A jewelry armoire is a tall freestanding furniture piece used to organize and store jewelry. Originating in France, the armoire was originally a wall standing wardrobe utilized for the storage of armor and weapons before becoming a more refined household furniture piece. Often crafted of polished woods with delicate carvings or inlays, jewelry armoires typically have between five and ten vertically stacked drawers ranging in size for the organization of both large and small jewelry pieces. A jewelry armoire is typically placed in bedrooms or closets, and is a larger version of its compact cohort; the jewelry box.
A jewelry armoire is an organizer or tall chest that stores jewelry with enough space to hang necklaces and chains as well as compartments to store and separate smaller pieces. It features legs, multiple stacked drawers, and is usually placed in a bedroom or closet.
A typical jewelry armoire has a height of 34 inches (86 cm) but can come in even taller sizes up to 50 inches (126 cm).
The first step to organizing a jewelry armoire is to group similar pieces of jewelry together (earrings, necklaces, bracelets). Organizing trays can be placed in the drawers of the armoire to further organize the items of jewelry into sections based on use, material, style, etc. Chains and necklaces should be hung to keep them from getting tangled while smaller pieces such as rings and brooches should be placed in padded ring rolls.