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Types of jewellery

anklet

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear around your ankle

band

noun

a ring that you wear on your finger, especially a wedding ring

bangle

noun

a stiff circular bracelet (=jewellery worn around the wrist)

bracelet

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear around your wrist

brooch

noun

a piece of jewellery with a pin on the back that you fasten to your clothes

cameo

noun

a piece of jewellery with a raised design, usually in the shape of a woman’s head, on a background of a different colour

choker

noun

a piece of jewellery or cloth that fits tightly around the neck and is worn by some women as a decoration

circlet

noun

a circle of gold, silver, or jewels worn on the head as a decoration

clip

noun

a piece of jewellery with two parts that press tightly together so that you can fix it to your clothes

costume jewellery

noun

jewellery that is not valuable but looks expensive

diadem

noun

a metal circle with jewels on it

diamanté

noun

jewellery decorated with pieces of glass that look like diamonds

earring

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear on your ear

engagement ring

noun

a ring that a man gives to a woman when they become engaged

locket

noun

a piece of jewellery that consists of a very small case that you wear round your neck on a chain. People often keep a photograph of someone who they love inside a locket.

medallion

noun

a round flat piece of metal that is worn round the neck on a chain as jewellery

necklace

noun

a piece of jewellery that hangs round your neck

nosering

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear through your nose

pendant

noun

a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain around your neck

pin

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear on your clothes. The British word is brooch.

pin

noun

a thin pointed piece of metal worn on your clothes as jewellery or worn to hold something in place

ring

noun

a piece of jewellery in the form of a circle that you wear on a finger

signet ring

noun

a ring with a special design that can be used as a signet

sleeper

noun

a ring that you wear in your ear to prevent the hole from closing

stickpin

noun

a decorated pin worn to keep a tie in place or worn as jewellery

stud

noun

a small piece of jewellery on a short metal post that is worn through a part of your body

tiara

noun

a piece of jewellery that a woman wears on top of her head on formal occasions. It looks like a small crown.

tiepin

noun

a piece of jewellery that a man wears to keep his tie in place

tie tack

noun

a tiepin

wedding band

noun

a wedding ring

wedding ring

noun

a ring that people in most countries wear on their left hand to show that they are married

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