I am constantly inundated with questions about the best jewelry box on the market, how to best store and organize one’s jewelry, etc. I admit, up until now I really did not have a good answer. I’ve acquired many a jewelry box only to find them impractical and much too small. Jewelry trees topple over and look messy, and let’s be honest, have you seen my jewelry?!?! I have a penchant for enormous costume pieces and well, unless I convert a coat stand into a jewelry tree, they will hardly fit on your run-of-the-mill jewelry stand from the Container Store. I’ve tried the little acrylic boxes but then unless you are about to create a Dewey decimal system to organize your pieces, good luck finding that particular pair of earrings in the morning as you’re running around putting yourself together.
One day a girlfriend of mine told me she was buying a toolbox for her jewelry. I suspect she meant a 2 foot by 3 foot toolbox but naturally I was inspired to take it to the next level. Enter: the roller cabinet. What is a roller cabinet you ask? It is a giant cabinet with wheels where real men (the ones who can build you a walk-in closet and fix things like cars and motorcycles) keep their tools. They are generally found in tool sheds, garages and man caves but guess what? One found its way into my bedroom. The drawers are shallow and many–perfect for storing one’s jewelry.
There is minimal assembly required and the wheels are optional–I chose not to put the wheels on mine. All you have to do is take it out of the box and line the drawers with contact paper.
Now you don’t necessarily have to go quite so large, here are a few smaller options:
Table top tool box; available here.
And in red here.
There is the 6 drawer option with wheels; available here.
And a super high-tech one; available here.
The best part? It seems handy macho men are just as afraid of tool theft as we are of jewel theft so every toolbox and roller cabinet locks. So regardless of whether you use them for costume jewelry or fine jewelry, they will be safe and sound. Obviously, I would bolt down the smaller toolboxes (especially if you are storing fine jewelry) and I would still keep the really valuable jewels in a safe, but for every day use, let’s just say every girl should own a toolbox.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,