For a costume designer, I don't wear a lot of jewelry. (In fact I'm sort of a Liz Lemon of costume design, though I will never wear Uggs or a fanny pack.) I have an assortment of earrings, a handful of rings, and a couple necklaces I dig out for special occasions. More importantly, I have cool vintage things to keep the jewelry in. I can at least admire these on my dresser, even if I can't remember to switch up my earrings.
My main receptacle is this California Pottery vintage ashtray. I paid $35 for it at the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea. I felt it was a fair price for something I love everything about. The turquoise color! The holder! The raised gold work! The lid with the ceramic knob!
My earrings live in this vintage case. I got it for .99 at the Orange Goodwill. I generally stick to small, artsy earrings, (preferably by Jody Coyote.) so this case is perfect.
Coincidentally, so is the color. I love the abstract blue floral design of the outside...
...and the atomic star burst lining fabric on the inside.
I picked up a similar case on my last trip to Oregon. It's also blue, go figure. It was in the bottom of a bin at the Goodwill Outlet. By weight I would guess it cost me less than a dollar.