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Devoted as I am to both shopping and organizational innovation, for about a decade I’d stuck with the same jewelry box: a mini armoire, probably chosen by my mother, with hooks for necklaces and drawers lined with thin velvet for everything else. It was nice when I was a teenager, but now that I own so much more jewelry (and jewelry that’s better quality), stuffing delicate earrings into tiny drawers isn’t an option.
And despite the fact that I’ve successfully reorganized other essentials, like my closet and my skincare collection, that jewelry armoire somehow remained over the years.
It wasn’t that I hadn’t tried to find an alternative, but in a market full of pretty necklace organizers, decorative yet practical (and affordable) options for earrings are sorely lacking. Last month, I finally stumbled upon a solution: a cool-looking earring tree that merged both form and function. Elusive but perfect, and only $25.
It functions exactly how I need it to, has a matching necklace counterpart, and looks nice and clean. What was once a dark, overcrowded corner of my vanity is now a much more streamlined — and actually pretty! — display.
The label says that the tree can comfortably fit 32 pairs of earrings, but since my collection includes a lot of smaller studs, I managed to fit almost 70. I ended up dangling the rest on another smaller piece I discovered last week, which features the same earring mechanism (in case it wasn't obvious enough how much I love this damn thing).