jewel

A jewel is a valuable gem or stone, one that might be set in a ring or necklace. Your grandmother might keep her jewels locked in a safe, to protect them from thieves.

You can see large, gorgeous jewels in museums and jewelry stores. The diamond in a diamond ring is a jewel, and the rubies in a pair of sparkly red earrings are also jewels. You can also use the word to mean "person as special as a jewel." The Old French root is jouel, which may stem from jocus, "sport or pastime" in Latin, and "that which causes joy" in Vulgar Latin.

Definitions of jewel
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n a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

Synonyms:
gem, precious stone
Types:
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crown jewel
a precious stone that is a valuable part of a sovereign's regalia
solitaire
a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself
diamond
a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
ruby
a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
pearl
a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
emerald
a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
sapphire
a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
ice, sparkler
diamonds
seed pearl
a small imperfect pearl
Type of:
jewellery, jewelry
an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

n a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

Synonyms:
gem
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

v adorn or decorate with precious stones

jeweled dresses”
Synonyms:
bejewel
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

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