Definition of jewelry
: jewels; especially : objects of precious metal often set with gems and worn for personal adornment
Examples of jewelry in a Sentence
a store that sells jewelry
Recent Examples of jewelry from the Web
Bedsole said inside the wooden jewelry box was her father's wedding band, his black and gold watch, and a black onyx ring.
Rumor has it that Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of President Donald Trump, was named after the iconic jewelry brand, Tiffany and Co.
Now, Tiff may be attempting to follow in her eldest sibling’s footsteps by testing out a potential jewelry-making enterprise.
Gold jewelry is stacked so high in shop windows that even Aladdin would feel overwhelmed.
Actress Alicia Vikander, meanwhile, attended the annual party of jewelry house Bulgari — admiring the panoramic view on top of Galeries Lafayette department store in central Paris.
Will County sheriff's investigators have released photos of a man's watch and a ring in hopes that someone will recognize the jewelry to help identify a person killed while wearing them.
The Queen also has private collections of valuable art, furniture and jewelry, which Forbes estimates at $110 million, and multiple racehorse stud farms.
From paintings and photographs, to jewelry and clothing, a variety of artwork showcased the passions of 125 artisans who displayed their wares at Naper Settlement during the 58th Naperville Woman's Club Fine Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday.
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Did You Know?
Objects designed for the adornment of the body are called jewelry. While modern jewelry is made of gold, silver, or platinum, often with precious or semiprecious stones, it evolved from shells, animal teeth, and other items used as body decoration in prehistoric times. Over the centuries it came to be a sign of social or religious rank, and in Renaissance Italy, jewelry-making reached the status of a fine art. By the 19th century, industrialization brought jewelry within the reach of the middle class. Firms opened by such jewelers as Carl Fabergé and Louis Comfort Tiffany achieved great success by making fine jewelry for the wealthy.
JEWELRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jewelry for English Language Learners
: decorative objects (such as rings, necklaces, and earrings) that people wear on their body
JEWELRY Defined for Kids
Definition of jewelry for Students
: ornamental pieces (as rings or necklaces) worn on the body
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