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With so many different types and brands of jewelry armoire on the market today, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. The truth is that it really helps to know what the main features are which are available to you, and how much you should spend.
Have you ever found yourself looking all over for your jewelry? Usually it ends up strewn all over the house in a million little places (or at least that’s what happens at MY house!) Thankfully, there is a solution, and that is a high-quality jewelry armoire.
The difference between a jewelry box and an armoire is subtle, and in fact the two terms are often used interchangeably. However, a jewelry armoire tends to be larger in size, often a model with four legs which can sit on the floor. It is also likely that it will have more storage space, typically drawers or extra large compartments. Oftentimes a jewelry armoire will hold larger items, simply because it is so much bigger. By contrast a jewelry box can be as small as a travel size case capable of holding only a few items.
The most common brands of jewelry armoire are from Reed & Barton and Mele & Co. Both produce high quality boxes and sell them only through authorized reseller channels. This means you can be sure that the boxes are the highest quality possible, and also that the company selling them is able to provide you with the best possible customer service. It is best to avoid purchasing these items used from eBay, craigslist or other resale channels because jewelry armoires can often have damage or structural defects, either from the previous owner, of because they were purchased from an unauthorized channel.
Although you often can’t tell much until you receive the item, you should be able to do quite a bit of checking in advance. First of all, make sure the jewelry armoire comes from a decent manufacturer, such as those mentioned above. All too often, cheap knockoffs are made in China or often parts of the world. While they will almost certainly be cheaper, like most things in life you really do get what you pay for. That being said, there are many high quality options available in price ranges from $100 up to $500. You also want to make sure the interior is lined, and make sure that the model you get has sufficient space to hold YOUR jewelry. If you’ve got a bunch of necklaces from your mom or grandma, make sure that you go for a larger model. But if you plan on moving the armoire around a lot, you will be much happier with a table top model – it will take up less space and be easier to shift from one part of your room to the other.
I hope this quick article was useful to you in your search for the perfect jewelry armoire! With a little time and research, it will be easy for you to find the best fit for your needs.
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It is that special week in the year. Your parent’s anniversary. And you need one of the best anniversary gifts. You got a trinket for mom. Now, what would be the best companion for it? Something to hold it and keep it safe. You want her to treasure it for the years to come. Therefore, for this very special occasion, what you need is a handmade jewelry box with exquisite carvings to make the present a very special one.
In addition, the box also has a very practical use of keeping the ornament safe from dust, dirt, and shock. In these days of quick travel, it will also come in handy while your mom is traveling. Not only for that, even while at home, she can use the case to keep her gems neatly in place.
We know that diamonds or rather jewels are a girl’s best friend. So the box containing them must not look shabby at any cost. It deprecates the gems lying within it. Therefore, you have to choose with utmost care.
A wooden jewelry box with some exquisite marquetry designs will do wonders to this role. The color and the design on the box are also very important. They must complement the trinkets it contains. Marquetry is a special skill by which artisans create wonders on simple wooden boxes rendering them quite out of the ordinary.
Jewel cases have been in vogue since ancient times. In olden days, women did not have many options to keep their valuable possessions. These boxes were a medium to keep their important and treasured articles. From that time, ornament cases have gone through a lot of transition and today we have different types of them to suit all sorts of purposes.
These cases can be made using various materials. However, wood seems to be the most useful one. It is more durable and lighter than many other materials. Hence, ornament containers are usually made of wood. There are several types used for this purpose. The most common ones are cherry and maple. Some other expensive varieties are satinwood, mahogany, and rosewood.
There are several forms of wooden ornament cases. It could be big with multiple drawers to fit several trinkets. Alternatively, it could be small to fit one single piece of jewelry. It could have a flip lid as well. Suiting your own needs, you can go for a specific kind. Also, depending on your budget, you could go for an expensive one made of mahogany or a simple one made of cherry with some exquisite marquetry designs on it.
We have all read stories of the famous kings and queens and their treasure troves. Since then, jewel boxes have signified power and wealth. So this year, turn your parents into an emperor and empress by presenting mom a handcrafted wooden jewelry box and dad a handcrafted wooden accessory box. Be remembered forever!
The jewelry you love to wear, collect and enjoy tells a colorful story about your fashion sense and paints a visual picture of the accessorized you. Nowhere does this become more evident than in your jewelry organizer. When you look at your assembled jewelry you can see a very private snapshot with a decided slant.
Does your jewelry organizer say Classic/Tiffany, Gypsy/bohemian, Avant-garde/minimalist, Handmade – Hammered Gold or silver jewelry only, or does one color make the boldest statement as in mostly red or just black and white. Just as your private jewelry collection speaks to who you are, your jewelry organizer says more!
There can be an interesting similarity between your jewelry collection and your jewelry organizer, or total schizophrenia. The traditional jewelry storage is the jewelry box crafted perhaps by artisan furniture makers, from specialty hardwood (rosewood, mahogany) or fine leather, and with a key for security. The box jewelry organizer can be inlaid with marquetry or veneers and may have a European history. Some have movable musical components, such as the familiar ballerina, that plays music as the ballerina twirls when the box opens. The only drawback to the jewelry box jewelry organizer is the size of the box limits the amount of jewelry that can be stored.
Jewelry organizers have interconnected departments with small bins and hooks and may have several drawers to provide additional layers of storage. Many are lined with velvet or satin. Other jewelry organizers can be created from a variety of softly padded themed fabric such as Asian kimono patterns, country homespun, or French toile patterns all fashioned as rectangles, squares, or other interesting or whimsical shapes. They can have zipper, snap, or Velcro closures.
Bohemian jewelry boxes are more flowing in their display and more often mix and chunk pieces rather than having each piece separate from the others. Space is not limited by a container or box but grows as spontaneously as the owner desires. This makes it the perfect jewelry box for true jewelry collectors. Necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings may be draped on statues, busts, door handles, picture frames, hangars, or peg boards.
Still other spontaneous yet practical jewelry boxes are fishing tackle boxes, large and small glass vases or glasses, all sorts of trays from silver to bamboo, and even dress forms.
Travel presents another jewelry box challenge. The idea is to take only some selected jewelry to accessorize pre-planned outfits. The larger the travel jewelry organizer, the more difficult the choice becomes. A flat plastic, multi-compartmentalized caddy that can be rolled up in to a small tube and easily packed is the tried and true popular choice. Not only does it take less space, but it can be easily placed into a hotel safe. For the serious bejeweled traveler, some select a small luggage trunk specifically designed and marketed as a jewelry box or cosmetic bag. Because of the specialty nature of the small trunk, this presents special attention on the part of the traveler to be aware of the trunk at all times.
Take another look at your jewelry organizer and listen to the story it tells about you!