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The Best Jewelry Boxes & Organizers

My fashion design instructor used to say that a well-steamed and hanged blazer looks two hundred dollars more expensive than its actual cost. The point is in the way of presentation. The same applies to your jewelry. Imagine all tangled necklaces and tarnished rings. A pitiful show, isn’t it? Now, let’s apply my instructor’s approach to a collection of jewelry, and imagine neatly organized and placed on velvety surface rings, necklaces and earrings.

It does not matter if you are all into trendy gold-plated minimal chains and stackable rings, or collecting vintage pendants passed from a grandmother and found at antique markets, any piece of jewelry requires proper care and storage. It is one thing if you own very few pieces that you wear on rotation, and another is when your collection keeps expanding. The more pieces you have, the higher the risk of tangling, damaging and scratching if they are touching each other. That is when the proper way of organizing comes to help.

Searching for more ways to organize a growing jewelry collection can be overwhelming. After all, the market is full of jewelry cases made from wood, plastic, leather and glass, that come in a variety of colours, shapes and serve different purposes, from storing earrings only to trays that can accommodate the whole collection. That is why we paid attention to the most common requests that arise choosing the right jewelry case. On our list of the best jewelry boxes, besides classy minimal designs, you will find hanging jewelry organizers, open trays and vintage-inspired cases.

Our Top Picks

What to look for in a jewelry box

Design/Type – There are two main groups of jewelry organizers: open storage that includes stands and trays and a closed type like drawers, boxes and cases. Considering those options, you would want to choose based on the kinds of jewelry you own. Silver pieces, for instance, have to be stored in a velvet-lined box to prevent tarnishing and protect them from direct sunlight. Rings can be organized in a tray with slots. A jewelry stand is usually designated for bracelets (a wide and low one) and necklaces (a tall and narrow one). Besides, you can organize jewelry that you frequently take off and put on by using a catchall tray. Yet, there is another side to it. You do not have to purchase a few different types of organizers to keep your jewelry in place. There are boxes that take up more space, yet include trays for rings, bracelets, and necklaces.

Besides the type, think through how any type of organizer you choose would match with the rest of the home décor. Unless the room has a slightly vintage vibe, stay away from old-fashioned types of jewelry boxes with hand-painted flowers. The same applies to minimally designed spaces. Especially if you are selecting a jewelry organizer that would stand on a commode and be visible, give your preference to a smooth leather or wood exterior and sleek simple shapes.

Size – As we mentioned earlier, a jewelry box is an item that most often is placed on a vanity desk. Thus, its size should not overwhelm the rest of the décor. It should not clash with furniture, vases and paintings. The most practical jewelry organizer is the one that does not take up much space on a vanity desk, yet has enough space inside to store a variety of jewelry pieces. Depending on how many pieces of jewelry you own, consider a box with a few drawers or a smaller version with just a top layer that can accommodate a smaller collection.

Price – Treat choosing a jewelry organizer just like any other décor piece for your space. That being said, the quality of material often has a direct connection to the price tag. Although we selected a few very budget-friendly options, keep in mind that a genuine leather exterior would always be more expensive than synthetic materials. The same applies to wooden frames, velvet interior quality and the size of a jewelry box.

Best Jewelry Box

SONGMICS 47.2″ H Full Screen Mirror Jewelry Cabinet Armoire

According to NYMag, this Songmics organizer has the option of being wall-mounted or hung over a doorframe — no floor space is needed.

We also find it the best large jewelry box: it has a large full-length mirror. Thus, you’ll be able to see your whole outfit at once. This wall mount jewelry organizer is truly a unique piece to hold a large collection. The lockable armoire has 1 scarf rod, 5 shelves, 2 drawers, 84 rings slots, 32 necklace hooks, 48 earring holes and 90 earring slots. Although it is a fairly large organizer, it can be placed on the wall or a bathroom/bedroom’s door with provided hooks.

Besides the spacious interior, the Songmics jewelry organizer has six LED lights that automatically switch on and off when the cabinet door is opened and closed. Having built-in lights gives jewelry sparkling, luxurious appearance.

A customer noted she received this as a gift. She loves the fact she can open a door and all her jewelry is in one place and it is easy to see: it makes her wear different pieces more regularly. She noted that the only tricky thing was trying to get your fingers behind the piece of wood putting the earrings back, (they should make it so you can pull the piece of wood out, put the back on the earring and snap it back to into place). Other than that, it is a great jewelry holder to hang over your closet door.

