jewel box

noun

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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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 Her handbags, which until now have only been available by email request (a brilliant stroke of salesmanship that only heightened their covetability), are tucked away in a jewel box of a space at the back. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Gabriela Hearst Just Opened the Most Beautiful Store in New York City," 5 Nov. 2018 Habtoor Grand Resort The rooms here feel like little jewel boxes, decorated in relaxing hues of blue and seaform and trimmed with crisp white. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "35 Best Hotels in Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 The cross-dressing, mold-breaking Queen Christina of Sweden lived here in exile following her abdication in 1654, her bedroom a jewel box of brilliant colored mannerist frescoes. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Where Hamish Bowles Partied, Shopped, and Marveled at Architecture in Rome," 22 June 2018 The adjacent concepts will occupy 7,677 square feet of space in the building's jewel box surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurateur to open two new concepts at Redemption Square at Generation Park," 12 July 2018 In the Annunciation patterning also spreads across the floor: Mary and the annunciate angel are precious gems — a ruby, a sapphire — in a celestial jewel box. New York Times, "Review: Art for the Soul in ‘Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth’," 16 May 2018 The architects Govaert & Vanhoutte designed the boxy house with simple lines and massive windows to give it the appearance of a modern jewel box. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "A multigenerational home for the modern age," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of jewel box

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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