HollywoodLife.com posted a closeup of the gaudy diamond ring, with an appraiser estimating its value at upward of $750,000.
She toned down his gaudy taste in jewelry and introduced him to the finest tailored suits.
There is a purity that extends from north Orlando to this gathering of gaudy dilettantes.
She was a novelty item, presented in gaudy wrapping paper by a desperate John McCain to a jaded mainstream media.
In this narrative, the disgraced former President with his gaudy taste for golden toilets and exotic zoos, is cast as the Joker.
Fairly in the midst of them, quite as gaudy to look upon and every whit as reckless in their horsemanship, rode Dade and Jack.
They had somehow contrived to retain the gaudy costume of the ring.
Down the center of the street advanced a gaudy procession headed by a barbaric priestess.
There seems no reason why a gaudy fly should not attract him.
Their simplicity appears beggarly when compared with the quaint forms and gaudy coloring of such artists as Cowley and Gongora.
"showy, tastelessly rich," 1580s, probably ultimately from Middle English gaudi "large, ornamental bead in a rosary" (early 14c.); but there is a parallel sense of gaudy as "full of trickery" (1520s), from Middle English gaud "deception, trick," from gaudi "a jest, trick," possibly from Anglo-French gaudir "be merry, scoff," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Alternative etymology of the adjective is from Middle English gaudegrene "yellowish-green" (early 14c.), originally "green dye" obtained from a plant formerly known as weld, from a Germanic source (see weld (n.)), which became gaude in Old French. The English term supposedly shifted sense from "weld-dye" to "bright." As a noun, "feast, festival" 1650s, from gaudy day "day of rejoicing" (1560s).