Nose-jewel,

Nose-jewel,

( Genesis 24:22 ; Exodus 35:22 ) "earing;" ( Isaiah 3:21 ; Ezekiel 16:12 ) "jewel on the forehead," a ring of metal, sometimes of gold or silver, passed usually through the right nostril, and worn by way of ornament by women in the East. Upon it are strung beads, coral or jewels. In Egypt it is now almost confined to the lower classes.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Nosejewel,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.