If you’re worried about someone – be it toddler, thief, or teenage daughter – getting access to your jewelry, storing your precious accessories in a safe place can give you peace of mind. Of course, a very determined toddler (or thief) could smash your average jewelry box, so Lavalier has come up with this list of five safer jewelry storage solutions.
Jewelry Box with Hidden Compartment by Reddit user curtisabrina
Sorry, ladies – the only way you’ll get your hands on this incredible jewelry box is if you or a loved one is particularly talented at woodworking and machining. This prospective fiancé’s proposal began on Valentine’s Day, when he gave her two brass keys. Seven months later, he gifted her this awesomely over-engineered jewelry box. The top stores jewelry, but lifting it up reveals a secret compartment. When the heart-shaped keys are inserted into the gears, the ring opens the iris to reveal a second custom box, inset with a heart and, of course, the engagement ring. Check out his imgur page for details and schematics, so you can build your own!
Hayneedle.com Collage Photo Frame Armoire
Don’t worry, we won’t tease you with any more jewelry boxes you have to make yourself. This Choose a cherry or espresso finish for this ready-to-use photo frame that doubles as secret jewelry storage! A picture frame in your bedroom won’t look remotely suspicious to intruders with evil intentions, and the lock is placed discreetly on the bottom to keep your rings, bracelets, earrings, and other accessories safe and sound. With seventeen multi-sized photo frames, you’ll get to see your fabulous family and friends every time you reach for your jewelry. What could be better?
Safety Technology Barbasol Diversion Safe
Thieves aren’t going to spend much time in your house. They want to get in, get the goods, and get out. They’ll hit your dresser drawers, your bedside tables, and of course, your jewelry boxes. But the can of Barbasol under the bathroom sink? A thief isn’t going to bother with that (especially if that cabinet is as cluttered as most people’s!). This looks like a plain old can of shaving cream, but the bottom screws off for easy access to your nicest jewelry and accessories. We don’t recommend storing your entire collection in here, but if you have some choice pieces that you only wear on special occasions, put each in its own velvet bag and store them in this ‘Barbasol can.’ It’s even weighted to feel full!
Hungarian Puzzle Box by Etsy user Kalotart
This puzzle box is made by 75-year-old Hungarian artisan László Antal, and is sold by his grandson on Etsy. There are over a hundred boxes currently for sale, and each one is a unique piece of art. Opening them is so complex, it requires a YouTube tutorial! The key is hidden within the box, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. Even the keyhole is behind a secret compartment! While these intricate masterpieces may not be much of a match for a very determined burglar, they’re sure to confound your toddler or teenage daughter who might want to ‘borrow’ some of Mom’s jewelry!
Uncommon Goods Pedestal Jewelry Holder
This obviously isn’t going to foil a thief, but most jewelry insurance claims are because a ring has been lost or misplaced. If you have a dedicated place to store your ring, it is much less likely to fall under a couch cushion, into the sink, or behind your dresser. We recommend getting two or three of these chic jewelry pedestals. Put one in your bathroom, one in the bedroom, and one in the kitchen. Then, whenever you take your rings off to take a shower or do the dishes, you’ll always know where they go. We like this particular jewelry holder because it goes with all kinds of décor and has a deep bowl so your rings won’t roll away.
Of course, no matter where you keep your jewelry, there’s no way to guarantee that it will be safe from loss or theft. These jewelry armoires, boxes, and holders are pretty and functional, but they’re no substitute for jewelry insurance from Lavalier. Whenever you purchase or inherit jewelry, make sure that you keep it protected with a good jewelry insurance policy. You can buy jewelry insurance from online in minutes.