Monday, October 29, 2012

Choosing a Personalized Box for Your Loved One

Christmas and the Holiday season is a big one when it comes to gift giving.  If you are in a special relationship or married, you know the pressure to find just the right gift for that special love in your life.  Whether you are a shopping for a man or a woman, a personalized gift is a great touch to making someone feel special.  We have a wonderful selection of lovely items that can be personalized for that special touch.

For the special man in your life, a stunning wood valet box with a brass personalization nameplate could be just the right item for you to select.  This beauty is classic and classy with soft interior lining and multiple storage compartments for tie tacks, rings, cuff links, change, keys watches and any other items he tends to carry around with him. It also features an interior tie bar to keep them organized and safe.  The wooden case is simplistic and showcases the lovely wood grain.  Add a personal thought or greeting to the plate and you have a first class gift.

For the special woman in your life, choosing an amazing jewelry box that you can personalize is a very thoughtful gift idea.  We have several different sizes and wood choices for you to consider.  Whether she has a lot of jewelry to store, or just a few treasured items, we have the right one for her.

These personalized wood jewelry boxes are handcrafted by impeccable craftsmen and come with beautiful wood grained covers as well as soft lined interiors.  You can find your choice of pockets, compartments, drawers and hanging sections for just the right configuration depending on her jewelry collection.  Add your special message and you have an amazing gift.

Let the experts at Chasing Treasure recommend some awesome ideas to help you find just the right gift or take a look at our gift ideas section for more wonderful gift ideas.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jewelry Box Options

The process of buying jewelry organizers and boxes is actually fun. Because there are now more styles, designs, materials, and features than ever before, you can find exactly what you want and within budget. When looking around, you will notice jewelry boxes are sold as three primary product types to include the following:

o    Mass Production – These jewelry boxes are produced in large quantities by manufacturing companies, which means they are value priced and offer an affordable way to organize your jewelry and watches.

o    Collections – Typically, collections feature luxurious products in various matching styles and sizes and in many cases, chests and jewelry boxes are handmade and designed with innovative features to hold all types of jewelry and watches.

o    Personalized – Within this category you would find virtually any type of jewelry box wanted but the difference is that you could choose from a variety of materials and features, or even have the box engraved with your initials, monogrammed, or if you plan to buy a jewelry box as a gift for someone special, a brushed nickel or brass plate could be attached and a personalized message inscribed.

Value of Craftsmanship

As mentioned, mass produced jewelry boxes are value priced and offer the most affordable option. Now, this means you and thousands of other people would own the exact same product but that does not automatically mean the level of quality would be poor. For instance, if the jewelry box were made by a reputable company, chances are good the quality of craftsmanship would be decent.

On the other hand, an extremely high quality jewelry tray or box would be substantially more expensive but in exchange, you would end up with a product so well made that it could easily stay in pristine condition for generations. This would obviously require you to take proper care of the jewelry box but it goes to show that top craftsmanship is a worthwhile investment.

High Quality versus Sub-par Materials

Of course, the materials used to make a jewelry box would have a huge impact on overall quality. For instance, if you spent money on a jewelry tray or box made from pressed wood or veneer, especially if there was no protective layer added, the product will not likely last generations. In comparison, if the tray or box were made from teak or mahogany and covered with several layers of piano finish, you would end up with a great place to store jewelry and other small items safely and securely to hand down though the years.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Finding the Perfect Piece of Jewelry on a Budget

Finding the perfect piece of jewelry for a friend or partner can be hard work at the best of times, but even more so when working to a budget. This is not necessarily a bad thing though, as it can mean that more thought is put into what is being bought, which in turn will lead to a more meaningful and personal present being given.

If, like many people, you find yourself with less money to spend this year on presents, there is no need to panic or worry. Instead, read through the following suggestions that will help you to make a great decision when it comes to buying somebody a ring or a necklace for Christmas, their birthday or any other special occasion.

