Four of the best jewellery cases…

…as finely crafted as the gems they hold

Orchid lacquer “doughnut box”, £69
Orchid lacquer “doughnut box”, £69

Orchid’s “doughnut box”

If your long necklaces get in a tangle, think about storing them in what oriental furniture specialist Orchid calls a “doughnut box”. Based on a traditional Chinese design, it consists of a circular container in which the jewellery can be kept snag-free. It comes in brick red, emerald green, yellow or black lacquer, is highly decorated with birds or dragons, flowers and other imagery, and has a cute brass lock. £69; orchidfurniture.co.uk. LUCIA VAN DER POST

Wolf leather Caroline travel case, £75
Wolf leather Caroline travel case, £75
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A travelling case by Wolf

Jewellery rolls can be too large for travelling, and structured boxes too heavy – but mechanical watch-winder maker Wolf offers something wonderful to take on trips. Its little quilted leather number in a choice of five colours is seductive, with rounded corners, a tasselled zip and a remarkably well designed, anti-tarnish fabric interior. One side has four compartments for slightly larger items and a central strip of padded rolls for rings and small earrings. Behind a firm divide, the other side has three hooks for chains or small necklaces, their pendants protected in a gathered pocket below, and there is even enough depth to squeeze in a delicate evening watch. Better still, the divide has a mirror. £75; wolf1834.co.ukAVRIL GROOM

Little Halstock burr walnut and Alcantara-lined jewellery box, price on request
Little Halstock burr walnut and Alcantara-lined jewellery box, price on request
The Edward Barnsley Workshop sycamore and walnut Clamshell jewellery box, about £10,000
The Edward Barnsley Workshop sycamore and walnut Clamshell jewellery box, about £10,000 | Image: M Focard de Fontefiguieres

Modern marquetry from Little Halstock

Luke Wycherley’s burr walnut and Alcantara-lined jewellery box defies all the normal marquetry rules, with oak leaves seemingly flowing over the design. “Most marquetry is quite linear and angular,” he says. “Mine is very natural – I want it to be as organic as possible and to break those traditional boundaries.” Marquetry is Wycherley’s passion, and after years of specialist training (including a stint at Linley), he launched Little Halstock, a sister company to celebrated furniture maker Halstock. His fluid designs can incorporate materials such as silver, gold and mother-of-pearl, and make use of traditional techniques such as sand shading to colour super-thin marquetry pieces. Prices on request; halstock.comJENNY DALTON

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One-off works in wood by The Edward Barnsley Workshop

There are several craftsmen who can devise one-off jewellery boxes that are as desirable as any jewel. This Hampshire workshop, which works exclusively in wood, makes an exquisite Clamshell box to order. About £10,000; barnsley-furniture.co.ukLUCIA VAN DER POST

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