Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Gift Buying Season! 4 Tips for Buying a Jewelry Box

The Christmas season is one of the top buying periods for gifts and jewelry boxes are a favorite gift item to buy and to receive!

With all of the choices available, we thought it would help if you had some tips to look for when buying the right jewelry box or watch box for your loved one.

So in no particular order, here are 4 things to look for with your next jewelry box purchase.

Tip #1 Material:
You want to look for a solid jewelry box that is made from quality materials such as wood.  Wood will last a lifetime and it comes in a variety of styles and finishes. The wood can be stained in a variety of colors to match personal taste and decor.

Tip #2 Linings:
A jewelry box should protect your jewelry investments so make sure it is professionally lined in a soft material such as velvet or suede. The lining should be checked every few month for stains or tears. Look to make sure all the trays, drawers and storage areas of the jewelry box are lined.

Tip #3 - Organizing Features: A great jewelry box will always feature classic organizers such as padded ring rolls, earring compartments, necklace storage and watch pillows. Some will have open storage for larger pieces such as bangles or over-sized pendants. For some people, the more organizers and divided storage is better and for others less is more.

Tip #4 Price Point: There is a large range of pricing for jewelry boxes. Generally speaking, floor models will cost more than dresser top boxes but it is not always the larger jewelry boxes that cost more. When shopping for the best value, look for quality craftsmanship such as mitered corners, quadrant hinges and solid lids.  Choose a trusted brand and you'll find value.

Overall, if you pay a bit more for good, solid craftsmanship you will be pleased with your choice and can count on the jewelry box being handed down to future generations.

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