|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a part of its design.
2. (n.) A precious stone; a gem.
3. (n.) An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing.
4. (n.) A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
5. (v. t.) To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with jewels.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ju'-el, joo'-el: An ornament of gold, silver or of precious stones in the form of armlet, bracelet, anklet, nose-ring, etc. Oriental dress yields itself freely to such adornment, to which there are many allusions in Scripture. a frequent term in Hebrew is keli ("utensil," "vessel"), coupled with mention of "gold" or "silver" or both (Genesis 24:53 Exodus 3:22; Exodus 11:2; Exodus 12:35; Exodus 35:22 1 Samuel 6:8, 15, etc.; the Revised Version (British and American) in 2 Chronicles 32:27 translations "vessels"). In Songs 1:10, where the King James Version has "rows (of jewels)," the Revised Version (British and American) has "plaits (of hair)"; in Songs 7:1, the word is from a root chalah, meaning "to adorn." In 3 instances in the King James Version "jewel" represents the Hebrew nezem (Proverbs 11:22 Isaiah 3:21 Ezekiel 16:12); the American Standard Revised Version changes Proverbs 11:22 to "ring" Septuagint here = "earring"), and both the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version have "ring" in Ezekiel 16:12. The familiar phrase in Malachi 3:17, "in that day when I make up my jewels," becomes in the English Revised Version, "in the day that I do make, even a peculiar treasure" (margin "or, wherein I do make a peculiar treasure"), and in the American Standard Revised Version, "even mine own possession, in the day that I make" (margin "or, do this").
See , further, ORNAMENT; DRESS; STONES, PRECIOUS.
Jewel (12 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:45 "Again the Kingdom of the Heavens is like a jewel merchant who is in quest of choice pearls. (WEY BBE)
Matthew 13:46 And having come across one jewel of great price, he went and gave all he had in exchange for it. (BBE)
1 Peter 3:4 but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious. (See RSV)
Revelation 21:11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal; (See RSV NIV)
Exodus 28:21 The jewels are to be twelve in number, for the names of the children of Israel; every jewel having the name of one of the twelve tribes cut on it as on a stamp. (Root in BBE)
Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 4:9 You have taken away my heart, my sister, my bride; you have taken away my heart, with one look you have taken it, with one chain of your neck! (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beautiful town which is the pride of the Chaldaeans, will be like God's destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah is recorded with a pen of iron, and with the sharp point of a jewel it is cut on their hearts of stone, and on the horns of their altars for a sign to them: (BBE)
Ezekiel 16:12 And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. (KJV WBS)
Daniel 11:20 Then shall stand up in his place one who shall cause a tax collector to pass through the kingdom to maintain its glory; but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. Habakkuk (See NAS)