Most of us couldn't recount the number of hours we’ve spent untangling jewellery. It always occurs in those flustered final moments before leaving the house; you reach for that perfect accessory to complete your outfit only to find it lost in a nightmare tangle of metal.
Your delicate charm bracelet is locked in an embrace with your chunky hoops, and your pearl choker is flirting with your favourite gold chain. Only this kind of flirtation doesn't make one blush, but rather turn rouge in frustration.
If this strikes a relatable chord, it’s time to invest in some jewellery storage.
Though the term may feel like a millennial's answer to a first-world problem, offering little more than what a small pouch or conveniently-sized box already serves, think again. Storing your jewellery with care gives it a longer shelf life, not to mention protects precious pieces from tarnishing and getting lost or damaged.
From jewellery stackers and stands, to hidden compartments that fit inside drawers, your options for keeping your favourite gems safe and organised are endless.
Whether you're after a simple solution on a budget or looking to invest in a top-of-the-line jewellery box, we've rounded up our favourites for separating your beads from your bangles.
Three Arm Gold & Marble Base Jewellery Stand
This minimalist marble and gold iron stand not only separates your jewellery but serves as a sculptural feature on any countertop. A sturdy marble base bears the weight of any hanging pieces, with three arms to distinguish your longer necklaces from smaller bracelets and earrings.
£29 | Oliver Bonas | Buy it now
Mirrored jewellery box with drawers
This mirrored jewellery box is a sophisticated piece, with a black plush interior to prevent your jewellery from getting scratched. A handy internal mirror that opens atop an upper tray proves useful when putting on earrings or tricky necklaces. Including two pull-out drawers, it allows you to store a lot in an otherwise small box.
£39.99 | Zara Home | Buy it now
Personalised Leather Jewellery Roll
For true luxury this leather jewellery roll from Noble Macmillan cannot be beat. Lined with silk three silk pockets, it also features a ring mould for up to eight rings and an earring band to keep everything untangled and untarnished. If you want to extend the life for you most precious pieces this is the one to invest in.
£115 | NOTHS | Buy it now
Pressed Flowers Glass Trinket Tray
For a truly unique table piece at a super reasonable price this trinket tray from Urban Outfitters features a pressed flowers motif. Perfect for holding your most-worn daily items, the tray format allows you to quickly identify and put on your favourite jewellery. That said, avoid using these for placing multiple chain necklaces as that's where tangled disasters begin.
£12 | Urban Outfitters | Buy it now
Stackers Leather Lidded Box, Blue
Lifestyle experts Stackers specialise in premium jewellery boxes at a reasonable price. This lidded box in a lovely greyish-blue is crafted in high-quality leather with a grey velvet lining. The different-sized compartments are designed for storing various jewellery items, finished with a lock and key closure for extra security. Also available in white and pale pink.
£95 | John Lewis | Buy it now
Mini porcelain dish
Great for storing your rings and mini trinkets, these little ceramic dishes are ideal keeping your smaller jewellery separate from your larger pieces. This one from H&M is a bargain and leaves little to the imagination with a graphic black font offering a cheeky approach to storing your 'rings and things'.
£2.99 | H&M | Buy it now
Smythson Mara leather jewellery box with travel tray
Holder of three Royal Warrants, Smythson is the go-to brand if you're looking for luxury leather storage. The Mara box includes two separate compartments with a removable tray and travel box that is sure to hold a lifetime's collection of precious jewels. In a rich brown crocodile-embossed leather, a gold lock with an elegant brand engraving provides piece of mind knowing your more expensive items are safe.
£1195 | Selfridges | Buy it now
Gold & Glass Pink Velvet Trinket Boxes Set of Two
Oliver Bonas prove that the two-for-one marketing strategy isn't exclusive to fast-food chains. This gold and glass duo make a charming pair of jewellery boxes finished in berry pink and blush pink velvets. Chicly stacked or sat side-by-side, they offer a luxe-for-less option to any home. The hinged lid and security chain is a convenient design feature that keeps the lid in place while the boxes are open.
£24 | Oliver Bonas | Buy it now
SONGMICS Jewellery Display Stand Holder
This holder combines the minimalism of a jewellery stand and the storage potential of a jewellery box. Available in white or natural wood, this sleek design can hold all types of jewellery, including a stand specifically used for holding earrings. The pull out drawer is divided into three sections for keeping your jewels organised.
£24.99 | Amazon | Buy it now
Stackers Mini 11-Section Jewellery Tray
If you prefer keeping your surfaces uncluttered, this jewellery tray from Stackers is super handy for hiding in drawers. Divided into 11 different-sized sections, it's ideal for keeping your jewellery organised and easy to identify. Browse their full range for a variety of jewellery cases and colours here.
£16 | John Lewis | Buy it now