jewel tone


Definition of jewel tone

: 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 At Bulgari’s Baroko party in Rome, the focus was (naturally) on jewelry with Anna Cleveland’s geometric ruby and diamond necklace accenting a jewel tone corseted gown from Vivienne Westwood. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, Celebrities Gave Virtual Events Real Fashion Moments," 21 Sep. 2020 Choose from nautical stripes, fancy fringed finishes and rich velvet jewel tones with options such as Pillow Pop to instant give your room a mood change. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "8 Spring Decorating Trends To Liven Up Your Home Decor," 18 Apr. 2020 Duchess Kate wore her fair share of jewel tones and at Buckingham Palace, and Duchess Meghan also recently stepped out in stunning , , and ensembles. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth's Color-Blocked Dress Resembles a Classic Princess Diana Look," 12 Mar. 2020 There is color everywhere from the racks of dresses, both pastel and jewel tone. cleveland, "La Chic Boutique opens in Rocky River, just in time for proms and summer weddings," 17 Feb. 2020 While she's always gravitated towards simple, elegant silhouettes like strapless cocktail dresses, long coats, and fitted pants, often in jewel tones or rich cream shades, Selena has become more and more confident in her sartorial choices. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Says She “Freefell” Into Her Personal Style," 6 Feb. 2020 Every year like clockwork, Valentine's Day rolls around and holiday jewel tones are swiftly replaced by every shade of red and pink imaginable. Storefronts — both of the brick-and-mortar and online varieties — catch the lovebug, and boom! Karina Hoshikawa,, "Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day With These Sex Toy Sales," 31 Jan. 2020 He was particularly fascinated by the phenomenon of iridescence: many species exhibit bright, metallic jewel tones that shift hues depending on viewing angle. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Jewel beetle’s bright colored shell serves as camouflage from predators," 23 Jan. 2020 For settings with warmer tones, like the brown of the desert or beach, try jewel tones, deep blues and whites. New York Times, "How to Make Your Travel Clothes Pop on Instagram," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of jewel tone

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Jewel tone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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