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

Examples of jewel box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January the Bellagio unveiled its new supper club, the Mayfair, a jewel box designed by Swedish architect the place to chat under a Picasso or power-lunch in the winter garden. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, "Why the Mayfair Supper Club is the Start of a New Era in Vegas," 18 Feb. 2020 Lomax had worked for another famed modernist, Craig Ellwood, and at 28 was his lead designer on the Hunt House, another Malibu beachfront jewel box, which the state nominated last year for the National Register of Historic Places. Los Angeles Times, "Before & After: A master architect passes the torch in Malibu," 3 Apr. 2020 Their responses might even inspire you to go shopping in your family’s jewel box or invest in pieces yourself to pass on down the road. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "What Secondhand Jewelry Means to 7 Different Women," 6 Mar. 2020 This jewel box of a house on the Atlantic coast has four bedrooms, three baths, is built to withstand hurricanes and can operate off the grid. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, "The Most Popular Properties of October," 21 Nov. 2019 The Bar Longhi is a fabulous jewel box with an antiqued mirrored bar and whimsical pink and blue Murano sconces. Jean Bond Rafferty, Town & Country, "Dispatches from the Renaissance," 17 Dec. 2012 At night, downtown Cleveland looks like a jewel box. cleveland, "Richmond Heights mall redevelopment plans grow from $90 million to $195 million," 25 Oct. 2019 These really are three, diverse fabulous turns at the heart of this jewel box of a theatrical attraction. Chris Jones,, "Review: Delightful ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ has a boffo star cast crammed in an off-Broadway theater," 17 Oct. 2019 Its jewel box interiors and outré styling do not make the business of being a scheming and amoral millionaire or billionaire appear particularly unappealing. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "How The Politician’s Ruthless Satire Misses," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of jewel box

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jewel box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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