Beautiful Carving on Jewelry Boxes For Women

September 29th, 2011 by wys


Women have an affinity to jewelry and love to own beautiful jewelry boxes to store them in. If you appreciate handicrafts, here is some interesting information, from across the globe, for you on handmade jewelry boxes for women. Before you buy a jewelry box make certain you know whether you want it as a show piece or to actually keep your valuables safe.

You can find delicately carved jewelry boxes with brass embellishments on it. The designs are so intricate that it is often difficult to tell how they were created. Even the latch comes with some delicate work on it.

Thailand is quite popular for the art and craft done on its many items. Artisans here are skilled and possess the latest of technology that helps them create some fabulous pieces. They prefer to make their boxes from cherry wood.

Craftsmen from Thailand often make use of precious stones and ivory to enhance the look of their boxes. Boxes are also carved out of bone. Animal bones are seasoned and then used to create some designs. Formaldehyde is the only chemical used to mask bad odours. As soon as this is done, artisans are then able to show off their skills. Boxes made of sandal wood have a pleasant aroma to them.

Ages ago, these boxes were used by kings and royalty as commoners were unable to afford it. They have some beautiful carving on them as well. Chests made of Sandal wood have been popular in India for centuries and those originating from the city of Mysore are especially beautiful. Real sandal wood boxes will never lose their aroma, therefore you need to make sure that you are buying the real thing.

You also get wooden boxes that come with marble designs. The most famous are the Arabic and Egyptian designs on marble. The designs are made of contrasting colors and are then bordered in gold or black. Marble, when designed in white is bordered with gold or black. Black boxes have designs done in white, gold or black and these are gorgeous combinations.
Boxes with designs of lines and flowers are available too. Stones are used along with floral designs adding to the beauty of the box.

This particular style of handicraft is called Shalibadra. These particular boxes cannot be used to store jewelry as they do not come with latches and cannot be locked. It, however, makes a wonderful showpiece!

Ivory boxes, though famous can be extremely expensive. The work you find on it is painstakingly done and you will be quite privileged to own one. Ivory is basically elastic and is fibrous to a large extent. This makes it ideal for carving when compared to wood or stone. It can be used only in minute quantities specifically for the design.

You could get any design, thanks to skilled artisans, and according to your budget too. Since they are handcrafted, they also make wonderful gifts. So get out there and get yourself or your loved one a beautifully designed jewelry box.

This article was written by Rachael Celia Berlie and Ruth D’Souza Prabhu of MarqART Gift Shop. Our jewelry boxes are original works of art, no two creations are the same. Each wood shown has its own unique wood grain pattern and color. MarqART comes from combining the words marquetry (wood inlay) + Art (a creation of beauty) an apt name for our products. A fine addition to your dressing table or as a gift. Please visit http://www.marqartgiftshop.com to browse & buy exotic jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!

Men’s Jewelry Box and Multiple Types of Tie Pins

September 28th, 2011 by wys


The main folk behind the making of the tie and the tie pin are the English and the French. It was done to keep the tie from disturbing the wearer, by preventing it from moving back and forth. They had a separate men’s jewelry box to keep their tiepins.

18th century women also wore ties when cycling, boating and even when playing golf and tennis. The tiepin came in very handy in clasping clothing together. If you think back, you will remember that your father or grandfather were clad in formal clothing all day. Style and a sense of dress came naturally to them. One would never find an Englishman informally dressed and without a tie and tiepin.

Today, only professionals wear these accessories. Tiepins have always been a style statement, but they have been improved. Several new designs and patterns have come along. Considering how conscious the modern world is, the right kind of accessories are important.

The right kind of accessories are necessary to get that smart dressed look. You will find that tiepins are generally made from gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, and silver. They look exceptionally great when they are studded with precious stones like jade, jasper, moonstone, sun stone, amber, opal, coral, pearl, and abalone.

Slide bars or tie slides as they are also known help hold a tie and shirt together. Tie clips, clasps and tacks are completely different from tie pins and bars. Tie tacks come with a button that is threaded through the label that lies behind the tie and the chain is attached to the shirt through the button hole. First comes the decorative part and then the chain. Although it is a classy accessory one should be careful while using it.

Tie tacks end up spoiling button holes in the long run and sometimes stain, causing damage to the shirt and tie. Tie tacks come with sharp pins on them to help attach to the shirt. Tie straps came about recently because people prefer to have their accessories stay out of sight. They are made of transparent plastic. These can easily be put onto the shirt by slipping them through the label loop of the tie and button. They are much lighter than tie pins.

There are a number of men’s jewelry boxes created to specially store tie pins. They store pins safely to protect their value. The boxes are lined with a soft lining to keep pins inside safe, especially those encrusted with stones.

There are a number of designs and varieties in pins, clasps etc to choose from. You will find those to suit your tastes and your wallet. Do remember to use your tie accessories and not just keep them as show pieces in your valet.

This article was written by Rachael Celia Berlie and Ruth D’Souza Prabhu 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 http://www.marqartgiftshop.com to browse & buy exotic jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!