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General words for jewels

bauble

noun

a decoration or piece of jewelry that is not expensive

bling

noun

fashionable jewelry or similar expensive shiny objects

chain

noun

a series of small metal rings connected to each other that is worn as a decoration

gold

noun

things such as jewelry and coins that are made of gold

jewel

noun

a decoration that is made with jewels

jewellery

the British spelling of jewelry

jewelry

noun

objects that you wear as decoration. Types of jewelry are rings, which you wear on your finger, bracelets, which you wear on your wrist, and necklaces, which you wear around your neck

novelty

noun

a small inexpensive object such as a toy or piece of jewelry

treasure

noun

a collection of valuable things, especially jewels or gold and silver objects. In stories, treasure is often stored in a treasure chest (=a large box)

trinket

noun

a small decoration that is not very valuable, for example a small piece of jewelry

uncut

adjective

an uncut jewel has not been cut into a shape for making jewelry

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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