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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
jew•el•ry /ˈdʒuəlri/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]

    Jewelryobjects used to decorate a person, as necklaces, rings, bracelets, or brooches, esp. when made of precious metals, gemstones, pearls, etc.:articles of jewelry.
Compare costume jewelry.Also,[esp. Brit.,]ˈjew•el•ler•y.  The word jewelry is a non-count noun in English, and does not have a plural form. We speak of articles of jewelry or pieces of jewelry, as rings, bracelets, or necklaces, but we cannot make a plural of the word jewelry itself.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
jew•el•ry  ( jo̅o̅əl rē), 
n. 
  1. Jewelryarticles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment.
  2. Jewelryany ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]jewel•ler•y. 
Etymology:
  • Anglo-French juelerie, equivalent. to juel jewel + -erie -ery
  • Middle English juelrie 1300–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jewellery, US jewelry /ˈdʒuːəlrɪ/ n
  1. objects that are worn for personal adornment, such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc, considered collectively



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