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Organizer Jewelry Trays for Drawers

Updated on March 10, 2014

Jewelry Drawer Organizer Trays Make the Perfect Jewelry Storage Solution

Are you tired of tangled up jewelry or losing a piece in your favorite set? Perhaps you've forgotten about a particular piece because it rolled to the back of your drawer? You can solve your jewelry storage problems with jewelry trays for drawers.

These organizer trays are affordable and space saving. Unlike jewelry boxes, armoires or wall cabinets that take up space in your drawer, on the wall or on a countertop, two or more trays can be stacked one on top of the other, with the whole stack going into your dresser drawer. Each tray is low in height, so you can get quite a few layers to fit. They'll be completely out of sight!


Many brands make sets of trays that are of the same size, so they fit on top and slide over each other to make all your jewelry accessible. Buy one or many jewelry trays from each set according to your needs to fit all your rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Each tray is designed to have a different compartment configuration to suit your collection's size and variety.

Another thing that makes these trays the best jewelry organizer is the fact that you don't need to buy one now only to find that 1 or 2 years down the line your jewelry collection has grown and you need another expensive box. Trays solve that problem. You can buy just one now and buy another one later. Each time, you just place the new one in the stack.

Felt or Velvet Jewelry Drawer Organizer Tray

This is the kind of set I own. The felt lined inserts make it the best jewelry organizer system for protecting your valuable pieces. You won't get scratches and some of the moisture that is responsible for tarnish is absorbed by the fabric.

Velvet lined sets also make great gifts for jewelry lovers, as they look expensive while also being practical.

Some of the Axis Stack 'em Trays

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Axis Stack 'em Collection of Jewelry Trays for Dresser Drawers

The Axis Stack 'em system features several different types of trays, all designed to stack on top of one another. Each tray can also slide over each other, so if you have the stack on a countertop, each tray is accessible without even having to remove any other tray.

Each one is designed with different sized compartments, so you can mix and match to create your set of trays. The flocked velvet inserts are available in grey or cream, and the trays are of durable resin.

The 26 compartment tray seen here is the most popular tray in the set because it can hold all kinds of pieces. The larger squares can hold large rings and earrings, while the small ones are for the rest. The long compartments are meant for necklaces and bracelets.

In addition to this multi-functional tray, you can also click through to choose one with 20 large square compartments, or 40 small ones or one with only long compartments.

The size of each tray is 16 by 9.2 by 1.4 inches.

A Few of the Neatnix Stax Trays

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Neatnix Stax Jewelry Organizer Trays for Drawers

Another jewelry organizer stacking system with several trays to accommodate all kinds of pieces is the Neatnix Jewelry Stax. You can buy one or more to stack up and slide over one another. This system also has trays in varying lengths but one width, so you can place one or two smaller trays on top of a larger one if you want. This also allows you to slide the trays over each other even when the stack is inside the drawer. Each tray comes with a clear plastic dust cover if you want to keep the insides dust-free.

If you look at the 36 compartment tray featured here, you'll see that it is cleverly designed to fit any piece of any size. Except for necklaces, you can use it for pendants, earrings and rings of varying sizes. There are also special trays for necklaces, while medium and small trays are useful as well.

The larger trays measure 1.5" H x 9.25" W x 16.25" D, the medium ones are 1.5" H x 8.25" W x 9.25" D, and the small ones are 4 x 9 x 1.5 inches.

The colors of inserts available are maroon and midnight blue.

See how the Neatnix Stax system works!

The smaller tray set

Clear Jewelry Trays for Dresser Drawers

If you're really on a tight budget, you can skip the velvet jewelry drawer organizer tray and choose these clear stacking trays for drawers. These have the advantage of not attracting much dust but beware that your jewelry will rattle around and could get scratched. These would be best for costume jewelry storage and not for valuable pieces.

The Inter Design Linus acrylic tray line is in clear and durable Resipreme plastic and is an inexpensive option. You can buy one of the stackable sets that come with a clear lid for the topmost tray, or one or more individual trays.

