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Whether it’s precious keepsakes, priceless heirlooms or statement pieces, everybody needs somewhere to keep their jewellery collection neat and tidy. There’s nothing worse than a lost earring or a tangled knot of necklaces when you’re putting the finishing touches to your outfit.
What’s more, disorganised jewellery can actually damage the metal on your favourite pieces. Keeping different metals together causes them to tarnish and scratch. Precious metals like gold and silver should be kept safe to preserve their shine longer, as air, moisture, dust and oils can corrode their surfaces.
Sure, you could keep your jewellery in its original boxes, but investing in a jewellery box means your jewels will take up less space and pieces will be easier to find. Mumsnetters are on hand with their recommendations for the best ways to keep your jewellery tidy, clean and in tip-top condition.
Here are the best jewellery boxes and storage to buy in 2022.
1. Best overall jewellery box: Stackers Super Size Jewellery Box Set
Price: £90 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have the largest size and they are extremely useful - you buy the individual layers to suit your requirements, so you can start with a couple and build them up. I got mine from Amazon, though its worth a quick search as you'll often find deals on them" - recommended by Mumsnet user, LittleMysMoominMamma
"Check out Stackers on Amazon. I have a cream coloured one and I love it" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, PrimeraVez
By far the most recommended jewellery storage system on the Mumsnet forums, Stackers are sleek, practical and useful jewellery boxes that fit together seamlessly. With lots of compartments, they’re perfect for your whole jewellery collection. This super-size version comes in six understated colours and consists of a lid, a trinkets tray and a deeper watch layer. As the name suggests, Stackers stack on top of each other, so if your jewellery collection outgrows this set, you can buy more layers as needed.
Material: Faux leather
Size: 25 x 36 x 18cm
2. Best budget jewellery box: IKEA Komplement
Price: £15 | Buy now from IKEA
"I love the add ons you can get for Ikea wardrobes. I have a pull out thing with knobs on for necklaces and a sort of shallow compartmentalised drawer, lined in (cheap!) red velvet for everything else" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Rainallnight
At £15 this nifty jewellery tray is a cost-effective way to keep your jewellery organised. It fits the IKEA Komplement pull-out tray, but can also be used on its own in a drawer. Lined in soft polyester felt, the tray has spaces for necklaces and rings. As it’s designed to be used in a drawer, it doesn’t come with a lid - so make sure you’ve got drawer space before ordering.
Material: Polyester and fibreboard
Size: 25 x 53 x 5cm
3. Best wooden jewellery box: Carme Tabletop Jewellery Organiser
Price: £95 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have a table top double sided wooden storage cabinet , it turns on a circle , lined with that tarnish-resistant black velvet. Wooden strutts for earrings, hooks for necklaces, ring pad, boxed areas which tip forward for bangles/chunky" - tried and tested by Mumsney user, 70isaLimitNotaTarget
If you’re short on space but big on jewellery, a vertical cabinet like this one could be the answer. It can be mounted on the wall or sit on a table-top, and has tons of space for all your jewellery, plus a mirror and photo inserts on the doors. The interior is lined with LED lights and features drawers, another mirror, a ring pad and hooks for necklaces and earrings.
Size: 48 x 10 x 65cm
4. Best transparent jewellery box: Muji Acrylic Case
Price: £13 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have little Muji partitioned boxes, they stack on top of each other, they're great for earrings and necklaces etc" - recommended by Mumsnet user, treaclesoda
Stylish, useful and minimalist, this stackable acrylic case is classic Muji. With its simple, transparent design you can keep your jewellery where you can see it, while ensuring it's safe from dust and moisture at the same time. Because this is a multipurpose storage box, it doesn’t come with special compartments for different kinds of jewellery, but it’s great for chunkier items that aren’t liable to get tangled together.
Size: 13 x 17.5 x 9.5cm
5. Best jewellery box for travel: Oliver Bonas Amelie Alphabet Jewellery Case
Price: £15 | Buy now from Oliver Bonas
With its cute embroidered initial, you’ll want to take this Oliver Bonas jewellery box everywhere. It’s lined with pink velvet and has a little elasticated pocket for smaller items, making it perfect for all your holiday accessories. The box is a dinky 9 x 6.5cm and would make a thoughtful and personal gift for a jewellery-loving friend.
