Sunday, 2 September 2012

Handmade Jewellery Box: An Example of Designer’s Art

A handmade jewellery box is not only an object used to store valuable ornaments and gems but also an output of the craftsmanship, skills and artistry of a designer that adds beauty as well as attractiveness to it. It is a box that depicts what an artist has done to it using his creativity and designing techniques.

The design carved on the exterior of the box depicts the creative ability of the designer. The style indicates to the popularity of the pattern and trend of boxes in the market. The finish of the box shows the final touch given to exteriors of the box by the designers. Designer jewellery boxes show how a designer mixes style, design and finish perfectly to produce a customised and integrated box that catch all eyes. All the three factors make a complete and accomplished box giving birth to the quality factor. It is nothing but the quality that makes a handmade box specific and user-friendly used for the storage purpose.

If you are interested in knowing more about handmade jewellery box and designer jewellery boxes, go to the Internet and find various websites showing information on the boxes that reveal the artistry of a designer.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Why luxury jewellery boxes are in demand


When a person is thinking about purchasing luxury jewellery boxes, they may wonder about the different choices which are available in the market. You can store and secure your valuable and precious jewellery in these luxury jewellery boxes. These boxes come in a wide range of looks and styles.

The luxury jewellery boxes come in contemporary, modern as well with other traditional designs. If you think that buying the jewellery with enhanced and sophisticated designs is crucial, storing it in best luxury jewellery boxes is also very significant. These boxes ranges are made from exotic and solid hardwoods such as stripped sheesham, redwood, rosewood and other good varieties of word,

Whether you are purchasing a jewellery box for women or men, you would surely want it to be of the topmost and highest quality with good craftsmanship. These boxes are a unique work of art and can be used for everyday purposes. Like wooden jewellery boxes these luxury jewellery boxes are available at competitive prices. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Choosing A Quality Wooden Jewellery Box

 In most cases the skill and experience of the craftsman, the type of wood used, and where the wood came from all help in deciding the quality of the finished jewellery box.
Each wood has it’s own distinctive look, colour, feel, and durability.
The expert craftsmen using highly skilled techniques can make a refined jewellery box that is unique, as each piece of wood is incomparable to the next in it’s finished look.

 It is still possible to find a box that looks good, has a charm, elegance and a character all of it’s own while still being from good quality wood, though much less expensive, due to the advent of mass produced jewellery boxes.

 Take time to check the manufacturer, the finish and in particular the fittings and other hardware used to produce the box. Are there simple fittings that are likely to come off easily?
Check the lining of the box, you want it lined well to protect the jewellery inside.

 Your choice of a jewellery box should depend on your own jewellery collection.
Before buying, consider the look, size, and variation of your jewellery pieces and choose a  box that fits with your collection as a whole.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Rare Jewellery Boxes Continued

 In my research on the subject of rare boxes I have found many fascinating  and unusual jewellery boxes available down through the years that are worth a lot of money, but more then that-they are a part of history that you simply can’t put a price on.

 Many were specifically designed to commemorate a particular event or era, the more unusual or noteworthy the event, the more valuable the jewellery box will be to collectors today.

 Historical boxes became the next big thing.
In America depictions of the civil war or life before the civil war were popular.
Greek, Egyptian and Roman inspired boxes are included in the rare collectables that are worth a lot today.
Japanese inspired boxes are not only beautiful but are hard to come by and much sought after.

 Very rare are jewellery boxes that were lined with fine pale-colored silks from Japan (sometimes referred to as “Jap silk”) and China, and also with faille (a ribbed silk), satin or sateen. Some jewel boxes were lined with velvet in bright colors.

 Enamel boxes were manufactured and imported from France. Some of the most famous were made by artists like FabergĂ©.
These beautiful trinket boxes were incredibly detailed often with beautiful portraits, landscapes and flowers.

 Moving into the 20th century, Art Deco became popular with items made out of natural materials such as tortoiseshell, ivory, leather, bone and wood.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Rare Jewellery Boxes

 From the Georgian period (circa 1800-1820) the most popular boxes were made from gilt brass and had finely carved cameos made from oyster shell mounted in the top of the boxes.
Oyster shell cameos are very hard to come by making these a rare collectible item.

 During the Victorian era (1837-1901), porcelain trinket boxes became the rage.
These beautifully crafted boxes featured tiny figurines on the lids usually of flowers or animals.
These boxes can still be found on the shelves of antique shops or by visiting antiques websites.

 Up until the early 1800s jewellery boxes were made by hand, making each box as individual as the person it was made for.

 In the early 1900s the metal jewellery box craze-Art Nouveau  was born in France.
The boxes were crafted from cast metal and finished in gold, silver, copper or ivory.
Again a variety of motifs were used, the most popular being flowers.
Flowered boxes capitalized on the Victorian trend of sending messages through flowers, with each flower type boasting a different meaning.
The materials used were not so durable as today hence the reason why they are so rare.
However there are still some around in a reasonable enough condition for a die-hard collector to find.  

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

An International Industry

 Before we got to our modern, industrialized era, jewellery boxes were hand-made by skilled craftsman and each one was a unique piece of artistry.
Today it should still have the distinction of excellence when it comes to the craftsmanship of a jewellery box.
The proficiency of the craftsman and the techniques they use should give it it’s unsurpassed place and position in society.

 The best jewellery boxes have been passed down for generations. These boxes are considered unmatched and valuable not just because of the jewellery they hold but also for the memories that they symbolize.
For many they also stand out for the beautiful workmanship and design of the boxes themselves.

 The increase in international travel from the 20th Century on has contributed to another use for the jewelry box, they have been bought as souvenirs of the exotic places their owners have been to.

 Since the history of jewellery boxes dates back centuries, this makes it a perfect item for collectors. Collecting antique jewellery boxes is a popular pastime for many today and with an abundance of options for locating them including antique stores and through online auction houses, it has become easier to find rare items from all around the world.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Should A Jewellery Box Be Solid Wood Or Veneer?

 To start we need to understand the basic difference between solid and veneer wood.



Solid Wood                                               

Solid wood is a term most commonly used to distinguish between ordinary lumber and engineered wood, but it also refers to structures that do not have hollow spaces.
Engineered wood products are manufactured by binding together wood strands, fibers, or veneers with adhesives.
Many engineered woods disintegrate if gotten wet, unlike solid wood.
Solid hard wood allows for pieces to be carved or lathe-turned, offering more detail in the wood's presentation.
Solid wood will hold screws and other fasteners much better.





Veneers                          

Hard wood veneers are thin slices of wood, bonded to another composite wood product like plywood or particle board.
There are many veneer items of furniture which are made very well and certainly have their place as a cheaper alternative to the solid wood.
The best use of veneers is on large surfaces that will not get much heavy use or require substantial tensile strength.
The main concern with veneers is when you attach fixings like hinges with screws to them they have a tendency not to hold.

 In Summary~  Solid hardwood over a veneer:

Advantages: Strong, durable and more attractive.            Disadvantages: Costs more