Do you have a small collection of diamonds, bracelets, necklaces, and rings, that you treasure deeply? In whatever way you’ve obtained them, maybe as a gift or you bought them yourself, they all have a lot of personal significance behind them. In addition to sentimental value, having a collection of beautiful, high quality, and expensive jewelry is something to be proud of. After all, they are expensive and were all chosen with good taste, right?
You shouldn’t be wearing your expensive jewelry all the time though. Like, you shouldn’t be wearing your diamond rings when doing manual work with your hands, right? A trip to the grocery store does not require you to wear your gemstone studded necklace as well. So, do reserve their use in special occasions and put them out of the dangers of everyday life. Jewelry that is not stored well can become damaged over time, can be lost, or can even be stolen from you.
For these reasons, you should always take care of your jewelry and keep them stored so that those memories you have with them can continue and, who knows, maybe you can also pass them on to the next generation. Here are some tips on how to store jewelry properly.
Some simple ways can be done to care for jewelry, like taking your ring off before doing the dishes or taking a shower. Or better better yet, store them completely in a clean and dry place, such as a jewelry box or case that is lined with fabric. Choose a jewelry box with a sturdy exterior and soft interior. It should be able to defend against external pressure to prevent damage by the surrounding elements. It is also possible to use an ordinary box, as long as you wrap each piece individually with a soft cloth.
Usually when you purchase a piece of jewelry, you will be given a special pouch or case that is designed with the right finish to protect that particular piece of jewelry. Some will have ultra-soft fabric while others will have anti-tarnish properties that help to keep the piece looking new for longer. These pouches are the best thing to store your jewelry in, as they have been designed with that particular piece in mind.
Use zip-lock bags for storage… and transfer. If you’re a frequent traveler, then you do not have to go out of town leaving your jewelry behind. Zip-lock bags have a special feature of folding easily, allowing you to place your protected jewelry between clothing items to prevent kinks and dents.
Also, remember that humidity and sunlight can both damage your jewelry. Fine jewelry should be stored in a dry place, preferably room temperature, at all times. Some gemstones however, have specific storage instructions so do ask your jeweler about it.
Storing all types of jewelry in one compartment causes friction. The likelihood of damage and scratches also increases. Silver, gold, diamond, and pearl jewelry pieces should all have their own containers.
If you carefully follow these steps, then your jewelry will surely last a lifetime or more!