Number of components: 189
Estimated time of assembly: 4 hours
The crown jewel in Ugears' collection of puzzle boxes and chests, the Amber Box is a classy place to store your jewelry and other precious items. Both decorative and functional, this bejeweled box, with real pieces of inlaid amber and fascinating mechanics, will add grace and interest to your dresser or shelf.
Your treasures find a home within the four delicately ornamented walls of this jewelry box. Floral designs and asian motifs predominate. But the highlight of this model are the five inlaid sections of natural amber on the lid of the box.
Amber has been valued as a gemstone since at least Neolithic times. Composed of fossilized resin from trees of the pine genus, amber is also believed to contain healing properties in folk medicine. "Amber" gives its name to a color that is midway between yellow and orange, but natural amber has a range of hues from whitish to yellow, to orange to red to brown. About 90% of the world's amber comes from the historic Prussian Lithuania region.
Ugears has an entire collection of beautiful 3D puzzle boxes. The Antique Box expands as it opens to reveal six compartments (plus two small secret chests!). The Treasure Box has a key hidden in the lid and a secret keyhole on the side. The Safe can be locked and opened with a three-digit combination of your choosing. The Amber Box, like the Antique Box, has a fascinating mechanism that expands as it opens, presenting six square compartments and two additional small treasure chests for holding, displaying and storing necklaces, earrings, cufflinks, rings, or other precious items. The addition of natural, semi-precious gemstones on the lid make the Amber box the "gem" of the Ugears collection.
This DIY wooden puzzle box gives you the added satisfaction of displaying your jewelry in a beautiful object you built yourself. Like all Ugears models, the Amber Box assembles without glue or any need for additional tools. Just snap the pieces together following the comprehensive, illustrated step-by-step instruction manual in 11 languages: English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Everything you need for assembly comes right in the model kit, including the colorful, semi-precious amber stones that you secure to the lid with special fixtures. As you assemble the Amber Box take a minute to breathe in the pleasant aroma of the art-quality natural composite wooden pieces that you press out of precision laser pre-cut boards. The Amber Box is a delight for the senses!
Like the other models in Ugears' puzzle box collection, the Amber Box is rated "Medium" difficulty, making it a good model for somewhat experienced modelers or those up for a light challenge. Be sure to lightly sand and lubricate moving gears as you build the Box, to ensure optimal function (sandpaper and wax are included in the kit). And if you happen to break a piece during construction, just let our customer service team know and we'll send you replacement parts for free, as part of our commitment to outstanding customer service.
The Amber Box wooden jewelry box includes signature Ugears mechanics, meaning it's not just a pretty item, but a mechanical marvel. The mechanism is set in motion as you lift the lid, activating the three main mechanical blocks: two mechanisms with boxes that expand out to the sides, and a lower drawer in the middle. Press the hidden button concealed on the back of the box to open the two secret chests. A latching lid allows you to move your Amber Box without spilling the contents, so your treasures are safe inside.
The Amber Box is a charming and unique model that will be an exquisite addition to your home decor. The Amber Box makes a perfect gift for someone who enjoys building beautiful things with their own hands, or build the Box yourself and present it as a ready-made gift for someone you treasure.
Model Size (open/locked): 11 * 8.7 * 7.9 in (28 * 22 * 20 cm) / 6.9 * 5.5 * 3.9 in (17.5 * 14 * 10 cm)
Package size: 14.6*6.7*1.3 in (37.8*17*3.2 cm)