Throwback Thursday: Jewelry Box and Jewelry Storage

I had a great time digging out jewelry for Throwback Thursday: High School Jewelry Box. It was a fun trip down memory lane. One thing that struck me while looking for some vintage pieces — I keep my jewelry in a lot of different places. And although this could be a post about getting organized, I’d rather share some of the boxes and containers I’m using at the moment.

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The older pieces shared from my High School days along with other, more precious jewelry pieces are held in a humidor on my dresser. This box, a hand-me-down from my husband’s grandfather must be special to me given what I keep in it. I say this, as I’m not really sure how this box has come to hold my most precious items but there they are, tucked inside.

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An antique humidor holds my most precious jewelry and is the perch for a porcelain baby shoe for each of my boys.

Also inside the humidor is a little treasure chest jewelry box, which also plays music. Inside this box is where I keep my most valuable pieces. This jewelry box is very special to me as it was a gift my (now) husband gave me on the night he asked me to marry him.

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An engagement gift from my husband.

This treasure chest holds my engagement ring and matching wedding band along with a second, plain wedding band that matched my husband’s band. I used the plain band for every day wear until it no longer fit and it really did solve the concern over wearing a high-set diamond when taking care of an infant — if you get my drift! Now, none of my wedding rings fit and they sit inside this sweet jewelry box, waiting to be transformed into something new. This update is on the list and might happen when I’m no longer a parent of college students!

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My most precious jewelry.

As a jewelry maker, I also hold onto some special pieces I make as well as those I receive from friends who are also makers. My Mom is also a lover of the arts and buys me jewelry, all the time. These designs are also important to me but have their own space — a tier of boxes (affiliate link) I put into use during an organizing frenzy a few years back.

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Tiered jewelry organizer.

These are my main jewelry storage areas but I do have a few others worth noting: I use a fairly nondescript bag for travel and it is rarely unpacked fully; there are boxes in my office/studio filled with designs made for things like Beads, Baubles & Jewels and for teaching; and there are random trays that hold jewelry designs ready for translating into instructions. I could go on but I’m sure you get the point, and are in a similar boat! In fact, now it’s my turn to ask you: How do you store your jewelry? Please leave a note in the comments.

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