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I am so very pleased with the Walnut Jewelry Box Chirping Birds of Summer. The detail and beauty is more than I imagined. I bought it as a gift for my daughter. She was thrilled with it. We also love the hidden opening. The box will be treasured for many years to come and be passed down for generations. Thank you so much. Susan McKinley California, USA
Beautiful craftsmanship, seamless construction, It took my wife a while to figure out how to open the jewelry box, I gave it as a gift and didn't give her the instructions
I was immediately drawn in by the beauty and detail of Mr. Ayub's creations through the website; and after ordering one of his jewelry boxes and holding in my own hands, I was even more impressed! Additionally, I was very pleased with the way that this item was packaged and with the personal touch it contained therein. I would highly recommend this artist and this site for anyone else wishing to find hand crafted and unique items from around the world!
I received the jewel box yesterday, and i have to tell you that i love it, it was an awesome carving work, beautifully done, and the locking mechanism is very original. The box was gift wrapped with a red paper and a lace, and includes a postal card from Mr. Ayub. Very original, I will buy again for sure!
I just received my beautiful jewelry box today. I am so impressed with the carvings and detail on the box. The artist is wonderful!
New Jersey, USA
Dear M. Ayub, I recently ordered your "hummingbird tree" box and am waiting for it. Mr. Ayub, my 28 year old son, Arlis passed away in June, 2007. I have small items that are very important to me, such as a lock of his hair and an ear ring that he wore. I have been seeking something special to keep these memories in since his death. While I was looking for a box that had the tree of life carved on it, I found your hummingbird tree box. My son loved to draw and made many pictures of hummingbirds. Your box will always remind me of his love for the birds and will keep these special tokens safe. Thank you. Kathryn McBride
Pahrump, NV, USA
Yesterday August 17/07 I received the tray I ordered through Novica and was absolutely blown away by the beautiful work done by Mr. Ayub. The detail in his carving is impeccable. He is a very talented man and I shall be looking out for more of his work in the future. Thank you Mr. Ayub and Novica!
Hi, I received my jewelry box, and it was stunning. Great quality, lots of neat additional information was provided as well. You can tell it was created with care and attention to detail. I am very pleased with my experience.
Seattle WA USA
We received our two walnut boxes shortly before Christmas. My two teenage sons received them as gifts on Christmas morning. That night, right before they went to bed, despite all of their other gifts, video games, etc, I over heard,"Those boxes are really amazing!" And to anyone we show the boxes to, my son always tells me to "Tell them the story of where they came from." They were definitely the favorite gift of the year, and I am already searching Novica for next years gift.
Hello M. Ayub, I want to let you know that my jewelry box arrived today and I was so very happy with it. It is even more beautiful than I had hoped! I opened it with my small son and daughter and they were so excited and I knew that the moment was even more special as I would one day give it to my daughter as a family heirloom. Thank you so very much, S Rankin
Las Vegas, NV USA
I love my walnut wood jewelry box. It is not only beautiful but also demonstrates a kind of value - craftsmanship, quality, distinctiveness - to treasure for many years. Mr Ayub's work is highly regarded in my house.
My mother purchased one of M. Ayub's walnut boxes for me as a gift, and it is absolutely beautiful. The workmanship is incredible, and I will be proud to display his work for years to come.
I just received two jewelry boxes which were made by Mr. Ayub and they might as well be the two most beautiful things that I have ever bought. Items are skillfully crafted, even prettier than on pictures and nicely wrapped. Genuine pieces of art, a real treat.
New York, NY. USA
What more can I add that hasn't already been written about M. Ayub's work? It is fantastic, a Christmas present for my wife that I may struggle to match next year! The jewellery box was delivered much faster than the purchase conformation email said it would be and it was beautifully wrapped, the only thing that surprised me more was the amazing quality of the work. Thank you so much for the time and effort that you put into this piece, you are a man of rare talent.
My "Camel Caravan" box is already a cherished heirloom. We are using it as part of our Christmas celebration. The three camels represent the 'wise men' camels in the Nativity story. On each of the 12 days before Christmas, the children put in a 'gift' for Jesus (a good deed they did). And on the last day they get a "gift" from Jesus (hidden in the 'secret compartment' below. I'm SURE this is not what Mr. Ayub had in mind when he designed it, but it works perfectly for our tradition. Just thought I'd share (in case someone else is looking for a Christ-centered holiday tradition). Oh, and the quality of the box is even better than the photo. And to open it you slide a wood panel (VERY cool, and this feature makes the box seem even more 'exotic'). As a side not, the packaging itself was incredible. I hesitated to open it. And he included an adorable hand-carved frog. Thank You Mr. Ayub - I hope to order another of your beautiful boxes in the near future.
San Jose, California, USA