Whether you are the Queen of England, with the finest jewellery in your personal or working collection, or just an everyday gal with a cheap and cheerful assortment of glitzy pieces, you will need a place to store your treasures. A jewellery box may be just what you need; and it could be the perfect Christmas gift for young, old and inbetweeners.
Jewellery boxes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are even fairly large stand-alone pieces that are classified as furniture. The following are a few simple rules to help you to select the right one.
Where will the jewellery box be located?
After deciding this, you will have an idea of the boxes that will be suitable.
How big should it be?
If you only have a couple of pairs of earrings, a large jewellery chest is pointless. Likewise, a tiny jewellery box is useless if you have masses of jewellery.
If you are newly married and just starting out the odds are that your jewellery collection will grow as your finances increase. Take this into account when deciding what type and size of box to buy.
Pick one with a classic style, assuming that you want to keep it a long time. If you pick a snazzy, up-to-the-minute, or fun but outrageous box its appeal may be short-lived. Also bear in mind that if you are going to have the box on display it will need to fit in with your colour scheme. Therefore plain, simple and classy will undoubtedly be the best.
Pick a jewellery box that is right for you and your jewellery
Some boxes have lots of spaces specifically for rings or necklaces. If you have few of these, and don't intend to buy more, this type of box won't be much use. Maybe you only wear earrings? If that's the case, shop around for a jewellery box that is made for earrings.
Look around for a jewellery box with anti-tarnish properties
Sometimes these boxes cost a little more but are well worth it. A good one will last a lifetime and ensure that your jewellery does, too.
If you travel a lot, choose one that includes a detachable jewelry box
Nowadays, many boxes include a small, removable section that can carry vital pieces of jewellery when you're traveling.
Personally, I would look at all the possibilities and shop around before making a decision. For me the best type of jewellery boxes have flexible interiors that can be adapted for watches, bracelets, rings — or whatever. My jewellery may, on the whole, be the cheap and cheerful kind, but it has value to me of the sentimental kind.
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