jewel


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Synonyms for jewel

Synonyms for jewel

a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

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

adorn or decorate with precious stones

References in classic literature ?
It cost her a pang even to think of giving up the little treasures which in her eyes were as precious as the old lady's jewels.
Some bright jewels sparkled on her neck and on her hands, and some other jewels lay sparkling on the table.
We were greeted with an endless round of applause and showered with ornaments of gold, platinum, silver, and precious jewels.
And yet it is difficult to suppose such a resemblance should exist between two jewels.
Everything was in order, -- laces, dresses, jewels, linen, money, all were arranged in the drawers, and the countess was carefully collecting the keys.
But when tempests rose, she hastened down below the stormy billows, to where all was calm and still, and with her sister Spirits waited till it should be fair again, listening sadly, meanwhile, to the cries of those whom the wild waves wrecked and cast into the angry sea, and who soon came floating down, pale and cold, to the Spirits' pleasant home; then they wept pitying tears above the lifeless forms, and laid them in quiet graves, where flowers bloomed, and jewels sparkled in the sand.
Though its radiance actually threw the shadow of the unbeliever at his own feet, as he turned his back upon the glorious jewel, he would not be convinced that there was the least glimmer there.
In the morning they played the Jewel Game - sometimes with veritable stones, sometimes with piles of swords and daggers, sometimes with photo-graphs of natives.
In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.
Raffles had the working end of his jimmy under the lid of a leathern jewel case.
To the honour and happiness of Kulan Tith and the priceless jewel that has been bestowed upon him," he said, and though his voice was husky there was the true ring of sincerity in it.
The Steward ducked to escape the heavy jewel, which crashed against the door just over his left ear.
Finally the gorgeous jewel of the order, gleaming upon the breast of every member, suggested "your Badgesty," which was adopted, and the order became popularly known as the Kings of Catarrh.
I'll never forget how you lectured us all on causes and inferences and effects in the Bishopgate jewel case.
Some means must be found to preserve so inestimable a jewel.