jewel tone


Definition of jewel tone

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

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Black and white is a go-to color combination, and jewel tones are incorporated for pops of color. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Hollywood Regency Design," 30 Nov. 2018 Softening the look with ethereal swirls of blush pink on the cheeks and nude mauve lips, the high-impact purple jewel tone is already striking a chord with beauty lovers and those also soon-to-be betrothed as indicated by Instagram admirers. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Pulls Off the Ultimate Makeup Risk at her Bridal Shower," 29 Oct. 2018 Wearing jewel toned loafers, like these from Austen Heller. 16. Micaela English, Town & Country, "24 Reasons Fall Is the Best Season," 28 Sep. 2016 Art, textiles, and decor accents can help pop a room, and dark, rich jewel tones are most commonly used. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Traditional Design," 12 Oct. 2018 The sister of the groom also donned a velvet gown–in navy–and bridesmaids were given the option to choose a jewel tone of their choice, but all landed on navy looks as well. Kt Merry, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Dallas, With Love: This Texas Wedding Redefined Effortless Elegance," 7 Nov. 2018 From the fabric detail to her infusion of jewel tones, Princess Eugenie just nailed royal wedding dressing. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the Details You Missed About Princess Eugenie's Bridal Look," 12 Oct. 2018 The palette leans heavily on earthy tones: think browns and greens, jewel tones, and metallics. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Bohemian Design," 19 Oct. 2018 This fall, though, jewel tones are coming in strong, and with them, an urge to swap safe shades for vibrant amethyst, sapphire, and ruby. Glamour Beauty Editors, Glamour, "Prepare to Want Jewel Tone Eyeshadow This Fall," 3 Aug. 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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