Posted on July 20, 2009 by SwissTGalleryWhile you can find wooden jewelry boxes in a number of places, you can also custom-order them if you know someone who is into woodworking. By working with the woodworker in designing the box, you can help create a unique piece of art that only your friend, relative, or wife will have. This makes the gift of the wooden jewelry box even more special.
Posted on December 8, 2008 by SwissTGallery
If you’re looking for a great gift for your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, or any woman, really, you may want to consider purchasing a jewelry box. There are a variety of different types of jewelry boxes available, though, and it may be hard to tell which one your special someone would like.
To help you select a jewelry box, you need to know a little bit about the person you plan on giving it to. It helps to know how much jewelry she has and what type she has. If she has a lot of necklaces, for example, you’ll want to get a jewelry box that includes a section to hang them. While necklaces can be put in any jewelry box, they do tend to get tangles up with one another unless they’re hung. Some jewelry boxes, likewise, contain more ring holders or larger separated sections to hold bigger broaches or pieces of jewelry.
There are other options you may want to consider as well. Some jewelry boxes feature mirrors on the lid, allowing the woman to see how necklaces or earrings look when worn. Some feature fold-out sections, while others use mostly drawers. Another good thing to know is if the person you intend to give the jewelry box to travels a lot. If so, you might want to look for a jewelry box that is fairly small and closes securely. There are some jewelry boxes specifically made for travel, although some jewelry boxes can be used as a mobile jewelry box even if they aren’t specifically made for travel.
No matter what type of jewelry box you settle on, she’s sure to enjoy having extra room to store her jewelry, and of course she will appreciate the time and thought you put into selecting the perfect jewelry box for her.
Posted on November 28, 2008 by SwissTGallery
A jewelry box is used to provide protection for your precious jewelry. However, it is only if you manage to keep your jewelry box intact and in good condition that it will work in doing the job it was meant to, i.e. protecting all your rings, bracelets and necklaces from dust and dirt.
It is important that you not only clean your jewelry but also your jewelry box to make it stand the test of time. Remember that it is the jewelry box that gets exposed to dirt, sunlight and other elements and this can lead to the tarnishing of the jewelry box. It is only by cleaning and polishing the box regularly that you will be able to keep it beautiful for many years to come.
Make it a point to dust the jewelry box on a regular basis or whenever you clean the house. By dusting the jewelry box you protect your precious jewelry as it prevents dust from entering the box through its seams and openings.
If you have a wooden jewelry box, you could also polish it periodically. This is because as wood loses its luster with time, so polishing it gives a longer lasting patina. All you need is a simple wood cleaner to polish the wooden jewelry box. However, depending on the wood, you could also polish the box using specific wood cleaners that give the best shine to the box.
Besides dusting and polishing the jewelry box, you have to ensure that it is kept in a safe place away from sunlight and water to maintain its beauty and style. Even placing the box on a window subjects it to sunlight, so avoid this. Similarly, keep the box away from the splashing water of the bathroom sink or bath as it can leave unattractive marks and stains on the jewelry box.
By taking all these precautions, your jewelry box will last longer to help keep your jewelry safe and clean for a longer time.
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.