jewel tone

noun

: any of various colors (such as amethyst, emerald, and ruby) that resemble those of gemstones

Examples of jewel tone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mauve, rose, blush, and peach all paired well with the big gold jewelry of the era, and by offsetting these dirty pinks with bold jewel tones (cobalt and iris), designers were able to make the vintage hues feel fresh again. Katy Kelleher, refinery29.com, 7 Dec. 2023 The second Nordic Knots x Campbell-Rey collection reimagines the motifs of the first in a series of rich jewel tones. Jo Rodgers Jameson Montgomery Roxanne Fequiere Emilia Petrarca Kate Guadagnino Sophie Bew, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Mauve, rose, blush, and peach all paired well with the big gold jewellery of the era, and by offsetting these dirty pinks with bold jewel tones (cobalt and iris), designers were able to make the vintage hues feel fresh again. Katy Kelleher, refinery29.com, 20 Dec. 2023 From soothing pastels to rich jewel tones, there’s a color palette to suit every taste and style. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 29 Dec. 2023 Start the year on a fresh note with a whimsical maxi dress or stay bundled up in jewel tones with a shimmery jacket. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 Of course, there’s always room for experimentation, especially with each palette’s range of rich neutrals, jewel tones, and festive glitters. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2023 And with the recent resurgence of jewel tones paired with the popularity of vintage holiday decor, the iconic baubles are decidedly back in style—whether true originals or not. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 Try it over jewel tones for a mesmerizing finish that is sure to catch the light in the dark of winter. Chloé Valentine Toscano, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jewel tone was in 1895

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“Jewel tone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewel%20tone. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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