Jewelry Chest: Learn About the Different Varieties of Boxes

August 7th, 2011 by wys

If you’re thinking of getting and buying a wooden chest for a loved one or for your personal use, then you’ve come to the right place. Jewelry boxes are available in various shapes and sizes and they also come in distinct patterns, designs and craftsmanship. A woman may be able to store her jewelry collection and at the same time admire the beauty of its decoration.

A man’s jewelry box, on the other hand, is perfect in organizing and storing his accessories like his watch, chains, and other important items like his mobile phone. It can also be a perfect display case for antiques and family heirlooms.

You’ll be surprised at the number of shapes available today. There are squares, rectangles, ovals, rounds, star shaped, even heart shaped, treasure chests replicas, and Victorian stands and shapes as well.

Different types of wood are also used to make different wooden chests. In America the common types of wood used in jewelry box making are cherry, birch, burl, mahogany, white ash, and maple. In exotic parts of the world, they use rosewood, olive wood, bocote, jatoba, kingwood, lacewood, and blodwood timber are commonplace.

You will be surprised to find the huge range of carvings that can be designed over wooden chests. Abstract shapes like heart, chess sets, and other intricate designs may be found there. Craftsmen also use various wood carvings depicting nature, animals, trees, people, and symbols of ancient civilizations and ancient art.

The art of marquetry is one of the more popular techniques in creating inlaid patterns on wood. These are amazing works of art that’re very refined and very detailed and you’ll surely love having them as part of your collection. Aside from the traditional techniques in woodworking and engraving, more modern techniques are now being used like the Canadian Laser engravings.

Few popular engravings listed as New Zealand’s polished stainless steel engravings include the Magrette timepieces, Rachel Reckitt’s wooden inlay work in Mill on the Floss; there are also Pakistan’s specialized engraved wooden boxes inlaid with depictions of religion and culture in copper and steel, and there are also bank note engravings that are really fascinating.

Aside from these, there are people who prefer attaching some precious stones and jewels in their jewelry chests to get that luxurious appeal. If you’re looking at getting an exclusive jewelry box, you can have one personalized with your own photograph alongside the engravings to make it really distinct. If you’re looking for a perfect chest for all your expensive jewelry, it’s always best to pick a handcrafted jewelry chest.

There is a variety of options to choose from when it comes to design and storage space, but always choose one that will be perfect for your taste.

This article was written by Mitali Kandhari and Oliver Ocampo of MarqART Gift Shop. Our jewelry boxes show unique wood grain patterns and colors assembled into beautiful designs of breathtaking beauty. A fine addition to your dressing table or as a gift. Please visit to browse & buy exotic jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!

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