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How Do You Pronounce “Brooch”?

A New York Times article about that trendy accessory, the brooch, prompts a question: How do you pronounce brooch? Does it rhyme with pooch or coach? It’s more commonly pronounced to rhyme with coach, although some dictionaries do countenance...

mud suite

mud suite  n.— «“They can be the jewelry of the space,” says the designer, who often includes a message center in what she likes to call the “mud suite.” This area can contain anything from a drawer for keys, to shelving...

sunnies

sunnies  n.pl.— «She was wearing loose jeans, a sleeveless white shirt unbuttoned to her sternum and an even larger amount of gold jewelry than usual. “I keep changing my sunnies,” she said as she fished in her Birkin bag for another pair...

snarewear

snarewear  n.— «Craftswomen in Zambia are turning snares formerly used to illegal kill wildlife into jewelry. Called “snareware,” the handmade jewelry is part of a program that has grossed $350,000 for rural communities and...

cremation jewelry

cremation jewelry  n.— «A portion of the cremated remains were buried. Other relatives purchased a small decorative urn so they could keep their portion of the remains at home. Others bought what’s known as cremation jewelry—specially-made...