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 tussle over the house made international headlines in December when the commission directed Johnston to recreate a precise replica of the airy 900-square-foot jewel box that was one of five homes Neutra designed in San Francisco. J.k. Dineen,, "Faced with lawsuit, SF reverses order to rebuild home designed by famed architect," 29 Aug. 2019 The attention to detail shows: visually, The Goldfinch is a jewel box, richly designed and rendered, and a love letter to the city where much of the action takes place. Time, "Behind the Scenes of The Goldfinch, a Rare and Delicate Hollywood Specimen," 22 Aug. 2019 Saturn, that big beautiful jewel box floating up on our celestial ceiling, is about to put on quite a show. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "Saturn and its rings will be visible tonight; here’s when and where to watch," 9 July 2019 The small square screening room, on the same floor as her gym, was like a Tiffany & Co. jewel box, but navy rather than robin-egg blue. Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Times, "Madonna at Sixty," 5 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of jewel box

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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