5 Fabulous Women’s Jewelry Boxes

Many women consider jewelry a major element in their style and fashion and often, we find ourselves looking for wonderful storage to match the collection. Jewelry boxes come in a wide range of styles, sizes, materials and shapes that all make fabulous homes for your pieces. Aside from their utilitarian nature, they also make wonderful accents to your dresser or vanity. Regardless of your style and collection, you are certain to come across one you love. Here are some of my recent favorites:

Treasury
Inspired by the movies “Labyrinth” & “The Dark Crystal”, this fantasy jewelry box was designed by Kristen Hassenfeld for Cerealart and features a musical diamond-shaped storage adorned with a silver-looking chain and held by a “crystal” base. The ornate lid has an inside mirror and opens to reveal a tiny lotus flower and a tiny swan that “swims” around the flower while the music plays. Made from plastic and resin, the interior partitions have a soft lining designed for small pieces of jewelry.

Bubinga Wood Jewelry Chest
The jewelry storage is a product from Chasing Treasure and manufactured by Jere Wright Global Ltd. It features an elm burl inlay with a gloss finish and black enamel accents. With a solid brass lock and key, it comes with an ivory velvet interior lining and an inside lid pocket. The 14 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ box includes 3 pull out drawers (with partitions) and 2 side swing doors with inside pockets and hooks.

Queen’s Court Medium Case
A part of Wolf Designs royal collection, the leather case comes with various jewelry compartments and a removable travel case. It features a soft camel “LusterLoc” treated interior and an inside lid mirror with hidden necklace hangers. It comes in 3 different colors (crimson, bronze, and black), and have a chrome lock with key.

Sliver
A design by John Knott of Bent Fabrication, the 6″w x 15″d x 44″h jewelry box looks more like a spaceship ready to launch or an insect stuck on a piece of metal. This rather “out of the box” design is made from poplar and chrome steel in a camouflage pattern, has 5 pull-out drawers on the front, and sits on a steel stand.

Diamond Ring Packaging
A concept by Alissia Teichroew, founder and creative director of byAMT Studio, the packaging was designed for her diamond ring collection, but it can also be used as wonderful slim storage for your own rings. The boxes are made from museum board with loose layers and come in 3 different thicknesses (for 9mm, 4mm and 2mm rings). Held together by rubber bands, each piece is laser cut while the ring shape is laser etched. The packing orientation is sideways, making the ring lie flat to the engraved ring shape.

There are so many stylish and unique jewelry boxes available nowadays it’s hard to settle on just one. Whether you are keeping an awesome original jewelry packaging or investing in a more costly designer box, keeping your pieces of jewelry organized protects them from getting mixed up and tangled (and scratched!) while they enjoy their own separate “rooms.”

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Jewelry Boxes in Endless Variety

Collecting jewelry boxes can be fun and interesting encompassing everything from famous people to different eras in our history. A collection can focus on ancient Egypt with beautiful wood boxes with mother of pearl inlaid in rectangular and octagon shapes or a hand painted cast metal box with scarabs and lotus.

Most are lined with velvet of a coordinating color. A fun collection would be one of Disney characters with the most popular ones being Tinker Bell and Cinderella. There are jewelry boxes shaped like the Cinderella castle that open with a drawbridge. Imagine a shelf of jewelry boxes with all the Disney princesses and a castle. That would be a beautiful and fun display in any room.

Like animals? A cute green turtle jewelry box or an elephant or a dolphin jewelry box all can begin a great collection of sea animals or African animals. Maybe you would like a collection with various animal patterns such as snakeskin and leopard spots? Do you have a friend that collects lighthouses? A jewelry box in the shape of a lighthouse or a fine wooden box with a beautiful painting of a lighthouse on the shore with waves lapping at the rocks can be a meaningful gift to a collector.

A collection of jewelry boxes does not have to be the large boxes we normally see on dressers that have hooks for necklaces and drawers for rings. There are trinket boxes that usually range in size from an egg to a coffee cup. These can be made of wood, metals, plastic and even box materials. The lids either left off or up or slide to one side and are often the most decorative part of the trinket box. These are a great collection starter for a child due to their size and cost.

Some people collect based on the material the jewelry box is made from or the decorations on the box whether it is carved wood or inlaid mother of pearl on the lid. Others collect based on the designer or manufacturer. A collection of any type can reflect your personality and provide you with pleasure and satisfaction.

