jewellery


jewellery
The high priest's breastpiece (Exod. 28:17–20) had twelve [[➝ Twelve, the]] jewels, or precious stones, three in each row. The foundations of the New Jerusalem are also said to be adorned with twelve jewels (Rev. 21:19–20). Other types of jewellery were bracelets and earrings (Gen. 24:22) and necklaces (Gen. 41:42). Some gold and copper pendant items discovered in excavations suggest that before the Exile jewellery which had polytheistic significance was worn. This would explain the denunciations of the prophets (Isa. 3:18–22; Ezek. 16:17).

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  • jewellery — UK US UK (US jewelry) /ˈdʒuːəlri/ noun [U] ► 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. »jewellery… …   Financial and business terms

  • jewellery — BrE, jewelry AmE noun (U) small things that you wear for decoration, such as rings or necklaces: a piece of jewellery see also: costume jewellery …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jewellery — Jew el*ler*y (j[=u] [e^]l*l[ e]r*r[y^] or j[udd] [e^]l*l[ e]r*r[y^]), n. See {Jewelry}. [Chiefly Brit.] Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jewellery — [jo͞o′əl rē, jo͞ol′rē] n. chiefly Brit. sp. of JEWELRY * * * …   Universalium

  • jewellery — (n.) see JEWELRY (Cf. jewelry) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jewellery — should be pronounced joo ǝl ri, not joo lǝ ri (as in foolery). The form jewelry is usual in AmE and is sometimes used in BrE …   Modern English usage

  • jewellery — (US also jewelry) ► NOUN ▪ personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are made from or contain jewels and precious metal …   English terms dictionary

  • jewellery — [jo͞o′əl rē, jo͞ol′rē] n. chiefly Brit. sp. of JEWELRY …   English World dictionary

  • jewellery — (BrE) (AmE jewelry) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ expensive ▪ cheap ▪ beautiful, fine ▪ flashy, gaudy (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • jewellery */*/ — UK [ˈdʒuːəlrɪ] / US [ˈdʒuəlrɪ] noun [uncountable] objects that you wear as decoration. Types of jewellery include rings, which you wear on your finger, bracelets, which you wear on your wrist, and necklaces, which you wear around your neck She s… …   English dictionary