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Unusual Jewelry Boxes

I am looking for some interesting, unusual jewelry boxes to sell in
my gallery. Not ones that you give when someone is buying a piece,
but bigger jewelry boxes that clients can purchase to store their
jewelry.

Any suggestions, thoughts or ideas would be sincerely appreciated.

Marlene Richey
Richey Jewelry Gallery
15 Wharf . Portland . ME . 04101
207.772.5252

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Marlene,

there is a guy in the league of NH craftsmen’s that makes wooden
jewelry boxes. they are very nice. His name is Pierre Blanchet

phone number is 603-627-6017.

Good Luck!
Barb
Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Handcrafted Jewelry
PO Box 793, Stratham, NH 03885
603-772-2633
www.barbarasmithmclaughlin.com

If you attend any number of high quality craft shows you will find
some beautiful jewelry boxes, most often crafted in hardwoods. You
should also do an internet search as there are a number of companies
selling excellent quality, usually imported, jewelry boxes.

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com

I would like to mention, almost every woman who came into my store
to replace stolen jewelry, when asked if they had a jewelry box
replied yes and that was all that was taken.

At least worn women to hide the jewelry box is an unsuspecting place,
and leave it out on a dresser. In most of these cases, because of
what other things get taken with the jewelry, and the way the house
was entered, it seems like it is the work of kids.

Marlene,

Try Mark T. Diebolt
Treebourne Woodworking, Inc.
t. 585-482-5142

It was very late at night when I posted, corrected version:

I would like to mention, almost every woman who came into my store
to replace stolen jewelry, when asked if they had a jewelry box
replied yes and that was all that was taken.

At least warn women to hide the jewelry box in an unsuspecting
place, and do not leave it out on a dresser. In most of these cases,
because of what other things do get taken with the jewelry, and the
way the house was entered, it seems like it is the work
of kids.

You might get some ideas from this link to one of my favorite
galleries:

http://www.zosaku.com/boxes.html

Lisa Orlando
Aphrodite’s Ornaments

        I would like to mention, almost every woman who came into
my store to replace stolen jewelry, when asked if they had a
jewelry box replied yes and that was all that was taken. At least
worn women to hide the jewelry box is an unsuspecting place, and
leave it out on a dresser. In most of these cases, because of what
other things get taken with the jewelry, and the way the house was
entered, it seems like it is the work of kids. 

My own experience makes me thoroughly agree with you Robert.

When we were burglarized some years back there were a few things
stolen from the house and my jewelry box had been rifled. Every
item I had in its own individual box was taken but amazingly they had
not seen my wedding set. I usually wore a simple wedding band because
I worked in the OR and at that time, my diamond wedding set was loose
in the big jewelry box, along with some costume stuff which they
left as well. Unfortunately, I had my great grandmother’s wedding
ring in a ring box. :frowning:

I now keep my jewelry box in a drawer. I store my better jewelry
elsewhere :slight_smile: though some of the costume stuff is still in the
jewelry box.

Pam Chott
www.songofthephoenix.com

HI Marlene

Alomakuam Designs from Minot Maine- Richard Jensen. He makes the
most wonderful free-standing jewelry boxes . He exhibits at Gallery
302 in Bridgton Maine. You can reach him at alomakuam@midmaine.com.

Laura
www.LauraGuptillJewelry.com

Marlene,

Quality Gold has quite a few pages of jewelry boxes, I think over
100 at the back of their big catalogue.

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 I would like to mention, almost every woman who came into my store
to replace stolen jewelry, when asked if they had a jewelry box
replied yes and that was all that was taken. 

Many years ago when I lived in a rough-and-tumble Detroit
neighborhood, I was burglarized, and my jewelry box was raided.

The funny part was, I was poor as a church mouse and didn’t own much
worth stealing, but I had an expensive-looking watch in the jewelry
box which was stolen. It was a “bar watch.”

I had bought it because I had read John Molloy’s book and wanted to
appear like a white-collar guy for the purpose of job interviews,
but bar watches had a seamier purpose amongst con men.

A “bar watch” was an incredibly cheap and low-quality watch,
designed to resemble an expensive Seiko, Omega, etc. Their brand
names were ESEIKOR, Ornega, etc, and they were deliberately made so
that you could open them up, and by using some acetone to remove the
E and R on the ESEIKOR, or using some black ink or paint to connect
the R and N on the Ornega, you then had a fake SEIKO or Omega. The
next step for a con man was to ID a well-dressed, half-tipsy gent in
a bar, tell him a sob story about how you’re desparate for money
’cause your mom has cancer and can’t afford the pain meds, and sell
him the “thousand dollar Omega watch” for a hundred bucks or so. Of
course, the watch is junk and you only paid $15 or so for it…

I always wished I could have been a fly on the wall when the burglar
tried to fence his “Seiko” at the local pawn shop…I really hope
he got his butt kicked…

Lee Einer
Dos Manos Jewelry
http://www.dosmanosjewelry.com

    My own experience makes me thoroughly agree with you Robert.
When we were burglarized some years back there were a few things
stolen from the house and my jewelry box had been rifled. 

I owned a jewelry box but it was full mostly of my costume jewelry.
At the urging of a friend, I went ahead and moved my "good jewelry"
into the box because (she said) “after all, that’s what its FOR”.

Two days later I was burglarized. They just took the whole box.

Sojourner

I wonder if theives would be as likely to swipe a less-traditional
jewelry box, like the very “artsy” handcrafted wood boxes one often
sees at shows? Perhaps a box in an odd shape or size, or with less
recognizable drawers (I’ve seen some boxes with sliding front panels
that disguise the drawers) would help.

I’d been thinking for a while of buying a really nicely made box for
the little jewelry that I keep to wear, but maybe it’d be best to
just knock together a small cabinet out of plywood…or resort to
shoeboxes!

Cheers,

Jessee Smith (who is responding to digests many days old and
probably therefore seeming less than on-the-ball)

www.silverspotstudio.com
near Lecanto, FL for now