- the jewellery, including the regalia, used by a sovereign on a state occasion
Examples from the Web for crown jewels
It then became one of the crown-jewels of France; but its vicissitudes were not over.
Mele inoa were not crown-jewels Page 117 to be passed from one incumbent of the throne to another.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
The crown-jewels of England and Germany combined would hardly equal in value these treasures.Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia
Maturin M. Ballou
The hussy should have been the Queen of Sheba, receiving Solomon, and showing her peacock's eyes against his crown-jewels.The Woman-Hater
In one of the buildings are the crown-jewels and a valuable collection of other articles.
Idioms and Phrases with crown jewels
A prized possession or asset, as in The Iliad and Odyssey are the crown jewels of ancient literature, or The software products are the company's crown jewels. This usage transfers the value of royal jewels to some other object. [Late 1800s]
Also, family jewels. The male genitals, especially the testicles. For example, She gave the would-be mugger a hard kick in the family jewels. A slang euphemism, the term dates from the 1970s, and the variant from the early 1900s.