This question might seem idiotic to some, but to many, a jewelry box is a symbolic and practical item with an emotional appeal that is almost mythical. Talk to any jewelry store specialist or wedding planner and the mundane answers you expect to this question are nowhere to be found in the discussion.
The wedding or engagement ring set jewelry box, with its tiny two piece hinged encasement is the most popular item to come to mind when the subject of jewelry boxes comes up. Although this is the most common and mass produced style of ring holder, the jewelry box industry is filled with alternate designs, sizes and materials used to make the containers of the most beloved items we own.
There are jewelry boxes for single, personal ring and necklace storage or display. There are commercial jewelry showcases and transport jewelry boxes with advanced protective security features, and everything in between. There are even several collections that contain jewelry box selections that are designed and themed especially for children and teens. Far more than a simple trinket holder, a jewelry box can even be a vehicle for personal expression or a display box for children as in the classic musical jewelry box with a dancing ballerina inside.
No matter what materials, features, or design standards are included in the making of a jewelry box, the end result can be as impressive, expressive, or as subtle as the valuables contained inside. Little thought is usually paid to the jewelry boxes that often carry and secure some of the most important life defining mementos of our existence. We have the professionals in the gem and jewel industry worldwide that have spent there entire lives contemplating the best design and use of the six sides (or more) that surround our treasures ornaments. It is thanks to them that many men have not proposed by pulling a ring out of a paper bag.
Whether purchasing an enclosure for a newly bought jewelry piece, or a necklace display case for our mother, knowing what styles features and material components comprise these holders of fond memories people, times, and places, can improve improve the overall emotional impact, practicality, and durability of a chosen gift.
Especially for the women in our lives, the jewelry box can be a source of great pride and comfort. Display cases can show off while at the same time protecting mother's favorite rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, allowing memories of good times to be put on show, if even for themselves.
Security and jewel protection features, though purely practical in nature, can illicit a feeling of emotional calm for the owner, as they can rest assured that all they hold dear is safe, sound, and undamaged within.
Far more than just a box, far more than just a shell, a jewelry box can bring joy and happiness to the people in your life you love most.