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Juliana Blue Heliotrope Rhinestone Parure

- Pamela Wiggins
Definition: a French word commonly used to describe a set of three or more matching pieces of jewelry; originated as a fine jewelry term but now widely used by vintage costume jewelry collectors to describe jewelry sets; two matched pieces are sometimes referred to as a demi-parure by jewelry collectors
Pronunciation: pah-rur
Also Known As: a matched set of adornments
Examples:
Denise wore the necklace, bracelet and earring parure her grandmother gave her on her wedding day.

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