How could something so beautiful be such a pain when it comes to spelling it? Well, first of all: because there are a few different ways to spell the word, depending on where you live. Secondly, there are a lot of misspellings!
According to Ginger, here’s a look at just how much “jewelry” is misspelled:
The simpler spelling (and the one we prefer: jewelry) was made popular by early-19th-century educator and lexicographer Noah Webster.
Jewellery is still used and considered British and Australian English. (So if you’re in London or Brisbane or many other portions of the world, you may be purchasing jewellery instead of jewelry). In Canada, you may witness both spellings.
So two different types of spellings still exist…and a whole lot of misspellings!