Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Portable Jewelry Cases for the Avid Traveler

Jewelry cases are portable jewelry boxes perfect for the avid traveler. ChasingTreasure offers a variety of exquisitely crafted portable jewelry cases, complete with dividers, pockets, and drawers for secure organization. Portable jewelry cases make a thoughtful gift for the traveler in your life! Let’s think about what you might look for when choosing a portable jewelry case for yourself or a loved one.

Portable jewelry cases are elegant storage systems for your jewelry and accessories whether you’re on the road or at home. In fact, ChasingTreasure offers luxury portable jewelry cases that are so well-designed, they can double as your jewelry box on your dressing table.  Travel jewelry cases from trusted brands like Morelle, Wolf Designs, Royce, Budd Leather, RaGar, and Reed & Barton offer a durable and stylish way to keep your collection organized no matter where you are. They’re available in many colors and finishes, including crocodile finish, ebony, white, red, and brown colors. Large train cases, with many drawers and compartments, are ideal for big collections and long journeys. Many styles offered by ChasingTreasure lock, meaning you’ll have peace of mind as you travel with your precious jewelry and accessories. Whether you travel with your entire collection or you’d like to keep all your and your family’s accessories in one place, large portable jewelry cases from ChasingTreasure are the perfect solution.

If your travel can’t accommodate a large train case, ChasingTreasure offers smaller jewelry cases that can fit in your luggage. These smaller cases still come with all of the organizational compartments to keep your jewelry collection neat and tidy. Sturdy cases with clasps have lined drawers and compartments perfect for rings, bracelets, watches, earrings, and necklaces. Many include ring rolls, keeping your precious stones safe and in place. Removable trays offer even more storage to help you stay organized on your trip. Available in many colors and finishes, you’re sure to find a portable jewelry case that will complement your luggage at ChasingTreasure.

Of course, some travelers need to really make the most of their space without sacrificing bringing their accessories. Soft-sided rolling jewelry cases have zippered compartments and take up even less space than the small jewelry cases. Travel clutches are jewelry cases that look like stylish purses in leather look material, bright colors, or glittery sequins. They slide easily into carry-on suitcases, briefcases, or purses, meaning you can keep your collection on your person and know that it is always safe!

large travel jewelry case
Large Travel Jewelry Case

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Collection

While many Hollywood starlets adorn themselves in breathtaking jewelry pieces, few reach the level of jewelry connoisseur and collector like Elizabeth Taylor did.
Famous for her incredible acting talent, humanitarian work, striking features, and love affairs, she was also known for her jewelry collection, which contained some of the most valuable jewels in the world. She even wrote a book about her collection called My Love Affair With Jewelry.
At the time of her death, her collection was worth a reported $150 million. It included many gifts from one of her husbands, Richard Burton, including some historically significant pieces. For example, as a Valentine’s Day gift, Burton gave her one of the most famous pearls in the world, La Peregrina. It was formerly owned by Mary I of England! Burton gave her the 33.19-carat Krupp Diamond (now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond) which she wore almost every day, as well as the 69.42-carat Taylor-Burton Diamond. Taylor’s collection also included the exquisite Grand Duchess of Russia emeralds and the Duchess of Windsor diamond brooch.
It might be unsurprising to learn that Taylor stored these impressive pieces in an entire room of their own. You might not have the space for an entire jewelry room, but your collection is just as important as Taylor’s was to her. You can keep yours safe and organized with a luxury jewelry box or case from ChasingTreasure.

elizabeth taylor diamond for a large jewelry box
The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond (Krupp Diamond)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Strange Jewelry: Bejeweled Cockroaches

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Brooches
Photo courtesy of Mapping the Marvelous
In 2005, the jewelry trend that swept the globe was surprising to say the least.  Bejeweled Madagascar Hissing Cockroach brooches were highly sought-after by celebrities and everyday fashionistas alike. The most surprising thing about these Swarovski crystal encrusted bugs? They were still alive when you wore them! They came with a little “leash” so that they would stay put.
Salt Lake City fashion designer Jared Gold wanted his fashion line to stand out, and he was successful! They retailed for $60-$80 dollars and could be shipped overnight. Gold explains that the roach brooches enjoyed the warmth of their wearer’s body and looked best with light clothing. The cockroach brooches came with instructions for care and typically lived a year when taken care of properly with water, fruit, and a clean aquarium.
It was like having jewelry and a pet in one. This piece of unique jewelry had a very specific jewelry box – its aquarium. But we’re certain your jewelry will be happy in more traditional jewelry box or case!

traditional wooden jewelry box
Traditional Wooden Jewelry Box