The word "jewelry" is a noncount noun that is used for precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds, and rubies. The word "jewelry" is also used for necklaces, rings, and earrings made of gold, silver, copper, nickel, etc. Natural items such as pearls are also considered jewelry.

  • Felicia owns a lot of jewelry.
  • Her jewelry is kept in a jewelry box. (The word "jewelry" is an adjective in this sentence.)
  • How much jewelry do you have?
  • A place that sells jewelry is called a jewelry store.
  • Both men and women wear jewelry, but women are generally more interested in jewelry than men.


A single precious stone is called a jewel. This is a count noun:

  • A diamond is a jewel.
  • An emerald is a jewel.
  • There are three jewels in this crown.

crown a crown

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December 10, 2014