jewel box


Definition of jewel box

1 : a small box or case designed to hold jewelry
2 : a thin plastic case for a CD or DVD

called also jewel case

3 : something (such as a theater) of exquisite or ornate design

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This jewel box of a room is slathered with six tons of amber mosaic – originally a gift from King Frederick William I of Prussia to his ally Peter the Great – which Elizabeth moved to the palace and expanded. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "European royalty's most over-the-top summer retreats, from Versailles to Neuschwanstein," 8 July 2019 The show was a perfect jewel box of wealth and secrets, gleaming with the lawlessness that comes with living in mansions up against big waves and thinking that consequences can’t apply to you. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Big Little Lies Gets Tough," 28 June 2019 The songs deserve to be let out of their jewel box to breathe out in the world on their own. Dan Deluca,, "Bruce Springsteen tries out a new sound, under the ‘Western Stars’," 6 June 2019 The first thing greeting visitors to Jacey Prupas and Patrick Leverty’s Reno home is a jewel box. Shoko Wanger, House Beautiful, "What It Takes to Create a Mountain Home That's Bright, Light and Modern," 17 Apr. 2019 Both of those rooms just sparkle like cozy little jewel boxes. David A. Keeps, House Beautiful, "Designers Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln on Decorating a 1960s Town House," 11 Apr. 2012 Even in hotels and restaurants, this alchemy is memorable: The Siren, in Detroit, has slick pink walls and an oversized disco ball in its jewel box of a bar. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "11 Colorful Home Gift Ideas for the Design Lover Who Has Everything," 16 Nov. 2018 Of course, that portrait now hangs in her living room, among Louis XIV–style furnishings, artworks by Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, and a jewel box by David Linley carved to look like their old estate. Kate Donnelly, Town & Country, "At Home with Texas Philanthropist Lynn Wyatt," 19 Oct. 2018 Its grand promenade is unquestionably one of New York’s greatest rooms, and the theater itself is a giant jewel box that is at once a technical achievement and a wonderful venue for viewing America’s most celebrated and influential dance company. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of jewel box

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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