Good jewelry boxes are works of art. Wooden jewelry boxes are available in various finishes and textures. The choices range from warm mahogany wood, white ash, cherry, maple, koa, walnut, birch, burl and other varieties found in America. Several special boxes are created with wood sourced from other countries. Examples of such wood varieties are rosewood, ebony, blodwood, bocote, jatoba, kingwood, lacewood, olivewood, padauk and many more. The type of wood used and the quality of craftsmanship determines the price of the jewelry box.
The most common type of jewelry box is one with a wooden flip top lid. In many of these, once the box is opened, a musical tune plays lightly in the background. With time there have been several changes introduced in the designs and styles of jewelry boxes. The musical jewelry boxes made of wood have their own special kind of charm.
With exteriors made of good quality wood and the interiors lined with soft satins and velvets, wooden jewelry boxes make perfect nesting places for your jewelry. The soft lining ensures that the delicate pieces of jewelry kept inside are not damaged in any manner.
Some exquisitely made wooden jewelry boxes are antique pieces which have been crafted by master craftsmen and are collector's items. There are several established firms who specialize in making wooden jewelry boxes. For those who want inexpensive wooden jewelry boxes, several can be found at local stores. These pieces are made by bulk manufacturers.
Some innovative designs seen in wooden jewelry boxes are those with divided compartments and lift out trays or with frame and panel lids as well as raised “pillow-style" lids.
Wooden jewelry armoires are tall units, with stacked drawers and often with hooks to hang longer items such as necklaces.
Jewelry boxes are available in various price ranges to suit different needs. There are those that are commonly available in stores and exquisite and unique pieces which can be bought only in renowned auction houses. A well made jewelry box is a beautiful object to possess and to give as a gift.
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