Size: 14.5”L x 3.9”W x 47.2”H

Pros
  • Spacious storage.
  • Built-in LED lights.
  • Can be hanged on a door or mounted on a wall.
Cons
  • Large unit that requires space.
  • As per customer’s note, putting earrings back in place might be tricky action.

Best jewelry box for sterling silver

Mejuri Leather Jewelry Box

Mejuri is a Canadian jewelry company that offers on-trend, affordable yet high-quality accessories and unlike many others, they know that proper storage can keep your jewelry sparkly as long as possible. That is why this grain leather jewelry box has an anti-tarnish microsuede interior lining.

The organizer features three removable trays and specially designed compartments to fit necklaces, rings and bracelets. Plus, you can add a personal touch with monogrammed letters. (Which makes it an ideal option for a gift.)

A satisfied customer said she loves this jewelry box; it is not too big or too small, is the perfect size to fit everything you need, and the materials are super soft inside and outside.

Size: 8.26” x 7.4” x 3.54”

Pros
  • Three compartment trays.
  • Custom monogramming optional.
  • Anti-tarnish interior.
  • Sleek minimal design.
Cons
  • Does not have compartments for chunky rings or wide bracelets.

Best jewelry boxes for earrings

Glass lid 60 Pairs Ear Studs Tray Jewelry Organizer

If earrings are the best way to add sparkle and chic to your daily outfits, and you have gathered quite a collection, you might need special storage just for hoops and studs. We found this minimal, yet elegant jewelry and accessory storage tray that can store sixty pairs of ear studs or earrings. The interior is made of panels wrapped in premium velvet fabric with removable compartment dividers. A glass lid allows you to see your jewelry while protecting it from dust.

Speaking of protecting jewelry, this earrings storage box comes with safety buckles that ensure tight closure, preventing rusting, fading and oxidation.

A customer noted that this earring organizer is beautiful and much bigger than she thought. She managed to fill it up and had space in the front row for watches.

Another lady noted, she loves that she can see everything through the glass without having to open it or waste time looking for a matching set of earrings.

Size: 13.7″ x 9.4″ x 1.9″

Pros
  • Functional design.
  • High quality velvet interior.
  • Minimal sleek design.
  • Great gift idea.
  • Budget-friendly.
Cons
  • As per a customer’s note the only con is that you cannot pull out the inside to secure the back of your earring studs. (You have to leave the earrings loose and it does not secure them in place.)

Best men’s jewelry box

NEX Watch Box Mens Watch Case Organizer

This organizer is durable and beautiful, said a customer. Although men are known to take less interest in collecting fine jewelry, it does not mean that such pieces as cufflinks, rings and watches do not need proper storage. NEX watch/jewelry organizer is made of waterproof artificial leather exterior and soft, anti-tarnish velvet interior.

This elegant NEX men’s jewelry organizer has double layers to store rings, watches and sunglasses. There are twelve watch slots with removable velvet pillows in the top layer. The bottom layer consists of compartments for rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

The NEX jewelry box has a see-through lid that prevents dust from collecting on precious pieces, yet allows you to see the whole collection. The lid is made of scratch-resistant glass and comes with a key and a lock to make it more secure.

This jewelry box can be a great gift option for a special man in your life, a husband, a father or a partner.

Size: 11.8” (L) x 7.8” (W) x 5.1” (H)

Pros
  • See Through Lid and Lock.
  • Large Storage Capacity.
  • High Quality Material.
  • One year manufacturing guarantee.
  • Budget-friendly.
Cons
  • As one customer noted if there were a small thin drawer at the bottom for watch tools and additional leather bands it would be perfect.

Best budget-friendly jewelry boxes

SONGMICS Lockable Jewelry Box

Songmics jewelry box has all you need to properly store your collection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. Besides a stylish look that can serve as a décor for your vanity, the box has a top layer with three drawers with various compartments and two side doors for necklaces. Overall, it is one of the most convenient organizers on the list. It is not as large as the wall-mounted option we mentioned at the beginning, yet it is also not the smallest one. You can store necklaces without risk of tangling and a fairly large collection of rings, earrings and bracelets.

A customer noted she has been wanting to replace her old jewelry box for a while now and stumbled upon this one. It’s very pretty on top of her desk and has a lot of compartments for organizing jewelry. She likes the two side doors to hang your dainty necklaces.

