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amber

amber

/ˈæmbɝ/
noun
a clear resin of trees that is fossilized, with a yellowish-brown color, used as jewelry

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amethyst

amethyst

/ˈæmɪθɪst/
noun
a clear semi-precious gemstone that is a crystallized quartz, with a violet to purple range of color

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amulet

amulet

/ˈæmjəɫət/
noun
a piece of jewelry that some wear around their neck and consider as a form of protection against evil, disease, etc.

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ankh

ankh

/ˈænk/
noun
an object or design similar to a cross with a loop on top, considered to be the sign of life in ancient Egypt

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anklet

anklet

/ˈæŋkɫɪt/
noun
a piece of jewelry that is worn around the ankle

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aquamarine

aquamarine

/ˌɑkwəmɝˈin/
noun
a clear semi-precious gemstone consisting beryllium, with a light blue to green range of color

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bangle

bangle

/ˈbæŋɡəɫ/
noun
a rigid piece of jewelry in a circular shape worn around the wrist

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bauble

bauble

/ˈbɔbəɫ/
noun
a showy piece of jewelry, low in artistic value or price

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bead

bead

/ˈbid/
noun
one of a series of small balls of wood, glass, etc. with a hole in the middle that a string can go through to make a rosary or necklace, etc.

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bling

bling

/blˈɪŋ/
noun
showy and shiny piece of jewelry or similar expensive accessory worn to attract attention

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body piercing

body piercing

/bˈɑːdi pˈɪɹsɪŋ/
noun
a hole made in a part of the body in order to insert a ring, stud ,etc. for ornamentation

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bracelet

bracelet

/ˈbɹeɪsɫət/
noun
An ornamental item, worn on the wrist or arm

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brooch

brooch

/ˈbɹoʊtʃ/, /ˈbɹutʃ/
noun
a piece of jewelry that is pinned to the garment

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cameo

cameo

/ˈkæmiˌoʊ/
noun
a piece of jewelry oval in shape with a portrait of a woman's head carved into a background with a different color

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chain

chain

/ˈtʃeɪn/
noun
a decorative chain (a series of connected metal rings) worn around the neck as jewelry

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charm

charm

/ˈtʃɑɹm/
noun
a small object worn on a necklace or bracelet, mostly as a form of decoration, which some believe might bring good luck

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clasp

clasp

/ˈkɫæsp/
noun
a metal device such as a hook that is used to fasten a belt, piece of jewelry, etc.

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coral

coral

/ˈkɔɹəɫ/
noun
a hard substance created by a marine creature of warm waters that ranges from pink to red in color and is used in jewelry

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crystal

crystal

/ˈkɹɪstəɫ/
noun
a quartz that is clear with many solid sides formed when a substance is solidified in nature

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cufflink

cufflink

/kˈʌflɪŋk/
noun
each of the pair of decorative buttons linked to a man's shirt cuff

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diamond

diamond

/ˈdaɪmənd/
noun
a very hard and clear crystal with no color, formed of pure carbon, used as a precious gemstone

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earring

earring

/ˈiɹɪŋ/, /ˈɪɹɪŋ/
noun
a piece of jewelry worn on the ear

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emerald

emerald

/ˈɛmɝɹəɫd/, /ˈɛmɹəɫd/
noun
a precious bright green gemstone, rich in beryllium and chromium

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engagement ring

engagement ring

/ɛnɡˈeɪdʒmənt ɹˈɪŋ/
noun
a ring that someone gives their partner after agreeing to marry each other

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gem

gem

/ˈdʒɛm/
noun
a precious or semi-precious piece of stone cut and polished to make items of jewelry

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gold

gold

/ˈɡoʊɫd/
noun
a valuable yellow-colored metal that is used for making jewelry

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hoop

hoop

/ˈhup/
noun
a circular earing made of metal or other material

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jade

jade

/ˈdʒeɪd/
noun
a semi-precious gemstone that takes a high polish and is green, consisting of jadeite or nephrite

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jewel

jewel

/ˈdʒuəɫ/, /ˈdʒuɫ/
noun
a precious or semi-precious piece of stone cut and polished to make items of jewelry

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jewelry

jewelry

/ˈdʒuəɫɹi/, /ˈdʒuɫɝi/, /ˈdʒuɫɹi/
noun
objects such as necklaces, bracelets or rings, typically made from precious metals (gold, silver, etc.) that we wear as decoration

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karat

karat

/ˈkɛɹət/
noun
a unit to measure the purity of gold, the purest gold being 24 karats

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locket

locket

/ˈɫɑkɪt/
noun
a small decorative case, usually made of valuable metal, which a memento can be kept inside and is worn around the neck on a chain or necklace

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medallion

medallion

/məˈdæɫjən/
noun
a piece of jewelry that is round and flat, which is worn around the neck on a chain

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necklace

necklace

/ˈnɛkɫəs/
noun
a piece of jewelry, consisting of a chain, string of beads, etc. worn around the neck as decoration

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nose ring

nose ring

/nˈoʊz ɹˈɪŋ/
noun
a ring worn in a person's nose as decoration or put in an animal's nose to lead it

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opal

opal

/ˈoʊpəɫ/
noun
a semi-precious gemstone that is softer than quartz and its white color shifts under the light, used in jewelry making

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pearl

pearl

/ˈpɝɫ/
noun
a hard shiny piece of mass that is shaped like a ball inside the shell of an oyster and is a highly valuable gem

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pendant

pendant

/ˈpɛndənt/
noun
a piece of jewelry that hangs from a necklace or earring

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piercing

piercing

/ˈpɪɹsɪŋ/
noun
a piece of jewelry that is attached to a part of the body that has been pierced

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platinum

platinum

/ˈpɫætənəm/, /ˈpɫætnəm/
noun
a valuable silver-gray heavy metal that is highly unreactive and ductile, used in jewelry making, medicine and a range of other industries

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precious stone

precious stone

/pɹˈɛʃəs stˈoʊn/
noun
a valuable stone that is cut and polished to be used in jewelry making

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rhinestone

rhinestone

/ˈɹaɪnˌstoʊn/
noun
an artificial stone made of crystal glass or acrylic to look like diamond, used on clothes and in making cheap jewelry

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ring

ring

/ˈɹɪŋ/
noun
a piece of jewelry that we wear on our finger, consisting of a round, small band of metal (gold, silver, etc.), and often decorated with precious stones

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ruby

ruby

/ˈɹubi/
noun
a precious gemstone consisting of corundum with a color ranged between crimson red and pink

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sapphire

sapphire

/ˈsæfaɪɝ/
noun
a clear and precious gemstone consisting corundum that is usually blue but comes in many other colors except red

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silver

silver

/ˈsɪɫvɝ/
noun
a shiny grayish-white metal of high value that heat and electricity can move through it and is used in jewelry making, tableware, coins, electronics, etc.

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stone

stone

/ˈstoʊn/
noun
a small piece of rock that is cut and polished to be used in jewelry making

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stud

stud

/ˈstəd/
noun
a small piece of jewelry with a short metal post that is pierced into a part of the body

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tiara

tiara

/tiˈɑɹə/
noun
a piece of jewelry, decorated by gemstones, resembling a small crown worn on the front of the head by women

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trinket

trinket

/ˈtɹɪŋkət/
noun
a small decorative object worn as jewelry that is not much valuable

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turquoise

turquoise

/ˈtɝkwɔɪz/
noun
an opaque semi-precious gemstone containing copper and aluminum phosphate, with a bluish-green color

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