10 Best Jewelry Boxes – 2016


Your jewelry is a work of art. Shouldn’t the place you store it be beautiful too?

In addition to decorating your vanity, a jewelry box helps keep your collection safe when it’s not in use.  Organizing your jewelry reduces the likelihood of chains tangling and the mates to your earrings going missing. Proper storage also protects delicate gemstones from scratching against one another. You can achieve serious peace of mind knowing your jewelry is safely–and stylishly– tucked away in a safe place.

Today I’m sharing 10 of my favorite jewelry boxes available in 2016. Mother’s day is around the corner, and if you’re anything like me you’ve gifted a fair amount of jewelry to your Mom over the years. Perhaps this year you’ll find that a jewelry box is both a personal and practical gift. [and if you need help filling it, I’ve got you covered.]


1. Tesora Jewelry Box, Sung Wook Park, Anthropologie, $48

Two beautifully crafted industrial materials merge in this container stack. It’s the perfect place to store a few pieces on a bathroom vanity or console.



2. Stow It Jewelry Box, Sung Woo Park, Umbra – $60

Clean lines and clever drawers make this jewelry box as fun as it is functional. The felt lined pockets and ring slots make this a great place for your keepsakes.



3. Liza Wooden Jewelry Box, Mele & Co , $90

If you find your zen by organizing things neatly, you’ll love the multitude of compartments in the Liza jewelry box. Each slot is perfect for keeping earring mates together and protecting softer stones like opals and pearls from scratching against neighboring gems.



4. Grand Lacquer Jewelry Box, West Elm – $153

The center ring slots and deep swing-out drawers for bangles make this West Elm box a winner in my book.



5. Antique Gold Jewelry Boxes, Pottery Barn – $129

Place your most artful pieces under a glass display. The engraved details along the golden frame add a touch of elegance.



6. Selma Jewelry Box, Crate & Barrel – $149

Clean contemporary lines, plenty of slotted ring storage and a light linen interior make this jewelry box a home-run.



7. SAIC Valet Jewelry Cabinet & Mirror, CB2 – $249

Reduce visual clutter by storing large statement necklaces behind this functional mirror for your vanity.



8. Toulouse Jewelry Box, Jonathan Adler – $295

A wild speckled motif paired with the velvet lined interior (plus compartments! loads of compartments!) makes this jewelry box anything but ordinary.



9. Hampton Bay Jewelry Armoire , Home Decorators Collection – $319

A full size jewelry armoire provides ample storage for your fine jewelry, watches, and fashionable baubles too.



10. Hartford Jewelry Dresser , Dot & Bo – $829

A modern day replica of the George Nelson jewelry console at a more conservative price. Pair it with a modern mirror to complete your favorite dressing nook.


Quick tips for safe jewelry storage:

  • Slow the growth of tarnish on your silver jewelry by storing pieces in airtight ziplock bags.
  • Precious metal and gemstones [especially diamonds!] can scratch neighboring gems. Store soft pieces such as opals and pearls away from other items (try employing the ziplock method above)
  • Create an itemized list of your collection for reference in the event of loss or theft.


Handmade Gifts

This year I skipped the gift of treats which I usually send to my galleries in favor of something a little more personal. My Dad and I made wood turned pens from bloodwood and zebrawood on my Grandfather’s lathe. It is a hobby my father picked up a year ago and knew I would also enjoy . Each one takes about an hour to create and is finished with gold plated findings. The founder of Makers Market took a moment to write about receiving her gift.


Egyptian Coin Cufflinks

On the heels of our last custom project, monogram cufflinks,  is this hand fabricated pair of cufflinks utilizing Egyptian coins. These coins, which are no longer in circulation, feature intricate imagery and two-tone metals.  I placed into a simple heavy bezel with sturdy cufflink backs. The detail in these coins makes one want to dig the change from their pockets and dream about the possibilities.

Pavé Fragment Necklaces

The onset of wedding season means it’s time to find the perfect wedding gifts. This friend dared to go off-registry with a pair of pave diamond necklaces celebrating the two grooms distinct personalities. Their night and day contrast illustrates that each is the perfect counterpart for the other. We leveled up once more with personalized engraving on the pendant’s backside.


Fragment necklaces with pave diamonds are currently available via custom order only. Contact for pricing and details.