I have been keeping my jewelry in a Samsonite travel case for years now and I could never find a jewelry box that wasn't cheesy-looking, so when I saw this I thought it would be a great way to keep all my necklaces from getting tangled up. Plus, it is a beautiful design and I like the tray at the bottom for my rings.
It's such a great idea: However!
- It's not long enough. Yes, I read the dimensions and no, I didn't bother measuring my necklaces. But they are mostly of the long kind (an inch or two past my collarbone) and so they hit the bottom tray, which then interferes with the rings I've placed there. I needed another 1.5-2 inches in height for this to really be perfect.
-It's a little flimsy, so don't pull too hard at the arms or pick it up by the arms when you have all your necklaces hanging on it.
- It would be great if it were on a "lazy susan" base so that I could turn it without picking it up to see the necklaces that are facing the back.
-I'd prefer the hooks to somehow point out instead of curl in, because it would be a little easier when hanging my necklaces. But then maybe the aesthetic charm would be ruined...
Anyway, all that being said, it's still the best thing I could find after researching a number of similar items and it looks very nice on my dresser and maybe I just have too many long necklaces, so I am happy with it for what it is. But I would have paid more for the extras listed above - so manufacturers take note!