Types of jewellery





Types of jewellery

anklet
a piece of jewellery that you wear around your ankle
band
a ring that you wear on your finger, especially a wedding ring
bangle
a stiff circular bracelet (=jewellery worn around the wrist)
bracelet
a piece of jewellery that you wear around your wrist
brooch
a piece of jewellery with a pin on the back that you fasten to your clothes
cameo
a piece of jewellery with a raised design, usually in the shape of a woman’s head, on a background of a different colour
choker
a piece of jewellery or cloth that fits tightly around the neck and is worn by some women as a decoration
circlet
a circle of gold, silver, or jewels worn on the head as a decoration
clip
a piece of jewellery with two parts that press tightly together so that you can fix it to your clothes
costume jewellery
jewellery that is not valuable but looks expensive
diadem
a metal circle with jewels on it
diamanté
jewellery decorated with pieces of glass that look like diamonds
earring
a piece of jewellery that you wear on your ear
engagement ring
a ring that a man gives to a woman when they become engaged
locket
a piece of jewellery that consists of a very small case that you wear round your neck on a chain. People often keep aphotograph of someone who they love inside a locket.
medallion
a round flat piece of metal that is worn round the neck on a chain as jewellery
necklace
a piece of jewellery that hangs round your neck
nosering
a piece of jewellery that you wear through your nose
pendant
a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain around your neck
pin
a piece of jewellery that you wear on your clothes. The British word is brooch.
pin
a thin pointed piece of metal worn on your clothes as jewellery or worn to hold something in place
ring
a piece of jewellery in the form of a circle that you wear on a finger
signet ring
a ring with a special design that can be used as a signet
sleeper
a ring that you wear in your ear to prevent the hole from closing
stickpin
a decorated pin worn to keep a tie in place or worn as jewellery
stud
a small piece of jewellery on a short metal post that is worn through a part of your body
tiara
a piece of jewellery that a woman wears on top of her head on formal occasions. It looks like a small crown.
tiepin
a piece of jewellery that a man wears to keep his tie in place
tie tack
a tiepin
wedding band
a wedding ring
wedding ring
a ring that people in most countries wear on their left hand to show that they are married