Mele Jewelry Boxes – A Guide to Purchasing

If you’re in the market for a Mele Jewelry Box chances are it’s for one of two reasons. One, you’ve already done your homework and you know that Mele jewelry boxes are some of the finest out there, or two, you’ve heard the name and thought you’d take a look. At this point the reason you’re here is not as important as what you learn while you’re here. (But just in case you’re here for reason number two rest assured you’ve happened upon a brand name you can trust!)

Please, please, please don’t rush off looking to buy something right away. Take the time to read this article and save yourself some time, frustration, and most of all, some money in the long run. This article is designed to help you make the right choice for you.

When you start looking around on line for Mele jewelry boxes you will be overwhelmed with the number of different sizes, styles, and materials. There are leather jewelry boxes, wood jewelry boxes, etc. They all look so good you might end up with what we call “analysis paralysis.” A few things to think about will allow you to make the right choice and purchase what you know will work.

First, consider size. This is perhaps the most important question to answer. How big of a jewelry box do you need? Well, how much jewelry do you own? But wait. You’re not done yet. How much do you think you’ll own three to five years from now? Why answer that question first? Becasue Mele jewelry boxes will last you a lifetime! Why spend the money on a box that works today but is too small three years from now when just a little thought will help you purchase the right one that will still be a valuable asset in the future? One consideration might even be one of Mele’s beautiful jewelry armoires.

Secondly, consider variety. What variety of jewelry do you own or will you own? Necklaces? Bracelets? Rings? Earrings? Barrettes? Watches? You get the point. It’s important to be able to properly store you jewelry. Necklaces need to be hung, not thrown in a jewelry box drawer where they get tangled. Rings need to be put on a ring rack, not knocking around with each other getting scratched and damaged. Mele jewelry boxes come with any or all of the special compartments you need for your variety of jewelry.

Thirdly, consider the material. Do you want wood or fabric? If it’s wood, do you want dark, light, or even white? This might actually be the most difficult decision to make since they’re all so beautiful. But try to consider where the box is going to be stored. (We don’t recommend the bathroom as moisture can aid in tarnishing or oxidizing your jewelry.)

Finally, consider the cost. Why is the cost the last thing to consider? Because if it’s considered any place else you’ll most likely end up with the wrong jewelry box. The box you need might cost a little more than you wanted to spend but remember, Mele jewelry boxes last a lifetime. This is a lifetime investment not something that is purchased this year and replaced next year like an article of clothing. This box will most likely be handed down to your daughter, your grand daughter, even your great grand daughter! A little more spent today could mean a lot less spent in the years ahead.

So there you have it. Four simple steps.

  • Size
  • Variety
  • Material
  • Cost

If considered carefully this will assure your satisfaction and save you time, frustration and even though it might cost a little more today, it will save you a lot of money in the long run. Remember, Mele Jewelry Boxes will last you a lifetime! Did I already say that?

Men’s Jewelry – A Quick Guide to How Much and When

Jewelry down through the ages has never been the exclusive domain of women. Its true that women used to wear their dowries (as jewelry) so much of gold and jewel work was done for that purpose.

However, men and jewelry have also a natural affinity. Here is a quick guide on how much a man should wear and when.

Classes of Jewelry for Men

Men like women have some basic categories of jewelry. They fall into the groups below

o Watches

o Rings

o Chains

o Ear Rings

o Bracelets

o Pins

Men’s Watches

Today a man’s watch can be a very valuable item of jewelry. Prices are astronomical down to logical.

Many men have more than one watch, and if they are to be used as jewelry, the best rule is to match the watch to the style of dress.

Expensive but still casual clothes can find the perfect accent in a fine golden watch with white gold instead of yellow.

The classic suit is best accented by a thin and serious watch, but also can benefit from the newer styles of designer watches.

What not to wear is very casual and inexpensive clothes with an expensive watch. This is overkills, and overstatement.

Rings

A man’s ring can be with or without stone.

The classic pinky ring is really out of style and a ring worn on the second or third finger is acceptable. Unless for special reasons, keep to white gold. A gaudy yellow ring is now unfashionable/

Chains

The type of chain that meant to show and wear outside the clothes must be of white gold only. Yellow gold chains are dated and will make a negative fashion statement. The thick chain should not be over 10 cm below the neck. If the chain has a pendent, and the pendent is meant to show, be sure and keep the 10 cm rule/

Ear Rings

The one ear ring for a man should be small and unobtrusive. If a man wishes an ear ring in each ear, they should be very small. Ear rings with stone are permissible but colored stones matching your eyes or clothes are better than diamonds.

Men’s Bracelets

Like the neck chain the bracelet should be substantial. A thin and very feminine style bracelet will make a negative statement. Be bold and wear a chain that is massive and strong. Stay away from yellow gold again, its very démodé.

Pins

Usually of a professional nature, the pins are usually worn on a man’s lapel. If it’s not professional, or from an organization, don’t wear it. Flags and other statement pins are not fashionable, and are not jewelry.