Jewelry boxes began to be made about two thousand years ago in Japan and China. At that time, chests for storing jewelry were made only of wood, and they were painted with varnishes made based on lacquer tree sap. And then they were decorated with various materials, it could be ivory, leather, metal, and all kinds of fabrics. One of the most popular types of decoration was woodcarving. It is noteworthy that it often happened that the jewelry box was worth more than the jewelry itself contained in it. Most often this was in cases where they were decorated with precious metals and stones.
Then the handmade wooden jewelry boxes come to other countries including Armenia. Armenian-made natural wood jewelry boxes are popular till now because of their traditional look. They are giving these women wooden jewelry boxes in Armenia’s separate culture.
Chests in the future were designed not only to store but also to protect jewelry. Therefore, various secret compartments and locks were added to these products, the secret of which was known only to the master and the customer.
Now everyone can afford to buy a jewelry box to their taste. The most popular types are:
- Jewelry boxes made of stone. Such models are divided among themselves into two more types: products made of natural stone and artificial. The advantages are that it is not subject to moisture, which means that it can be stored in any room, including the shower room. When buying a product made from low-quality factory stone, there is a risk that it will turn yellow as a result.
- Wood jewelry boxes. The undoubted advantage is that the tree will fit perfectly into any interior. These chests are divided according to the complexity of their execution, there are models made of mahogany, linden, or beech and richly decorated with carvings. And some simple models look more like ordinary boxes. Wood is very susceptible to moisture, so such models require special attention and should not be kept in rooms with high humidity (for example, in the kitchen or the shower room).
- Leather jewelry boxes. A feature of such models is that they make a large number of departments. And they use such chests both for storing jewelry and cosmetics. Caskets, as a rule, are made of cardboard and sheathed with either natural leather or leatherette.
- Jewelry boxes inlaid with natural mother-of-pearl. Such products look very solid and bright, which makes them a catchy detail of any interior, but due to the use of natural mother-of-pearl, such models are much higher than usual ones.
A wooden box will be a spectacular touch that complements the design of any room. In addition, this is an ideal, status and unusual packaging for a present. In the box, not only jewelry will look luxurious, but also figurines, watches, and other little things.
Wooden boxes can be made in different styles and have any shape. Round, square, rectangular, and prismatic models are popular. The design can be both very concise, classic, and bright, painted. Often, wooden boxes are painted under Khokhloma or in other styles of folk art.
Wood is a noble material, characterized by durability, stylish and original structure. In addition, it is extremely malleable, so you can implement a wide variety of design solutions. Such a box can be inherited, as it will not lose its relevance and effectiveness. The lid can become a field for depicting the most intricate ornaments and patterns.