Music Boxes Add Beautiful Melodies to Every Day
The Bradford Exchange has always been a great place to discover unique collectibles not available elsewhere. Among those distinctive treasures is our wide selection of heirloom-quality music boxes. The music box has a rich history dating as far back as the early 1800s and has evolved into one of the most beloved types of heirloom keepsakes collected today. Besides being artfully created to show off an eye-catching physical beauty, music boxes have a special secret hidden inside: a sweet melody sure to touch the heart.
Music Box Gifts Deliver Sweet Songs
The memorable songs hidden inside these musical treasures provide the perfect soundtrack for gift giving. Just imagine a loved one, family member or friend, opening one of our music box gifts and being greeted with the lovely strains of "You Are So Beautiful" or "Always in My Heart." Best of all, that delightful song is forever captured within a meaningful keepsake that will always remind them of your love and devotion.
Personalized Music Boxes Feature Your Special Touch
Because many are graced with lovely original artwork and gleaming with precious materials like 22K gold accents, our music boxes are already impressive. However, we also offer a line of customized music boxes to let you add your own personal touches. That means you can personalize them with engraved names to create tuneful one-of-a-kind gifts for daughters, granddaughters, graduates and more. We even have a music box made just for mothers, letting you add the birthstones of each child for a truly personal tribute.
Musical Jewelry Boxes Are a Perfect Fit
Jewelry music boxes are always in demand because not only do they look great and sound great, but they are also a practical fit for your jewelry. A musical jewelry box provides a gorgeous storage solution for your home and makes a beautiful way to keep your prized jewelry out of the way but conveniently close. Our mirrored music box and Brimex wooden music box styles both offer spaces hidden inside so that you can keep your rings, bracelets, necklaces and other important pieces safe and secure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Traditional music boxes, or ones activated with a wind-up key for the musical movement, work with a rotating cylinder and pins mechanism. The cylinder is protruding pins spaced appropriately to create a specific tune. The sounds are made as the cylinder spins and the pins "pluck" the prongs of a steel comb. Lower notes are generated from longer prongs and higher notes from shorter prongs.
Many contemporary music boxes might feature an electronic music chip that is pre-programed with a specific melody and powered by batteries.
A clockmaker from Geneva, Antoine Favre-Salomon, patented the very first music box back in 1796. Little did he know at the time, this novel creation would usher in centuries of musical innovation - from the delightful Swiss exports of yesteryear to the jubilant modern creations of today.
There is a lot of crossover when it comes to music boxes and jewelry boxes. A music box can also serve the function of holding jewelry, if it is constructed with a storage area inside. Similarly, a jewelry box can also play a favorite melody as well.
The Bradford Exchange offers a wide selection of collectible music boxes celebrating different things, including favorite interests and important bonds. And some of our music boxes feature a small compartment hidden inside that would make a perfect storage solution for individual pieces of your prized jewelry. That makes these heirloom treasures both music boxes and jewelry boxes too.
All of our collectible music boxes are expertly handcrafted of the highest quality materials. They are custom-crafted for all of our customers to showcase fine artwork and meaningful sentiments, to the soundtrack of your favorite tunes.
We also offer a selection of personalized music boxes that can be made custom for you with the addition of engraved names and birthstones, in honor of family members and other loved ones in your life.
Our heirloom-quality music boxes are created to express and celebrate the important things in life, from the bonds we all hold dear, to the most beautiful things in the world, to popular themes and interests that bring us joy. We offer a wide selection of these musical treasures, handcrafted of the finest materials, including fine porcelain, sparkling faceted glass and wood.