With chrome accents, they don't look like cheap plastic. They can also be used as functional jewelry inserts for a jewelry armoire.

There are two sizes of trays the long ones measure 7.8-Inch by 17.6-Inch by 2.2-Inch, and the smaller ones measure 2-1/2-Inch by 7.7-Inch by 8.8-Inch.

Expandable Jewelry Drawer Organizer

The plastic jewellery tray for drawer system from Interdesign that you see here is space saving but expands to larger drawers if you want more flexibility, as one tray slides out from the other to reveal up to 7 compartments. The length expands from 11 inches to 18-3/4 inches while the width is a fixed 7.5 inches.

Glass Top Jewelry Display Cases

Jewelers use larger and sturdier types of trays that are usually always covered by a glass lid to keep their contents dust-free. If you want to display your pieces, you should consider a tray with a hinged glass top lid. Your pieces won't accidentally fall out and they'll be relatively free from dust. If you want to use them in drawers, you won't be able to fit more than a couple in a stack, as the lid makes them taller.

The glass top display tray you see here is designed for jewelry store use, but it is very popular among regular customers as well. Have a large pendant, earring and ring collection? This case contains 72 slots set in a black foam insert.

Leather jewellery trays for drawers

Jewelry organizer leather trays are designed to be used for men, but they are so good looking that they work well for women too! They are usually equipped to hold items other than jewelry as well. Use them to also hold your cell phone, keys and watch.

Mele Blaine Black Faux Leather In-Drawer Jewelry Organizers

These faux leather and suede trays can be bought individually as they each include dust covers, or as a set of two to be placed one on top of each other. One has a configuration of 6 earring compartments, 4 watch compartments, 1 bracelet compartment, 2 necklace rows and 4 ring rows. The other has 30 equal sized earring compartments and 12 ring rows. These deep trays are made of black faux leather and ivory suede lining 9L x 15.75W x 1.75H in.

Royce Leather Tray

The Royce tray is ideal for separating costume jewelry and fine jewelry. The 4 open center compartments for the former, while the latter can be placed in the 2 outer closed suede lined compartments.

Ebony Lacquer valet Tray

This faux leather and suede organizer tray features contrast stitching and has one closed compartment, 4 small compartments and 3 long compartments, so you can use it for everything, including jewelry.

How to Choose Jewelry Trays for Drawers

While choosing dresser organizer trays for jewelry, you have 3 main kinds available. You may need one or more of any of these to hold all your jewelry. Some are multi-functional because they have various types of compartments to hold chains, rings and earrings. Others can hold only rings and earrings or chains.

  • Felt or velvet tray inserts are great for silver, gold or platinum jewelry as they prevent tarnishing and scratches. Your pieces also won't rattle around. You'll have to clean them now and then, as they tend to attract dust if they're kept out in the open. To avoid this, you can also get the kind with clear plastic or glass lids. If you get a stacking set of trays, you'll only need a lid for the top tray.
  • Plastic or clear acrylic trays that don't come with lined inserts are fine for costume jewelry or less valuable pieces because they don't tarnish or scratch. These types of trays don't attract dust easily and can be washed anytime you want.
  • Trays made of wood or leather are more expensive looking and great for a dresser counter top. Some men's valet trays in leather work well if you also need to store things like your watch, keys and phone.

How Many Jewelry Drawer Organizer Trays Do I Need and of What Size?

Before you buy one or more jewelry trays, make sure to measure your drawer first - not from the outside, but from the inside. This will give you the maximum length and breadth of a single tray.

If you want to stack multiple sectioned jewelry trays in a single drawer, measure the inside depth of it from the side. DON'T measure the depth from the front, as drawer fronts are usually larger than the actual storage height.

Tip for Traveling With Lots of Jewelry

When you're traveling, you don't need to buy a special jewelry case if you don't want to. Plus, if you like to take lots of pieces with you, they'll get tangled up in a clutch or roll. You can instead carry one or more stacked trays that are bubble wrapped and taped together. Fit the whole package in your luggage and jewelry will remain organized and protected!

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