All that glitters is not gold: Some people automatically assume that if they are going to buy a piece of jewelry, it has to be made out of gold. This is clearly not the case though, as there are many other precious metals, with one of the more obvious alternatives being silver. Ornaments and jewelry made from silver date back to at least 4000 B.C., and it is one of the earliest metals believed to have been worked by man. From basic earrings through to more elaborate pieces, silver is an affordable alternative to gold when it comes to jewelry, although it may require more cleaning to keep it looking at its very best.

What is a birth stone? The idea of birthstones stretches back centuries, and can be found in both eastern and western cultures. In the east, they were associated with the zodiacal calendar; whilst in the west, they were associated with the months in the Gregorian calendar. Whilst some of the precious stones matched in both philosophies, some did not, and so in the United States, it was first standardized in 1912, and then reviewed again in 2012. Running in month order from January, the birthstones are as follows: Garnet, Amethyst, Aquamarine (+Bloodstone), Diamond, Emerald, Pearl (+Moonstone+Alexandrite), Ruby, Peridot, Sapphire, Opal (+Tourmaline), Topaz (+Citrine), and Turquoise (+Zircon+Tanzanite). Birthstones are usually given to people in the form of a ring, and make the perfect personal gift that also shows that a lot of thought has been put into it.

Find the piece that goes with everything. Whilst there may be some outstanding and unique pieces of jewelry available, buying a piece that goes with everything makes a great deal of sense. Even if you need to pay more, the knowledge that something reasonably plain but of high quality will always be worn makes the purchase worthwhile.

Buy Used. Whilst buying a new item is everyone's preference, buying a previously loved piece of jewelry can offer some cost savings, especially if bought at a yard sale or even in a thrift store. It goes without saying that this can be very hit and miss, and even if you do find a piece that you like the look of, it may or may not be “real”.

Look for the Sales: Whether a traditional jewelers or an online retailer, in this day and age, everyone has a sale at some point. Waiting for the sale can offer quite a considerable cost saving, and is a great way to find the perfect piece of jewelry on a budget.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wood Watch Boxes Make a Wonderful Gift for the Watch Collector

Beautiful gifts come from the heart and when we are looking for just the right gift to send or give to a special person, we want it to be amazing.  With the holidays coming up and a year round need for gifts of all types, we are featuring amazing collections of items that will make the hardest person to buy for seem like a breeze.

Men and women alike love watches and while many people may associate watch collecting with men, trust me, many women love watches for the style and fashion accessory side of it.  If you have a watch lover in your family or on your shopping list, we have amazing wood watch boxes that will make any watch collector smile.

Out hardwood watch boxes come from many premier manufacturers that offer superior quality and attention to detail.  There are amazing choices in wood grains from Burlwood to Rosewood and many in between, so your selection can be custom selected for each person.

Many of the watch boxes come with a clear top so you can see the watches housed inside, which for many collectors is a wonderful display piece.  The interiors contain beautiful linings and pillows for cushioning important pieces. You can find boxes that can house 1 watch or up to 15 or more, depending on the need.  There are also gorgeous boxes that work both as a jewelry box and a watch box.  The choices and configurations available make it easy to find just the right one.

Watch collectors love their watches and to receive a gift such as one of these wooden watch boxes would make it an amazing gift idea. We have boxes in a large range of price points and fast shipping as well making Chasing Treasure a go to shop for your special gift purchases. We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your holiday shopping!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Options for Men's Jewelry Boxes

Just like girls and women, many men appreciate a great looking and highly functional jewelry box. If you are like most men, you want a jewelry box that is functional, convenient, and secure but also something that has a more masculine aesthetic. If you have never shopped for something like this before or perhaps it has been years, you will probably be surprised at what the market offers.

The nice thing about today’s jewelry boxes for men is the wide range of styles and designs. For instance, you could go with a simple watch or cuff link box with a sleek design or choose a full jewelry box that could easily accommodate your jewelry, business cards, phone numbers, loose change, and other smaller items. Before shopping, you want to determine the types of things you would need to keep organized and safe.