Size: 4 x 9 x 6.5cm
6. Best storage for costume jewellery: ManGotree Velvet Scarf Hanger
Price: £8 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have a velvet necklace hanger which has changed my life in a small way. We also have the freestanding mirror cabinet. If you Google necklace hanger you should find it. Got it from Wilko but other places sell them" - recommended by Mumsnet user, LuxuryWoman2017
The velvet scarf hanger is one of those items Mumsnetters really swear by - it’s a simple solution to the problem of tangled necklaces, plus it's a total bargain. Hang your high street bling on the hooks and the pieces can be kept in your wardrobe, taking up close to zero space without intertwining themselves. It's around £8 for two hangars, and it’s the perfect place to store your belts and lightweight scarves too.
Size: 30 x 21 x 3cm
7. Best jewellery storage for earrings: Little Book of Earrings Storage
Price: £23 | Buy now from Amazon
"I had one of these as a present which is great for earrings" - recommended by Mumsnet user, redmimi
Running out of room on your dressing table? With this cute earring case you can keep your earrings on a bookshelf. The Little Book of Earrings has a popper fastening and sturdy felt ‘pages’ inside to keep your earrings safe and organised. It has space for 48 pairs of earrings, both stud and drop, and there are loads of different patterns and colours available, making it a brilliant gift.
Material: 14 x 4 x 19cm
Size: Not stated
8. Best jewellery roll: Becko Organizer
Price: £19 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have a jewellery roll that has clips for each necklace" - recommended by Mumsnet user, mrscumberbatch
A jewellery roll is simple, space-saving and easy to travel with. This one from Becko has clips for necklaces with elastic loops to keep them firmly in place, plus a sleeve for rings, earring pads and plenty of small pockets for keeping trinkets in. There’s a detachable pouch for larger items like watches and bracelets. Choose from blue, navy, grey, pink or purple - this jewellery roll is perfect to use at home or when you're travelling.
Material: Faux leather and suede
Size: 20 x 15cm (folded)
9. Best jewellery box for watches: Stackers Accessories Layer
Price: £20 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have the grey and mint stackers. Love them! I got four layers - the standard top one, earring holder, necklace tray and then a deep tray at the bottom for watches and bangles. Really like that you can choose your own layers. They look beautiful and sturdy, but agree that it's slightly annoying having to de and re-stack them when you want things out of the lower layers" - recommended by Mumsnet user, msgloria
Fitting perfectly with the rest of the Stackers range, this accessories layer is designed specially for watches and other chunkier jewellery. There are seven muted colourways to choose from, and while being great for watches, the generous compartments are also perfect for giving your most precious pieces a space of their own.
Material: Faux leather
Size: 25 x 18 x 6cm
10. Best jewellery box for kids: Trossoulier Savanna Treasure Box
Price: £24 | Buy now from Amazon
"I have just bought my 6 year old great niece a musical treasure box by Trousselier, they had a lot of choices rather than just pink. It is jungle themed and has a leopard that goes round instead of a ballerina. Loads of different ones on Amazon" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Evenstar
How adorable is this? The traditional ballerina jewellery box has been given a makeover, and Mumsnetters just love the twirling cheetah in this jungle-themed box from Trousselier. The company have been making high-quality traditional boxes for children since 1972, and there are lots of designs out there - including cat and bear boxes, the classic ballerina and even book collaborations with beloved children’s classics The Rainbow Fish and The Little Prince. The simple jewellery box makes a really special present that’ll be treasured for years to come.
Size: 18 x 14 x 10cm
What’s the best way to store jewellery?
Jewellery is best kept out of direct sunlight and at room temperature. To keep it looking its best, separate your jewellery by material type (paying careful attention to different metals) and keep it covered so it doesn’t get dusty and so that it’s away from moisture.
What’s the best type of jewellery box?
A multi-level jewellery box is the best way to keep your jewellery organised and separate without taking up loads of space.
What makes a jewellery box anti-tarnish?
Tarnishing happens when metals have a chemical reaction to elements in the air and environment. Many jewellery boxes are lined with felt, which absorbs moisture and keeps these elements away from your jewellery. You can also buy anti-tarnish strips, which use copper-based fibres to absorb harmful elements and prevent tarnishing.
What’s the best jewellery box to buy in the UK?
Stackers is the best jewellery box to buy, because it’s versatile, customisable and it looks great.
How we chose our recommendations
Because we know that there’s nothing like real recommendations from real parents, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which jewellery storage discerning Mumsnet users had bought. We compiled a list of jewellery boxes they recommended, noting how practical they found them, and whether they were particularly good for certain needs.
We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which jewellery boxes had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customers’ reviews said about them.
Having collated all that information, we picked the jewellery boxes we thought would make the best buys in several interest categories.
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