It’s of interest to many that jewelry boxes have been featured extensively in movies, plays, and books. They have been the crux of several Hollywood movies. In fact, many movies are intriguingly woven around a jewelry box.
‘The Black Swan’ is an Oscar-winning movie, which stars Natalie Portman in an award winning role. In the film, when she went to bed each night with her toys, she would dream of a ballet dancer in a musical box.
In the 1970s, a South Korean movie titled ‘When A Woman Breaks Her Jewelry Box’ told the story of how a woman breaks her jewelry box to learn the truth about her mother. When the box was broken, the lady realized that her mother was still alive and not dead as she had thought. It was recognized as the best film and even won an award at the Blue Dragon Film Award ceremony.
Another riveting movie involving jewelry boxes was ‘What Lies Beneath’ starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Michelle finds a jewelry box behind their home on the lake and it turns out to be a clue that helps her solve a murder mystery. She is constantly disturbed by a ghostly presence and the film is a must-watch for its brilliant climax. Movie series like the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ have also made use of treasure chests and jewelry boxes a lot.
The ‘Missing Bride’ was a play written by Dalton Moore, an administrator at the Swindon High School, in the 1980s. The students were so convincing with their performances that they won an inter-school competition. The play centered around a bride who went missing from her own wedding party. All the guests were worried about the missing bride.
They searched all over the house till they came across an old jewelry chest and struggled to open it. They found only the bride’s dress inside with no sign of her. Though her body was missing, her beautiful wedding gown was there. There was pin drop silence in the audience as they were dumbstruck. In the end it turned out that the home the groom and bride bought was actually haunted.
Greek mythology speaks of Pandora’s box which was given by the Gods to a pretty girl with the instructions not to open it. But she was curious and opened the box unleashing illness and disease all around the world.
Jewelry boxes are a part of fairy tales too. ‘The Emperor’s Clothes’ is a story where the garments and riches of the king were stored in highly decorated treasure chests. In J K Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series, the first book talks of his wizardry and his inheritance from his parents. All his gold was kept in jewelry chests at the Gringotts Wizarding Bank. This movie was called ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’. Everyone, from adults to children love the idea of stories that revolve around hidden treasure and jewelry boxes.
Irrespective of whether it is a movie, a book, or a play, the whole family is bound to love it.
This article was written by Rachael Celia Berlie and Ruth D’Souza Prabhu of MarqART Gift Shop. Our jewelry boxes are original works of art, no two creations are the same. Each wood shown has its own unique wood grain pattern and color. MarqART comes from combining the words marquetry (wood inlay) + Art (a creation of beauty) an apt name for our products. A fine addition to your dressing table or as a gift. Please visit http://www.marqartgiftshop.com to browse & buy exotic marqart jewelry boxes that will give you a lifetime of pleasure!