Keep in mind that the location where the jewelry box would be placed would be another determining factor. As an example, if you prefer to keep items on a small dresser, then perhaps a man’s jewelry tray would be a better choice whereas a larger dresser with more surface space could easily accommodate a larger jewelry box designed with separate drawers and other compartments.

Popular Materials

Commonly, both men and women’s jewelry boxes are made with the same materials but for men, design is often sleeker and simplified.  Of course, this does not mean you would be limited to options based on personal preference and functionality. Following are examples of materials that you might find most attractive when looking to purchase a manly man jewelry box but again, these are just a few suggestions.

Leather – The type of leather used would be high quality and strong. Leather jewelry boxes for men come in a wide range of colors to complement any decorum.

Wood – Different species of wood is also used with some of the favorites being black zebra burl wood, dark walnut, mahogany, teak, and Sapeli. Each of these wood species offers something unique.

Special Features

Another thing to look for in a jewelry box is conventional and innovative features. Based on the look you want, you could choose something simple or a more elaborate design. Now, if you have trouble settling on just one look or if you have a lot of things that need to be organized and secured, you could always buy two jewelry boxes.

As the popularity of men’s jewelry boxes grows, manufacturing companies are taking note to the things that men say they want. For you, this means incredible opportunities for style, design, materials, features, sizes, and even prices. Some of the best features include:
o    Suede cloth lining specially treated to ensure anti-tarnish jewelry storage
o    Drawers with wood trim dividers
o    Museum quality piano finish
o    Brass or brushed nickel hardware
o    Mirror incorporated in the interior portion of the lid
o    Handcrafted inlaid design
o    One key locking mechanisms
o    Detachable travel cases

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Ballerina Jewelry Box is a Classic Birthday Gift

Choosing a Birthday gift for a young girl does not always have to mean dolls and toys.  A classic choice of a birthday gift is a beautiful Ballerina Jewelry and Music Box.  Remember getting yours at a young age? It must be every little girls dream to open the box and watch that ballerina twirl around and around to the music because they have been fulfilling dreams for years and years.

Today you can fulfill your little girls dream with her own beautiful Ballerina Jewelry Box and you can find just the right one at Chasing Treasure.  Our collection of these sweet jewelry and music boxes allows you to find the perfect choice for your young lady.

If your little girl is very young, we have lovely starter jewelry and music boxes that allow for some jewelry storage.  These are made of hardboard or plastic and come with sweet designs on the exterior and the famous dancing ballerina that will spin to the lovely song that is featured with each box.

For girls that are a bit older and have more jewelry and treasures to store, we have amazing wooden jewelry boxes.  These beautiful boxes feature beautiful lined drawers and compartments, with some offer ring rolls and other organizing features.  Lovely carved wood exteriors mean that these sturdy jewelry boxes will last for many years.

If your little princess is a girly girl and is in love with music, ballerinas and jewelry, then these musical Ballerina jewelry boxes are the perfect gift item for her birthday. With a large choice of styles, materials, music choices and price, you will be able to choose the exact one that she will enjoy and cherish for years.

Go ahead and spoil your special little birthday girl. It will be so worth it!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Whimsical Jewelry Trends

Sometimes we tend to take ourselves too seriously, don't we? There is a fun trend happening that focuses on the playful side of your style. Whimsical jewelry fashion pieces are showing up more and more on specialty websites and in shops these days. Here are some fun and funky styles that you may want to incorporate into your jewelry box.

When it comes to whimsical jewelry, Seasonal themed jewelry is a classic choice. You can go with simple and plan design or really go big and bold with a bejeweled seasonal piece embedded with a lot of bling! You can find seasonal themed earrings, rings, pendants, pins, brooches and charms for charm bracelets.

For Whimsical bracelet choices you can go with a charm bracelet that is loaded up with big and bold charms, a big and bold beaded bracelet or a combination of the two. Yes, you can find beaded bracelets that have dangling whimsical charms on them and those are ideal for a whimsical look.

