The right jewelry box can help you to sort and store your precious pieces. Spacious on the inside and stylish on the outside, it should sit pride of place on your dresser or vanity.
While an all-purpose jewelry chest is best for organizing a whole collection, there are other, more specialist storage solutions, too. A watch box or a cufflinks case will protect individual pieces, while a necklace stand can display longer chains and keep them from tangling. There are so many jewelry boxes, sold by such a wide variety of homeware retailers, that it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice.
That’s where I come in. I’m a shopping writer: it’s my job to pick the best products. Since I’ve spent years curating my personal jewelry collection, I know what I’m looking for in an organizer. I’ve narrowed it down to my top nine.
Organizing jewelry doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s simple with one of the best boxes. Any of these would make a great gift for someone you love this holiday season, or the perfect treat for yourself.
Best jewelry boxes 2023
Best box overall
+Suits all sorts of jewelry
+Perfect for presentation
-Less suitable for longer-chain necklaces.
This miniature armoire will sit prettily on your dresser, and it has the storage space of a jewelry chest twice its size. The hinged lid opens to reveal 10 ring rolls, with space to store up to 50 rings, and a vanity mirror for you to examine and admire your pieces. The Daphne Chest also features five felt-lined drawers, which should be wide enough to store your watches and bracelets at full stretch. Either side of the chest is an etched-glass side door finished with floral flourishes. You can hang your necklaces from the antique brass drawer pulls inside. To protect the pendants on longer necklaces, you might want to wrap round each chain twice.
Best lockable box
Materials: Wood lacquer
+Fitted with a mirror
-Less suitable for necklaces
With three drawers, two doors, and an mirror underneath its lift-up lid, this is a jewelry box and a getting-ready station in one. It also locks, which is a great security feature if you're worried about your jewelry. The only thing to bear in mind is that there's no dedicated storage for necklaces.
Best ring box
Materials: Velvet and faux leather
+Space for 72 rings
-Only suitable for storing rings
With 72 slots for storage and display, this ring box is suitable for the most prolific collectors. The interior is lined with plush black velvet to cushion your rings and showcase their colors. Spacious on the inside but still sleek and streamlined, the Red Barrel Ring Holder is slim enough to slip into your suitcase. High-quality metal clasps and hinges help to keep your rings secure and dust-free as you travel.
Best necklace stand
+Ideal for display
+Keeps necklaces from tangling
-Less suitable for rings
Necklace chains tangle easily, especially when they’re laid out flat in drawers or jewelry boxes. The best way to store necklaces is to hang them from a jewelry stand so that they’re easy to access and far less likely to intertwine. This Everly Quinn Jewelry Stand provides structure for your necklaces, and it’s seriously stylish, too. Unadorned, it resembles a bare tree, with 30 branches stretching upwards at different angles. Each branch can hold multiple bracelets, bangles, and necklaces, or even a few of your favorite trinkets. This is one of the best ways to display your jewelry without taking up too much space on your vanity.
Best bracelet box
Materials: Engineered wood
+Wide enough for longer bracelets
+Dedicated space for rings and earrings
-Less suitable for necklaces
Like all of Crate & Barrel’s storage solutions, the Extra-Large Jewelry Box is modern, minimalist, and seriously chic. The cream lacquer finish and gray velvet lining will blend beautifully with most bedroom color palettes. This box has a dedicated section for earrings, as well as several velvet-lined ring rolls. Three removable trays provide plenty of space to store your cufflinks, your watches, and even your necklaces in a pinch. These extra-wide drawers are deep enough to accommodate most bracelets at full stretch.
Best watch box
Materials: Wood and glass
+Locks for extra security
+Space for 24 watches
-Less suitable for rings or necklaces
Sleek and sophisticated with stylish black casing, this watch box locks for extra security. The interior is soft and spongy to protect your watches, while the top lid is designed to keep dust at bay. With two layers of compartments, and space for 24 watches in total, this box can accommodate a sizable collection and still have room to spare.
Best earring organizer
+Reduces storage space
-Unsuitable for watches
While this jewelry stand is designed to display rings and necklaces, it comes into its own as an earring organizer. This six-tier rack has space to hold up to 140 pairs of earrings, from small studs to dangling drops, so there’s plenty of room to grow your collection. Since this organizer is just over an inch thick, it will take up next to no space on your dresser or vanity. It’s foldable, too, for easy storage, though it can be pulled out again at a moment’s notice.
Best travel box
+Locks for extra security
-Less suitable for necklaces
This is a build-your-own jewelry box. Each tray and compartment can be removed to reveal one large, open space. You can use it to house a few precious pieces or insert additional layers as your collection grows. The Emily Jewelry Box locks for extra security, while the interior is lined with anti-tarnish felt to protect your pieces. It’s small enough to fit into a suitcase, or even larger purses, so you can take your jewelry on your travels.
Best keepsake box
Materials: Mango wood and aluminum
+Made from sustainable materials
-Less suitable for longer necklaces
A keepsake box is designed to store smaller pieces with sentimental value, hiding your jewelry in plain sight. The Heritage Jewelry Box is handcrafted from solid mango wood and decorated with delicate aluminum accents. It comes with four drawers so you can sort and store smaller pieces, as well as a vertical bar for hanging bracelets and shorter necklaces. This simple box isn’t the best for organizing, but it’ll make a fantastic feature for your dresser or vanity.
Best jewelry box FAQs
What makes a good jewelry box?
When shopping for a jewelry box, you should first consider the quality of its case. The best jewelry cases prevent moisture buildup and keep dust at bay. It’s also important that your jewelry box is lined with soft, shock-absorbent material like felt or velvet to protect the pieces inside. Finally, consider how much jewelry you have and how you like to store it. Many of the best jewelry boxes come with removable drawers and dividers, so that you can sort your pieces and keep them safe.
Which jewelry box is best?
Which jewelry box is best depends on what sort of jewelry you like to wear.
If you wear a wide range of rings, bracelets, necklaces and other accessories, your best bet is a large all-purpose jewelry box, such as the Daphne Jewelry Chest at Ashley. Bigger boxes like these tend to come with dedicated ring rolls and jewelry dividers, for safe and easy storage.
If you like to wear longer necklaces or dangling earrings, you’ll be better off with something like the Everly Quinn Jewelry Stand at Wayfair, so you can hang and display each of your pieces individually.
If you only have a few small pieces, you might appreciate a travel-sized bag, such as the Emily Jewelry Box, also at Ashley.
Once you’ve bought one of the best jewelry boxes, it’s important to keep track of your pieces. If you tend to wear longer chains, it’s worth learning how to organize necklaces to keep them from tangling.
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