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

Examples of jewel box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That scene takes place in the jewel box of Portland restaurants, a place where a reservation is a precious commodity that requires the formidable pulling of strings. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 17 July 2021 With a few cosmetic updates, Hunter turned the bland space into a tiny jewel box of an office that resembles a cozy country retreat. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 8 June 2021 The tiny birdhouse that produces wren chicks each year is my precious jewel box. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 In keeping with the age-old adage that the show must go on (pandemic or no pandemic), in March, the Faena Theater—a 3,000-square-foot jewel box swathed in red velvet and tinged with gold—debuted its latest tour de force: Tryst—A Lovers’ Rendezvous. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Since Ting’s first opened in 1956, Tam Ting has spent her life lovingly curating the selection of goods at this jewel box of a shop. Lisa Wong Macabasco, Vogue, 5 May 2021 This work of art framed the room and made a tiny, nondescript space into a jewel box! Elizabeth Pash, House Beautiful, 28 Apr. 2021 Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, a short called The Human Voice, functions as something of a jewel box for the entirety of his film career: one tiny, beguiling package encapsulating all of his beloved themes, characters, and visual motifs. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 10 Mar. 2021 To create the feeling of being inside of a jewel box, Bikoff knew that the gold-leaf wallpaper was a must. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of jewel box

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Aug 2021

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“Jewel box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewel%20box. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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