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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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 Some of these jewel boxes were set upon platforms designed to look like books from a medieval library, and loose volumes (including, appropriately, Women in Love), were scattered about as props. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "See the Exquisite, One-of-a-Kind Jewels from Dolce & Gabbana’s Latest Alta Gioielleria Collection Here," 7 Apr. 2018 The 2,804 seats are arrayed on five levels — a deep jewel box upholstered in deep red. Christopher Reynolds,, "Step inside New York’s Carnegie Hall, where beautiful music and stirring history ring out," 23 Mar. 2018 The bar became Mistral a few months ago, after theater co-owners Lee Barczak and Jane Schilz turned the intimate dining room (just 30 seats) into a little jewel box, with touches like pendant lights that suggest Morocco. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Flavors of France, Spain and beyond mingle at Mistral in Milwaukee," 3 Apr. 2018 What had been a jewel box of antiquarian surprises — an artful display of old books and lithographs, ship models and toy trains, memorabilia and Americana — was now a way station for cardboard, packing tape and bubble wrap. Thomas Curwen,, "Requiem for a bookstore: Caravan writes its final chapter," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jewel box

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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