When my sister-in-law suggested that a jewelry box would be a good Christmas gift for my eldest niece , I thought, “Hey, I can do that!” and rushed off to the mall. What I didn’t realize then was that although many stores carry jewelry, the old-fashioned jewelry box is not as popular as perhaps it once was. Maybe it has been replaced by elfa storage systems and little china dishes or some other cutesy way of housing jewelry, I dunno. I even went into a well-known jewelry store from which I happened to have a gift card on me at the time, and asked if they carried jewelry boxes. They promptly looked at me like I was insane and said, “Uh, yeah, no, we don’t have that here.” So I left, ashamed to have thought that they would carry jewelry boxes. Or something.
Then I went to Pottery Barn, of all places, and found this jewelry box. It’s called the McKenna jewelry box, and the color is called “champagne,” though it really looks more silver in person. It even comes with a travel case and a lock with a fancy tassel. Score!