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The wife is the legal owner of the Mahr which is given to her by the husband. Therefore if she is given jewellery then she is holding assets which are legal tender, having monetary value. Therefore Zakat will be eligible on this jewellery if its value in currency is equivalent to the value of 612.5 grams of silver or equivalent to the value of 87.5 grams of gold.
In most cases if the wife is not working the zakat is given on the combined wealth of the married couple which includes the mahr.