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nose-jewels in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Only mentioned in Isa. 3:21, although refered to in Gen. 24:47, Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13. They were among the most valued of ancient female ornaments. They "were made of ivory or metal, and occasionally jewelled. They were more than an inch in diameter, and hung upon the mouth. Eliezer gave one to Rebekah which was of gold and weighed half a shekel...At the present day the women in the country and in the desert wear these ornaments in one of the sides of the nostrils, which droop like the ears in consequence."

nose-jewels in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

NOSE-JEWELS , mentioned in Isa 3:21, consisted of a ring of gold Nose-Jewels worn in the East. or other metal upon which jewels were strung. The nose-rings now worn by the lower classes in Egypt are from 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and are passed through the right nostril.