Remember that little pink jewelry/music box with the ballerina that popped up and danced to a love song? I wonder how much mine would be worth in a collection or even more, what it would be worth to my granddaughter if she had it sitting on her dresser?

Timothy Jenkins is a retired home builder, and spends most of his time working on his jewelry box collection. He also writes about fitness and bodybuilding for a number of websites. One of his favorite sites is cheapelectrictreadmills.com [http://cheapelectrictreadmills.com/] where he can find bargains on his favorite piece of exercise equipment. Tim believes that he gets more out of his treadmill running machine

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Separate Your Bangles and Baubles With These Fantastic Jewelry Organizers

You may have one of the largest jewelry collections of all your friends, but if you cannot find the piece you want within 10 seconds, you will probably skip the accessories that day and just go with your usual baubles. You need to organize your bangles and baubles so you can quickly find the right piece in just the right color when you need it.

You will find that jewelry organizers can make the difference between an accomplished accessorizer and someone who grabs just any bracelet or earrings to finish your look. The organizer you need depends on the size of your collection.

Small

Get started organizing your collection of jewelry by category. Put your rings together, earrings in one spot and your necklaces in another organizer. The smaller the collection, the easier it is to pick the right piece of jewelry. A leather ring box can hold up to 100 rings in one place. Each ring is tucked safely in the rows and stays dust free. Measuring just 9 inches by 9 inches, you can put all of your rings together and tuck the leather box safely inside a dresser drawer. In the morning, when you’re getting dressed, pull out the box and select the ring that goes with your outfit.

Another small jewelry organizer is a jewelry hanger. You will find that something this compact can actually store a good number of pieces. For less than ten dollars, this hanger will hold up to 28 pairs of earrings and 24 necklaces of any length. It literally is a hanger and can be hung up in the closet or hung over a hook on the back of a door.

An ingenious jewelry holder is one designed to keep your rings or necklaces safe while you shower. If you are one of those people who only takes your jewelry off when you bathe, this is the organizer for you. The large hook actually suctions tightly to the wall of your shower or tub. It has a large hook, ensuring your ring will not slip off. If you prefer to anchor it somewhere else, you can attach it to the mirrors by the sink and still have a safe anchor for your precious things.

Medium

A lot of women have a jewelry box to store precious jewelry, but how many have a family photo jewelry box to do the same thing? This cherry-finished jewelry box has a place for a 5-inch-by-7-inch family photograph on the outside of the lid. Engraved beneath the photograph is “Love Family Memories.”

Open up the box and you will find a mirror on the inside, a space that can also be used for a second photograph. There is a lift-out tray that has eight divided spaces, a ring tray and a longer tray for necklaces. Underneath the tray is one large compartment to store bigger pieces. Lined with ivory-colored suede fabric, this box will hold a medium-sized collection.

Jewelry Stax might be another solution for those with medium-sized collections. You can collect as many Jewelry Stax – or trays – as you need, depending on how much jewelry you have. The trays can either be stacked on top of the dresser or stored safely in a drawer to save space. You select the number and styles of trays you need to handle your collection. They are made of styrene with blue velvet liners. The sizes vary from five compartments to 9, 18 and 36-compartment trays. There are also trays designed to hold rings and another for necklaces.

Large

Armoires are often the answer for those with a large jewelry collection. They hold the most jewelry and give you the opportunity to space it out so pieces do not become entangled.

An over-door mirror armoire is an interesting way to organize your jewelry. From the outside, it looks like a full-length, shatterproof mirror. But swing open the door, and you will find hooks for some 36 necklaces, slots for 48 earrings and trays to hold 96 rings. And that’s not all. There are another 12 compartments to hold those miscellaneous pieces like watches and bracelets. There is also a mirror on the inside, so you do not have to close the armoire to see how your jewelry looks on you. All of this is securely anchored over a bedroom or bathroom door. The wood frame measures 14 inches wide by 48 inches high by 4 inches deep.

If you are looking for something more permanent, consider a wall-mounted jewelry armoire. This beautiful resin-framed mirror hangs on any wall. It graces the room with a repetitive floral applique on the frame. Measuring a roomy 17 inches wide by 47 inches high and 5 inches deep, the armoire offers additional security with a lock and key. You can choose from oak or cherry finishes.

Without a doubt, a great jewelry organizer can make your life a lot simpler while keeping your jewelry rotation much more varied than usual. Find the perfect organizer for your collection now.

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