Handmade wood jewelry boxes can be used by either a man or woman, and can be configured for needs now and in the future. Each box is not only functional, but a treasured work of art.
Many people assume that jewelry boxes are only for women. Wood jewelry boxes certainly are unique gifts for women, but they can also be a unique unusual gift for men. Women have always loved to store everything from their costume jewelry to their heirloom treasures in beautiful boxes. However, the man in your life can also use a men’s jewelry box to store his things as well.
A jewellery box helps organize the contents, so that each piece can be easily reached. Most handmade wood jewelry boxes have dividers in them, and many times those dividers can be changed to personalize your box even more. Dividers really help small earring posts from getting lost. These small sections also work wonderfully for men’s tie tacks, cuff links, money clips, and more. The dividers can also be totally removed so that you can lay your collections out, or keep them in the original box they came in. Pearls and beaded jewelry are more easily broken, so one or more drawers have longer slots to lay the more fragile pieces down in the box and keep them separated.
Some jewelry storage boxes are made with hanging necklace holders. They protect the jewelry from getting tangled, and keep each necklace visible and ready to grab. Most have trays at the bottom to catch any pendants that are especially long. Men are starting to wear necklaces more than ever before, so necklace holders work for them also.
However, many styles of wooden boxes are built so all of your jewelry lays flat. Boxes can come with different levels within one box, or with numerous drawers to organize your jewelry or keepsakes.
Watches have become one of the hottest jewelry statements for both men and women. Many wood jewelry boxes are being made now for strictly watches, complete with watch pillows. Of course, if you don’t need an entire watch box just for watches, the drawers can be set up to be dedicated watch drawers within your box. Imagination and organization are your only limit, and your handcrafted wooden box can always be rearranged for future needs.
Whether you are choosing wood jewelry boxes for a man or woman, you would like it to be of the highest quality and craftsmanship. A handmade jewelry box is not only functional, but a work of art that you use every day. Many times they are made out of exotic hardwoods, artistically mixed together with burls, to compliment and make each one even more beautiful. Burls are beautiful accent woods, known to most people as the ‘warts’ growing on the sides or in the root system of the tree. Many people think burls look like granite or stone the first time they see it; the natural swirls create beautiful patterns and no two pieces are ever alike.
Another good way to tell if wood jewelry boxes are high quality is if they are lined with acid free suede, so that you have a tarnish free jewelry box (although with sterling silver, you still need to place the jewelry in the bags they came in, as air is the real culprit in tarnishing silver). This is important because wood jewelery boxes should not only serve to organize your things, but protect them as well; allowing you to enjoy your jewelry for years to come.