The exterior of the box is a durable synthetic leather, while the interior is made of wood frame and covered in soft velvet. The interior is made to protect the jewelry from tarnishing and scratching. Besides, the Songmics case comes with two keys and a lock. In case you have little children around who might get their hands on small pieces and swallow them, it is a useful function to have.

Another advantage we find about this jewelry box is an additional mini-case you can take on your next trip. The travel case even comes with a built-in mirror. Use it not only to ensure a proper jewelry placement but also for applying makeup on the go.

Size: 10.2”L x 7.1”W x 6.7”H

Pros
  • Spacious storage.
  • Lockable unit.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Comes with a travel case.
Cons
  • Takes up some space.
  • Some customers noted the synthetic leather feels quite cheap.

Best jewelry travel case

Plush Velvet Travel Jewelry Box Organizer

Practical and luxurious, this plush velvet travel jewelry case is small enough to fit into a suitcase, yet has enough room to hold multiple earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Although a customer noted she would add just a few more spaces for earrings so she could see them rather than keep them loose on the left side. But she likes the square box shape: it is very practical for travel.

The case, besides practicality, has a soft, velvet finish and a gold-coloured side zipper. It is a sophisticated and classic look for those who want to add a little vintage style to travelling.

Having a proper travel jewelry case has two main benefits: it keeps your jewelry from tangling and damaging, and allows you a stress-free preparation routine whether you are on a holiday or a road trip. It is lightweight and has seven slot rolls, three rectangular divisions and an earring compartment.

Size: 3.75″x 3.75″

Pros
  • Ideal gift option.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Each purchase results in a donation to Water Mission.
Cons
  • Some customers noted the lid has trouble staying up.

Best hanging jewelry organizer

Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Organizer

With 19,943 reviews and almost five stars on Amazon Umbra hanging jewelry organizer allows you to display multiple necklaces of different lengths. The beauty of such an open stand is the ability to see and get to a necklace you want to wear right away. As a customer noted, she was looking for something for her necklaces, and all the jewelry stands on Amazon seemed short. But this one is perfect: it is tall enough to hang long necklaces and durable enough to hold heavier statement pendants.

The nineteen-inch height stand is specifically designed to provide a tangle-free solution for your extra-long necklaces. And, if you think that necklaces are the only things you can organize on this stand, think again. The bottom part of the stand is an ideal option to use as a catchall tray for rings and earrings you constantly put on and take off.

Pros
  • Padded base.
  • Ideal for necklaces of different lengths.
  • Three tiers.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Sleek design.
Cons
  • Some customers noted it might feel a little flimsy.

Best jewelry trays

Squared Away™ Small Stackable Jewelry Trays in Coconut Milk

A very cute and sturdy stackable set, noted a customer.

“It fits perfectly unstacked in one of the drawers in my closet,” said another one.

These Squared Away jewelry three trays come with compartments in varying sizes. Having three different trays gives you a lot of flexibility to organize your watches, bracelets and necklaces. You can either stack them on top of each other to maximize space on the commode or spread them apart and create a somewhat jewelry display.

Another idea of utilization is placing the trays inside a drawer. Made from sturdy, good-quality material, those organizers are an effortless, simple way to keep your jewelry neatly stored.

Size: 10″ L x 6″ W x 4.8” H

Pros
  • Set of three.
  • Stackable design.
  • Compact and thin.
Cons
  • Trays have no lid which can lead to collecting dust easily.

Best luxury jewelry box

WOLF Palermo Medium Jewelry Box

It was 1834 when German silversmith Philipp Wolf started packing his products in beautiful boxes which increased his business revenue dramatically. It did not take much time before he was selling more boxes than silverware.

Nowadays WOLF brand (still owned by the Wolf family) creates jewelry boxes by staying loyal to traditional principles of design and quality, but using new technologies and innovations.

This Palermo jewelry box is the best way to organize your jewelry in style. The leather box is lined with anti-tarnish LusterLoc™ fabric, which would keep your finest jewelry in its top shape. It includes four ring rolls, six storage compartments and a glass mirror. A customer noted this is a beautifully-made jewelry box; classy and elegant. She bought it in a medium size and it’s fine for a small collection. But, she added, if you have a lot of jewelry, she would advise you to buy the large size.

The sleek and minimal design of the box makes it a sophisticated décor piece that you can proudly place on your vanity desk.

