Monthly Archives: October 2008

  • How to Choose a Gift Jewelry Box

    Posted on October 30, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    A jewelry box is a perfect gift idea for any woman. Here is what to look for in a fine jewelry box.

    Quality workmanship is very important. Jewelry boxes found in discount stores are nice, but sooner or later the poor quality will show: Doors will fall off. The finish will be easily scratched. The lining will come out. By spending a little extra for a high-quality jewelry box, you will be assured that the piece will last for a long time.

    Consider the recipient's needs. Does she own a lot of earrings? Then invest in a jewelry box in which she can assign each pair its own special slot so she can find them easily. Does she have a lot of pieces of sentimental value? Then give her a jewelry box with lots of small drawers so she can give each one a place of honor.

    Consider the décor of the room. Jewelry boxes come in many finishes. Choose one that fits the décor of room in which it will be stored. Also, consider how compact the box should be. If she does not have a lot of space on her dressing table, she would appreciate a jewelry box that closes up to fit a smaller space.

    Make sure the lining of the jewelry box is secure. The lining is intended to prevent the jewelry from becoming scratched and tarnished. Make sure the lining is securely in place.

    Look for added features: A mirror is nice to allow her to check the effect of each piece as she puts it on. Necklace hooks allow her to prevent chains from dangling.

    A jewelry box is a beautiful gift that will give her pleasure for many years to come. Be sure to buy a high-quality box that will last.

    This post was posted in General, Jewelry Boxes

  • How to Select a Humidor

    Posted on October 26, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    A humidor is an excellent gift for a cigar aficionado. Here are some gifts for selecting one.

    A humidor stores cigars at the correct humidity level in order to improve their flavor. If a cigar is too humid, it becomes mushy. If it is too dry, the cigar becomes brittle. A cigar should not be stored in the cigar box it came in. Instead, it should be stored in a humidor.

    The first thing to consider is how often the person smokes cigars or gives them to friends. Small boxes that store fewer than 100 cigars are readily available for less than $100. Humidors that hold more than 300 cigars are also available for not much more.

    A good humidor should have a hygrometer to ensure optimal conditions. It should also have built-in humidifiers and scratch-resistant felt liners. The interior should be made of cedar or some other aromatic wood. The cigars will pick up the scent of the surrounding wood and thus taste even better.

    There are humidors with windows and display shelves. These are ideal for those who enjoy the differences between cigars. On the other hand, a plain wooden box makes an elegant way to present a fine cigar to a guest. Those who have a flair for the unusual may enjoy a pyramid-shaped humidor rather than the usual rectangular box.

    A humidor adds a touch of elegance to any man's study. He will appreciate the ability to store his valued collection in an attractive, durable unit intended specifically for his treasures.

    This post was posted in General, Cigar Humidors

  • Storage Units Are Excellent Gifts for Collectors

    Posted on October 23, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Many people collect things. For gift-giving occasions, it may be hard to know what items they already have. Instead consider giving them gifts to store their collection, such as a jewelry box, humidor or watch winder.

    Giving a storage gift shows that the giver understands how much the recipient values his or her collection. Each piece of the collection can be displayed in optimal conditions and protected from harm. For example, a humidor attractively displays fine cigars and keeps them in perfect condition until it is time to smoke them.

    A storage gift also lends an aura of prestige to a collection. Rather than just leaving a fine watch on a dresser drawer, it should be displayed in a glass-enclosed case so that it can be appreciated.

    A storage unit also keeps collections organized. Jewelry collectors appreciate having a special drawer in which to store a particularly valued piece. Earring pairs can be stored together and necklaces can be hung without tangles.

    Of course, these concepts work for other collections as well: stamps, coins, dolls etc. For each, the collector would enjoy having a high-quality storage unit which protects the piece while allowing people to admire it.

    In choosing a storage gift, consider how large the collection is and the décor of the room in which it will be stored. Get a unit large enough so that the recipient can add more pieces.

    It is well worth spending a few extra dollars for a storage unit to house a special collection. The collector will appreciate such a thoughtful gift that allows his or her collection to grow.


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