelry

: ornamental pieces (such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets) that are made of materials which may or may not be precious (such as gold, silver, glass, and plastic), are often set with genuine or imitation gems, and are worn for personal adornment
a collection of valuable jewelry
a jewelry store
see also costume jewelry

Examples of jewellery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third edition of Vogue World will be held at the Place Vendôme — Paris’s historic jewellery square and home of the Ritz Paris — on 23 June at 9pm. Laure Guilbault, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2024 Her ensemble was finished off with silver jewellery and black patent leather pumps, maintaining a classic yet sophisticated vibe. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2024 The headband, June 2004 Getty Images Cast your mind back to the 2004 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, when Mrs. Prada demonstrated how to dress up a fine knit with lashings of costume jewellery. Julia Hobbs, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 Mauve, rose, blush, and peach all paired well with the big gold jewellery of the era, and by offsetting these dirty pinks with bold jewel tones (cobalt and iris), designers were able to make the vintage hues feel fresh again. Katy Kelleher,, 20 Dec. 2023 One of London’s leading art jewellery galleries, Tomfoolery, is back this winter, with ARTring, its annual showcase of jewelry by international artist jewellers. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Upping the outfit’s frosty feel: Bulgari jewellery and silver Jimmy Choo sandals (the cold never bothered her anyway). Hayley Maitland, Glamour, 9 Dec. 2023 De Sarno made the internet happy when the first image from the jewellery campaign was released on 5 August, and Daria Werbowy was its star. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 Gold jewellery demand in India fell 17% in quarter one to just 78 tonnes. Royston Wild, Forbes, 5 May 2023

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“Jewellery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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