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General words for jewels

bauble

noun

a decoration or piece of jewellery that is not expensive

bling

noun

fashionable jewellery 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 jewellery and coins that are made of gold

jewel

noun

a decoration that is made with jewels

jewellery

noun

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

jewelry

the American spelling of jewellery

novelty

noun

a small cheap object such as a toy or piece of jewellery

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 jewellery

uncut

adjective

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

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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