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jewelry

(Encyclopedia) jewelry, personal adornments worn for ornament or utility, to show rank or wealth, or to follow superstitious custom or fashion. The most universal forms of jewelry are the necklace, brace...

necklace

(Encyclopedia) necklace: see jewelry .

cameo

(Encyclopedia) cameo kăm´ēō [key], small relief carving, usually on striated precious or semiprecious stones or on shell. The design, often a portrait head, is commonly cut in the light-colored vein, and...

Lynnwood

(Encyclopedia) Lynnwood, city (1990 pop. 28,695), Snohomish co., W central Wash., a residential and industrial suburb of Seattle; inc. 1959. Aerospace parts, communications and electrical equipment, electroni...

Kofu

(Encyclopedia) Kofu kō´fo͞o [key], city (1990 pop. 200,626), capital of Yamanashi prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. It is an industrial center, with manufactures of silk textiles, jewelry, and crystal wa...

Johnston

(Encyclopedia) Johnston, town (1990 pop. 26,542), Providence co., N central R.I., a suburb of Providence; inc. 1759. Among its manufactures are jewelry, textiles, and fabricated metals. Johnston is the home o...

Dindigul

(Encyclopedia) Dindigul dĭn´dĭgĕl [key], city (1991 pop. 182,477), Tamil Nadu state, S India. It is a railroad junction and a trade center for hides, food grains, coffee, and spices. Industries include c...

Iksan

(Encyclopedia) Iksan ēk´sän´ [key], city (1995 pop. 322,749), NW North Jeolla (Cholla) prov., South Korea, on the Mangyeong and Geum rivers. A rail and highway transportation hub, the city lies on a plai...

Boscoreale

(Encyclopedia) Boscoreale bôs˝kōrā-ä´lā [key], town (1991 pop. 27,310), in Campania, S Italy, at the foot of Vesuvius. Roman villas have been excavated in the town. Also, a celebrated collection of go...

champlevé

(Encyclopedia) champlevé shäNləvā´ [key], technique for the enamel decoration of metal objects. It was used by the Celts and Romans and employed by medieval metalworkers for jewelry and reli...