Animal theme jewelry fits in with the whimsical jewelry trend. You can find all kinds of animal themes from domestic pets, safari animals and sea life. One trends that is really showing up a lot is jewelry featuring owls and dragonflies. These classic images are beautifully shown in all types of colors and mixed media metals, enamels and more.

Food theme jewelry is definitely a whimsical way to let your jewelry reflect your personality and fun-loving side. If you love to show off some of your favorite foods or candy items, look for your food themed jewelry in the fashion jewelry collections or in handcrafted jewelry markets.

Having fun with your jewelry and whimsical jewelry pieces can really make heads turn. Cut loose and start looking for great pieces that you would enjoy wearing and showing off a bit.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Power of Passion & Healing: The Blood-Red Ruby

Bring more passion to your love life with the beautiful Ruby, the gemstone for deeper love and greater commitment. Coming from India, Burma or Thailand, the Ruby is said to bring contentment of the East to its owner. Worn on the left hand, the Ruby is said to enhance life force and if received as a gift, reflects the love and friendship of the giver.

The Ruby is rumored to have healing powers, working in concert with the heart and arteries to positively affect blood flow throughout the body. Can’t sleep at night? Wear the Ruby or put it under your pillow. Sweet dreams will ensue.

Ruby held for ransom
The Delong Star Ruby
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One of the most famous Rubies, the Delong Star Ruby, was recovered after being stolen and ransomed (along with the Star of India Sapphire) in 1964 for $25,000. Weighing 100.32 carats, it is now back home at the Natural History Museum in New York.

Ruby in Sterling Silver from Emily Gems: $70

Ruby related to Sapphire

The Ruby has long been considered a close relative of the Sapphire. In fact it can be said that the Ruby is a form of Sapphire. The Pink Ruby is actually called a Pink Sapphire.

Color counts

The most desirable color is blood red which is red with a blue tint. Rubies from Burma often have this color and can be worth millions of dollars. The blood red or “Burmese Ruby” is also called “Pigeon’s Blood Ruby.”

So whether you are buying a Ruby ring, necklace, pendant or other personal accessory, make sure to protect it with one of our beautiful jewelry boxes. Reduce the threat of theft and ransom.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Terminology of Chains Part 3

We have been looking at all of the different terms for the styles of chains that are available in the marketplace today. Neck chains and bracelets use the same terminology so that you can get matching styles. Here are three more popular types of chains that are being sold today.

Byzantine Chain - This type of chain can be found in varying widths and lengths. It is a great chain for those who like a lot of sparkle and shine. The Byzantine chain is made up of oval shaped links with a larger link that is woven in and out of the center space of the smaller oval shaped links. It is a chain that can be found made from fashion jewelry metal, gold, sterling silver, stainless steel or even platinum, so the prices will vary greatly. The chain can be worn alone or with your favorite pendant or enhancer attached to it.

Foxtail Chain - The foxtail chain is a beautiful chain that is mostly found in the women's jewelry market. It is made when 2 oval links are connected together at a 45 degree angle. These types of chains can be worn alone or with your favorite pendant. We do not recommend you wear a large enhancer on them due to their semi-delicate nature until you have a thicker and weightier foxtail chain. You can find foxtail chains made from a variety of fashion jewelry metal and semi-precious jewelry metal in the marketplace.

Serpentine Chain - This type of chain is very flexible and is great to wear alone or with your favorite pendants. It is very similar to a snake chain but it lays flat along your neckline. It can be found made from fashion jewelry metal, gold, sterling silver, stainless steel or platinum, so prices will vary greatly depending on the materials (metals) used. You can find this type of chain in both the male and female jewelry market although it is more popular with females due to its variety.

Whichever your favorite style of chain is, there are many different styles that will hold lovely pendants, charms or look great just to wear alone. You can get help to find your favorites with these useful terms.