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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For the event, Duchess Meghan, who is always impeccably dressed, sported a jewel tone green Erdem coat—a fitting choice, considering the brand's designer, Erdem Moralıoğlu, was born in Canada. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Received The Cutest Gifts For Baby Sussex," 11 Mar. 2019 For a splash of jewel tones, in came Italian Moroso dining chairs—tubular, geometric, and another instantaneous yes. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "How Pops Of Color Transformed These Classic White Rooms," 17 Dec. 2018 The minimalist ’90s turned up in the frill-free evening choices of Michelle Monaghan (in architectural, voluminous Rochas) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in a jewel tone maxi slip from Rat & Boa). Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of July 30, 2018," 30 July 2018 The year has seen its fair share of inspirational, megawatt glitter moments, from the glimmering lids that took over Simone Rocha’s Spring 2019 runway to singer Kelela’s jewel tone makeover on Instagram, courtesy of Pat McGrath. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How to Wear Glitter Makeup Like a Grown-Up," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of jewel tone

1939, in the meaning defined above

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