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Parts of jewellery and jewels

bead

noun

a small usually round piece of plastic, glass, metal etc with a hole through it, that you put on a string or chain with other beads and wear as jewellery

charm

noun

a small object worn on a piece of jewellery

clasp

noun

a metal object used for fastening a piece of jewellery, bag, belt etc

facet

noun

one of the flat sides of a jewel

set

verb

to put a jewel or stone in a piece of jewellery

setting

noun

the metal part of a piece of jewellery that holds a stone or jewel in place

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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