To Appreciate Now… and Later
From the time we are young girls, we have our eyes on jewelry. Eventually our tastes mature but the collection starts as something from a gumball machine or a pretend dress-up set that we store in a trinket box or child’s jewelry box. Since I started dancing when I was just 2½ years old, my first jewelry box was a ballerina music box. It held all my fancy little girl jewelry. Being the sentimental type, it’s one of the keepsakes that I kept for my daughters even after I was given a traditional jewelry box to replace it.
Yes, I still have that box too. It isn’t anything fancy but it is filled with necklaces that my Avon-lady grandmother gave me, pins that I earned from 4-H or honor society and even a glass ring that came from who-knows-where. Every so often, I go through the necklaces and gift them to my daughters. It’s difficult though because they aren’t the kind of thing I want stuffed into a drawer or tangled with gumball machine jewelry. I want them to be treated with love and care.
Last year for Christmas, Miss K received an armoire-style jewelry cabinet to store all her various collections. It’s something she’ll be able to grow with and suits her fashionista personality perfectly. Miss M, however, didn’t want one. She had no interest in such a fancy cabinet for her room. While she says she is a tomboy, not wanting to wear makeup and seldom wearing anything frilly, she’s growing up. She has received expensive jewelry as gifts for her birthdays and other special occasions and it ends up getting tangled in the mess of Rainbow Loom jewelry and prizes from the school festivals.
That had to change and we saw the perfect opportunity to provide her with something classy and mature that she’ll be able to appreciate for years to come. We looked at personalized jewelry boxes from Reed and Barton and found one that reminded us of the young lady we see growing up in front of us. Frankly, I’m jealous. It’s a beautiful jewelry box monogrammed with her initials.
The Corinthian Jewelry Box has beveled fluted corners, a mahogany satin finish, two compartmentalized drawers, brass finished knobs and side handles. The interior is lined and offers plenty of room to store a variety of jewelry properly.
There are hooks in the lid for organizing necklaces and a pouch that keeps them from dangling around when the box is opened. This not only keeps them from tangling with each other but it also prevents them from being damaged when the lid closes.
The open area on the top provides adequate space for larger broaches and pins as well as rings. Right now, she is adding butterflies, apples and other novelty rings. Someday, she’ll be storing rings that have much more significance. That day, hopefully, is a long way off though!
With two drawers, there is no lack of room for organizing. A large, long section of one drawer is ideal for costume jewelry or specialty necklaces. Additional larger compartments are great for holding pins, charm bracelets or other larger pieces of jewelry.
The bottom drawer offer compartments to store smaller items like earrings. I shouldn’t hear “I can’t find the matching earring!” ever again. There’s plenty of room for her to keep them all organized!
She said she didn’t want a fancy jewelry box but she really took joy in consolidating from “princess” jewelry boxes and the boxes jewelry originally came in into her new personalized jewelry box.
The dresser in her room is too tall to put this on so for now, it’s on the shelf in her closet. Not the most appropriate place but it’s easy for her to reach. She may not realize it now but she’ll appreciate this box for as long as she has it.
If you love this as much as we do, be sure to enter to win one of your own. The winner will be able to select from a variety to find one that fits their personality and decor. Check out the giveaway form for details. For more information on Reed and Barton personalized jewelry boxes, visit their website. You can keep up with their promotions and news on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
What type of jewelry box do you own?
68 thoughts on “To Appreciate Now… and Later”
That is a beautiful jewelry box. It looks really well made too.
That is a beautiful little keepsake box! I love how you can hang the necklaces so they don’t get all tangled!
Beautiful jewelry box! We found one similar at an antique/junk type store years for my teenager. But, now my 4 yr old is wanting one of those ballerina music boxes. She discovered them recently,and it’s all she can talk about.
She is a lucky young lady. That jewelry box is GORGEOUS.
What a great jewelry box! I bet she loves it!
I like watches!
Very nice jewelry box! I love all the different compartments!
That is a gorgeous jewellery box 🙂 Wish I could enter the competition I could be doing with one like it lol
So gorgeous! This looks amazing!
