Frequently asked Questions:


Do you provide Fitting Guides?

Yes – We hope the fitting instructions are useful and plan to add some helpful box making tips as we grow our box hardware range.  If you need further advice then please email us – and we will reply promptly.  You can also message us on our Facebook Page and view our Instagram and youtube channel.

How did you get started?

Our founder, Ian Hawthorne at Hawthorne Fine Boxes, has been using the Neat Hardware Range on his bespoke boxes for several years. One of the first instances he used the Neat Hinges was for a special Royal Wedding box commission for HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The Neat hardware has continued to evolve over the past ten years, as we make design improvements. This range of quality jewelry (jewellery) box hardware is perfect for bespoke, high-end boxes. It is also ideal for use as presentation box hardware and cufflink box hardware. Read More Below…

What does NEAT hinge mean??

Why name our hinge and lock designs as ‘Neat’? Our first hinges could be described as having an ‘n’ shape at the rear, due to its external stop system. So, after some creative thinking, it was decided that the neat hinge would be an ideal name. (Other connotations to the word neat were also positive, even more so if you’re American).