Is your jewelry collection starting to get overwhelming? We know what it’s like. Everybody’s jewelry collection starts out small: a few friendship bracelets here, a few dollar-store rings there, very manageable. But then it escalates. You get an allowance of your own and drift over to the jewelry section of every store you go to; it’s hand-me-down time and you get a heap of costume jewelry; you just need that one pearl necklace to complete that outfit; it’s the best Christmas ever and you now have diamond earrings to add to your collection; and then there’s the exciting addition of an engagement and wedding ring , then the next thing you know, your trusty old jewelry drawer is a tangled, crowded mess.
Everybody reaches this phase in their life. The point when it’s time to transition to a grown-up jewelry box. The real deal. Your jewelry collection’s life partner from here on out. This may seem daunting, but that’s why we at Wayfair put together this crash course guide to a few of the most common jewelry box styles. Read on to learn how to pamper your jewelry collection with the perfect box for both it and you.
The Classic Jewelry Box
The classic jewelry box is the little black dress of jewelry storage: timeless, elegant, and always doing the job right. Usually wooden and featuring sliding drawers, these boxes are usually best for storing rings and bracelets, although these boxes can also have sections for hanging necklaces, either in hidden “necklace drops” or in side doors.
Although the classic jewelry box is usually a wooden box, you can certainly find classic-style boxes in more creative shapes and colors that still have the multitudes of sections and compartments that make The Classic so useful.
The Classic can also come in more travel-ready formats, with latches and handles.
For the more ambitious jewelry collectors, the jewelry armoire is a piece of furniture in its own right, meant to stand freely, rather than sit on a dresser. The height of the armoire makes it a great way to store bigger jewelry collections, particularly if you have necklaces with longer chains, which will have no trouble hanging without tangling in the long side doors of the armoire. Those side doors can be left open to display your favorite fabulous jewelry pieces, or closed for a more unassuming look.
Jewelry armoires come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s a jewelry armoire for everyone’s décor style. If the more traditional armoire styles shown above don’t speak to you, there are multitudes of other options, like this fun, colorful armoire.
Over The Door
Have a big jewelry collection, but not the floor space to justify an extra piece of furniture? Instead of a full armoire, try an over-the-door jewelry organizer. They’re slim, easy to install, and often mirrored, for easy jewelry admiration.
For a similar look, try a wall-mounted jewelry organizer.
If a more eclectic style is your thing, there are plenty of other style options, like this safari-inspired wall-mounted organizer.
If you don’t like combing through various drawers and compartments for the right piece of jewelry, a jewelry tray might be right for you. These simple storage devices leave your jewelry easy to spot, and they come with sections in all sizes and shapes, so you can even store your necklaces without them getting tangled. Jewelry trays can also be stacked on top of each other when you aren’t perusing your collection.
For a lightweight storage option, you can try a jewelry stand. Jewelry stands are often specialized for a certain type of jewelry: some have one long pole for holding rings, others have holes for stud earrings, while others are taller, for easy necklace hanging.
The real fun with jewelry stands comes from their imaginative design. Many jewelry stands come in creative shapes that are so decorative, they’re practically jewelry for your jewelry. From sleek and streamlined to quirky and animal-shaped, there’s a jewelry stand out there for everyone.
If you’re still looking for your one true jewelry box, never fear. There really is a jewelry box out there for everyone, even if you have to get a little more unorthodox than the options listed above.