Collecting antique jewelry is a great way for preserving history. The best place for jewelry storage is in a specially made wooden or hand crafted music box.
Vintage jewelry boxes have a high value due to the craftmenship and detailed carvings.
You may be familiar with the jewelry armoires your grandmother had as a kid. Fine jewelry looks nice hanging in tall jewelry boxes with stacked drawers and hooks.
Some of the more popular styles include oak, or the sophistication of antique black armoires where the keepsake jewelry boxes come in a variety of sizes, shapes and prices.
Taking care of a Wooden Jewelry Box
Keeping gold and silver necklaces, rings and earrings clean is just the beginning of maintaining the value of your collectibles. It is important to also clean and care for your wooden jewelry case.
Jewelry storage containers can be the same size of any piece of furniture in a room, requiring dusting, polishing and restoration.
Vintage pieces may have the wear of many years so use a polish cloth that will not scratch or damage the outside of the accessory box.
Best Places to Find Antiques
Rare and hard to find items can be sold at estate sales and auctions of high net worth individuals.
Property that has gone into probate and left to the state can include many things from jewelry, antiques and storage containers for watches, broaches, diamond earrings or bracelets.
Online auctions such as eBay or specialty consignment stores are a good place to look. You also can find ads by antique collectors in your local newspaper.
Antique and Collectibles Price Guide
Investing in valuable items such as collectibles requires that you understand how much they are worth when you buy them.
The best way to do this is to use a local antique appraiser to help you and the first thing they will tell you is that the condition of the piece will determine how high of price it can be sold for.
This is the main reason you will want to try and preserve your collectibles and protect them from damage.