Meaning of “jewellery” in the English Dictionary

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"jewellery" in British English

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jewellerynoun [ U ]

mainly UK US usually jewelry us uk /ˈdʒuː.əl.ri/

A2 decorative objects worn on your clothes or body that are usually made from valuable metals, such as gold and silver, and precious stones:

a jewellery box
a piece of gold/silver jewellery

More examples

  • The jewellery showed exquisite craftsmanship.
  • They stole jewellery valued at £50 000.
  • The insurance company said I should have my jewellery valued.
  • Divers exploring the wreck managed to salvage some coins and jewellery.
  • Thieves broke the shop window and carried off jewellery worth thousands of pounds.

(Definition of “jewellery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jewellery" in Business English

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jewellerynoun [ U ]

UK US jewelry uk /ˈdʒuːəlri/ us

decorative objects worn on your clothes and body, for example rings, bracelets, and necklaces:

A lot of people don't want to go to the high street chains to buy their jewellery.
a jewellery shop/store

(Definition of “jewellery” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)