All girls love a special box to house our treasures!
This is really pretty. I like the big stand up jewelry boxes.
That’s absolutely beautiful. I really need to upgrade my jewelry box to something like this!
That is really pretty. My daughter needs a new jewelry box. Her just broke.
My daughter is 10. This would be a perfect idea for a Christmas gift for her! It’s beautiful!
That is beautiful. We just bought my teen a new jewelry box last year and it is so helpful in keeping her things organized!
Oh wow. That is so big and so beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!
This is a lovely box! I am always searching for the “perfect” jewelry box — hope I win!!!
Earrings are my favorite type of jewelry
It’s so perfect, I love the storage space and the size. I sure could use one of these!
I love Earrings!
Beautiful Jewelry box! Mine is nothing fancy. just one that came with a piece of jewelry! I bought DD3 one last year for Christmas! She loved it and keeps all her costume jewelry in it!
What a beautiful gift! My daughter still doesn’t have many pieces of jewelry but I can’t wait to get her a jewelry box! Maybe next year for her 5th birthday.
What a really awesome gift! It is really beautiful!
What a great giveaway, it is so beautiful! My favorite piece of jewelry are earrings and rings.
I like to wear vintage jewelry.
That is one sweet jewelry box!
I like nice gold and gemstones. This is a great box, I am going to have to look for it, but I’d really like to win it!!! Thanks.
I LOVE THE WOOD AND THE DIFFERENT PLACES TO PUT EARRINGS, NECKLACES AND JUST ANYTHING ELSE I WANT TO PUT INTO IT!! I JUST LOVE THESE BOXES!! I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THESE IT SEEMS FOR SO LONG IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE!1 THANKS FOR THIS CHANCE AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL.
earrings and beads
I like anything white gold, diamonds, blue sapphires or turquoise.
My little girl would love this
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I like bracelets.
Beautiful jewelry box!
Love the jewelry box!
My personal favorites are my wife’s necklaces.
That is one big and beautiful jewelry box!
Gorgeous jewelry box!!
wonderful form and function
I love earrings, but rings are a close second!
The jewelry box is absolute beautiful.
Young girls would love this but heck, I want one for myself. My favorite type of jewelry – expensive.
I love necklaces, and earrings.
That’s the only jewelry I wear, and I’ve been thinking it would be good to get a jewelry box to keep everything organized and not tangled together. My small collection has really started to grow recently.
I love earrings & bangle bracelets!
I love earrings. I have hundreds of pairs.
Favorite jewelry? I haven’t found any yet that I didn’t like!
My favorite jewelry is anything sentimental. I always wear my wedding ring and I love my necklace with my daughter’s name on it.
would really really like this
My favorite are necklaces. I have a wide variety and wear one daily.
I love vintage clip on earrings and necklaces
My favorite type of jewelry are bracelets. I love mixing and matching multiple styles and colors and stacking them from my wrist halfway up my forearm.
I love silver or white gold unique jewelry.
My favorite jewelry would be earrings.
I prefer rings and earrings for jewelry. And as an added note (nothing to do with jewelry) my finger slipped and put in a wrong pinterest user name for one of the entries–it is clynsg Not xbox!
i wear real gold earrings 24/7 but i love rings with gemstones.i have tons of gold and gem rings and tons of silver and gem rings
Gorgeous products.I love rings,bracelets and body jewelry
I love anything with a dragonfly, but necklaces mostly.
Need a jewelry box. Lost my last one in a house fire.
I like precious gem necklaces
This is so pretty! My fave kind of jewelry is necklaces, usually small. I don’t like anything huge.
I like lovely necklaces best
Necklaces are my top favorite pieces of jewelry.
Gemstone earrings, like amethysts or garnets, are my favorite jewelry.
My favorite type of jewelry is necklaces, especially silver ones.
I like rings or anklets best because they are usually small and delicate.
Nice jewelry box, great size. And, who knows, more and more brides are choosing to keep their maiden names.