I have been wanting to let Mele know about my experience with one of your clam shell pierced earring boxes I have used since the early '70's. The day after Christmas 2015, a tornado came through town totally destroying our home. In the debris pile was the Mele box. Safely inside were my good earrings. It was jammed closed and my husband had to pry it open. I lost a lot of my valuable jewelry that night, but my earrings were in perfect shape, thanks to the well made jewelry box by Mele. We were not home that night, thankfully. I have purchased three Mele boxes since that night. I watch E-Bay hoping to replace the box that saved my earrings. Mele makes a quality product.