Size: 12″ x 8 1/2″ x 3″

Pros
  • Lock-and-key closure.
  • Leather exterior.
  • Anti-tarnish velvet interior.
  • Ideal gift option.
Cons
  • High price.

Best jewelry stands

Etsy Foldable Jewelry Organizer

Etsy is the go-to place if you are in search of unique, hand-crafted items. This jewelry stand is not an exception.

It is a gorgeous jewelry organizer in an emerald colour that is best used to store necklaces and earrings. It includes 153 Earrings hanging holes, twenty-one necklaces’ grooves and three “U” shaped grooves which gives plenty of space to get your accessories in order. Despite so many hooks, it is a fairly compact unit. The trick and uniqueness in its ability to fold up for a slim

profile and unfold back. When it stands unfolded it creates quite a show: transparent walls do not take any attention from sparkling hanging jewelry, while the emerald frame highlights the beauty of the collection.

Size: 9.25” x 4.52” x 2.55”

Pros
  • Unique design.
  • Slim and compact when folded.
  • Spacious when unfolded.
  • Ideal to organize necklaces and earrings.
Cons
  • Limited jewelry types to store in it.

Best ring storage

BEWISHOME Ring Organizer

Let’s admit it, we all have preferences and obsessions. Some obsess over stackable rings and some prefer necklaces. If you are one of those people with ring collection and want to find proper storage that would keep your rings from scratching and display them in all their beauty, this Bewishome ring organizer is for you. It comes at an affordable price of just under fifty

dollars, yet you receive an elegant-looking organizer. The exterior is made from durable PU leather, while the interior is covered in soft velvet. Because of its sophisticated, simple appearance, the box would fit well into most homes’ decor.

A satisfied customer said she loves this box because it keeps your rings in a separate spot and is very visual to see the minute you open the lid. Even better, there is a mirror underneath the top lid.

Although it is a fairly compact organizer, it still has enough space to store a collection of rings. The Bewishome ring organizer contains two trays. The top one has eleven slots, while the bottom one has twenty-five small sections. Besides rings, you can use the organizer to store cufflinks, earrings and brooches.

Size: 9.69” x 9.69” x 1.18”

Pros
  • Built-in mirror.
  • Compact size.
  • Ideal gift option.
  • Budget-friendly.
Cons
  • Some customers noted that the metal lock is a little flimsy.

Why trust us

For this buying guide, we spent more than 10 hours comparing several jewelry organizers in order to determine the best ones in different categories. Our research was based on customers’ reviews, other buying guides’ opinions (NYMag, My Domaine, etc.) and a thorough comparison of brands, prices and materials. Besides, we only considered products rated four or more stars by consumers. Lastly, we covered several categories and included information on sizes, types, pros and cons of jewelry boxes.

Frequently asked questions

What is a jewelry box?

A jewelry box is a container used to organize and store jewelry. It contains different parts specifically designed to hold rings, necklaces, earrings and some even have slots for watches.

What are the different types of jewelry organizers?

While there are many different jewelry organizers from pouches to armoires, the most common ones come under two categories: an open type and a closed one. Such organizers as boxes, drawers, and armories fall under the closed category. Trays, hanging jewelry stands and catchall plates belong to the open kind.

How to make a jewelry organizer at home?

Whether you are looking for a DIY project or simply want the most customizable jewelry organizer, it is fairly easy to make. The simplest way to make your own jewelry organizer is to use a board, which you can either keep wooden or cover with velvety fabric. Add a few rows of hooks and voila! Hang all your necklaces on

walls, mount the board on the wall and add a door to keep jewelry away from sunlight. Besides a wall-mounted jewelry organizer, we have seen such DIY ideas as standard Ikea cutlery covered with soft fabric and placed in a closet drawer.

How to use a jewelry box?

A jewelry box is a specifically designed storage to help with keeping your fine pieces in their best shape. Therefore, you can use a jewelry box, either a small or a large one exactly for that: storing rings, bracelets and necklaces. A proper jewelry box can prevent jewelry from tarnishing, tangling and damaging. Put necklaces into long sections, rings and earrings in between rows of rolls and bracelets into square sections.

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Updated date

May 12th, 2022

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Maria Kossman

Maria Kossman is an essayist, and content specialist at Rant-it.ca. Her writing appeared in a variety of fashion magazines. When she is not focused on reviewing and writing, she spends time exploring coffee shops, English literature and antique malls.
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