Monday, March 26, 2012

Jewelry Boxes - A Guide to Jewelry Storage

If you have been thinking about housing all of your jewelry in a convenient storage space, then you should consider getting a jewelry box that fits the needs of your collection. Jewelry boxes range in size from small leather travel wallets to large floor standing wooden boxes. This article give a survey of the various options open to you as you go about selecting a jewelry box that is right for you.

The most common and traditional form of jewelry storage is the wooden jewelry box. These boxes come in various sizes beginning with small dresser-top boxes and finishing with large floor standing wooden armoires. In between you can also find medium and large boxes that will fit on dresser tops.

The smallest wooden boxes are earring, cufflink, ring and pendant boxes that are as small as 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4" to hold individual items. If you have more jewelry, the a medium size dresser top box measuring at least 10 x 7 x 6 inches might be appropriate. Larger dresser top jewelry chests or floor standing armoires are the best options if you have an extensive and varied collection.

In the same way that you prize your jewelry pieces, you can also select a jewelry box which is itself a luxurious and beautiful item. Luxury jewelry chests are usually handcrafted and have striking wood finishes such as mahogany, teak, maple or burlwood.

Partially or fully handcrafted, luxury chests feature piano finishes, compass hinges and luxurious linings. High end jewelry boxes range in price from $200 to over $700.

Wood is not the only medium for jewelry boxes. Leather is a versatile material that is found in jewelry storage pieces in all sizes and styles such as leather travel wallets, jewelry rolls, portable train cases, safety deposit cases, watch storage boxes, dresser top boxes and even huge leather trunks.

Leather jewelry boxes come in a variety of colors such as black, tan, white, green blue, red and even pink.

The type of collection that you have may also be a factor in which jewelry box you select. If you have a lot of necklaces then you should take a look at necklace armoires.

There are dresser top mini armoires with compartments enabling you to hang the necklaces, and for larger collection you can select from either floor standing armoires or wall mounted mirrors.

All of these boxes have side doors specifically made for hanging necklaces tangle-free.

If your jewelry collection is varied, then you have to consider the specialized dividers that are features of many jewelry boxes. You can find boxes with compartments for fashion earrings or bars for pierced earrings, padded rolls or deep storage for bangle bracelets, hooks or horizontal lined sections for chain bracelets, padded ring rolls for rings, padded rolls or lined compartments for cufflinks, hooks for necklaces and removable padded watch pillows for watches.  Not every jewelry box has all of these specialized compartments so think about what you really need and then pick a box that has the areas to fit your items.

Sometimes it is easy to find the box that you need. For example, if you are searching for a box to hold one or two special pieces or a box that will be part of a special present, then a trinket box is appropriate. These boxes are crafted from fine brass or pewter with hand enameled details. They sometimes have hand set Austrian crystals and 24k gold accents and make perfect keepsake gifts for the serious collector or someone special on your gift list.

Finally, if you really want to make an impression on someone then you can choose a wooden jewelry box that is specifically made for the presentation of a particular jewelry gift. You can find boxes for engagement rings, watches, earrings, pendants and necklaces.

So, consider what kind of jewelry storage you require, and then have some fun exploring the wide variety of jewelry boxes that are on the market today.

By Linea Riffel, contributing editor for, where you can purchase wooden jewelry boxes, floor jewelry boxes, leather travel cases, presentation cases, trinket boxes and more!

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