This Faberge style Hippo Family trinket box is constructed from a pewter base. The box is hand enameled, and decorated with Austrian crystals. These beautiful keepsake boxes are similar in style to the jewelry boxes made famous by 19th century jeweler Carl Faberge, whose jewelry boxes are world renowned. Many of Faberge boxes were enameled, and set with crystals just like these trinket boxes. His boxes were even displayed by members of the Romanov Dynasty. This elegant trinket box is also perfect as an engagement ring box, promise ring box, wedding band box or for presenting a small piece of jewelry. It will not discolor and never need polishing. This keepsake box would make a great gift for anyone, for any occasion, especially for those who are hard to shop for.