If you were a little girl growing up in the 1960‘s and 1970’s, you probably owned a white or pink jewelry box. Outside the box there was a key, and if you wound it up and opened the lid, a ballerina on pointe shoes would be twirling around in circles to the music. When you opened the jewelry box, it had satin on the inside of the lid and as the lining of the drawers. This was usually in the color pink, although it could have also been white, as that was the style of those times.
The jewelry box also had two tiers. The top tier, where the ballerina twirled, held small items like rings and earrings. The bottom tier, which pulled out when the box was opened, was for larger treasures like bracelets and necklaces.
I loved my ballerina jewelry box and when I had a little girl of my own, I went out and bought her one just like the one I had as a child. I delighted in the joy that her own special treasure box brought to her. Together we filled it with items that she would wear to school and on special occasions.
Little girls today have a new version of the musical jewelry box of my youth and that of my daughter. Disney has produced a beautiful and jewelry box for girls based on the new live action film, Beauty and the Beast.
The History of the Jewelry Box
Expensive jewelry and precious treasures have always needed a special place to be stored…it needed to be as decorative as the items placed inside it. Although they had been around for centuries, it was not until the Victorian era (1837-1901) that ornate porcelain jewelry boxes came into fashion. Before that time, only the wealthiest people had jewelry boxes because they were the only ones who could afford to have expensive jewels. In addition, these early jewelry boxes made boxes were commissioned, not mass produced like they are today.In the early 20th century, fashionable women had Art Nouveau boxes became the way to store jewelry. These boxes all came in different sizes, depending on how much the woman who owned it had to store and how large her collection was.
Disney Live Action Beauty and the Beast Jewelry Box
“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast”. Those familiar with the 1991 animated classic know that it was originally sung in the film by Angela Lansbury, and re-recorded into a pop hit by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. The song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 49th Golden Globe Awards in January 1992 and in March 1993, “Beauty and the Beast” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards. This Disney Beauty & The Beast Live Action Enchanted Rose Jewelry Box Toy can sit on a vanity and store a few treasures. It plays the theme song and the enchanted rose lights up as well.
This Beauty and the Beast jewelry box comes from the Disney theme parks and is bright and colorful. It is a large square box to store a little girls many treasures.
Beauty and the Beast Jewelry
Do you want to add a special treasure to the jewelry box you are giving? A new series of necklaces and bracelets are now available.
This film has captured the hearts and imaginations of children since its debut. A Disney Beauty and the Beast jewelry box will delight her and will be a special place to keep her treasures.
Featured image from Pixabay and altered by the author in Picmonkey