Women spend a fortune on jewelry. Jewelry is a woman’s most favorite way of accessorizing. We have already shred many helping ways on how to properly clean your jewelry. Today, we are going to share some smart tips on how to store jewelry safely. It is crucial to store jewelry safely if you want it to last longer. Keep these ideas in mind for the next time you need to store jewelry safely. We are sure they will help you keep your fine jewelry safe and well stored until the next use.
Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity
It is crucial to store your jewelry at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Avoid storing jewelry in drafty cold or hot and stuffy places. In order to keep your jewelry piece safe, store them in a location that maintains a consistent low humidity. This way you will prevent them from premature tarnishing and discoloration. Remember that different types of metals that jewelry is made of need different temperature circumstances. But, almost all of them are susceptible to damage from temperature or humidity. Opals and cameos, on the other side, will require more moisture in the air to help prevent crazing and cracking.
Choose a jewelry box with a soft lining
Many women keep their jewelry in plastic or wooden jewelry boxes. And, this is absolutely wrong. You should always store your fine jewelry in a jewelry box with a soft fabric lining. His way you won’t risk damaging it when you drop it quickly (as many women do) at the end of the day. Most of the gemstones and pearls actually get damaged when stored in had surface jewelry organizers. In order to store jewelry safely, ensure that the jewelry box has enough spots to store all the jewelry without being clumped together.
Store clean jewelry in a clean location
This refers to all jewelry pieces that you have, but especially for those made of fine metals such as silver and gold. Never keep the cooper jewelry that you got at a garage sale with your precious metals jewelry. The corroded smell of the copper jewelry can easily transfer to your fine jewelry. Also, it can make your fine jewelry tarnish faster or become corroded as time pass.
Another thing to consider in mind is to keep the storage place clean too. If you store your clean jewelry in a dirty jewelry box, chances are that your jewelry is going to pick up the dirtiness too. In order to avoid this, vacuum your jewelry box regularly. This way you will ensure a clean, dry, and smelling fresh environment to store jewelry safely.
Use hooks to hand necklaces
The best way to store necklaces is by using hooks. It is so important to store your necklaces vertically so that to prevent kinking and knotting. Most jewelry armoires have doors on the sides that have hooks to hang your necklaces on. If you don’t have an armoire, then you can DIY a jewelry organizer. One way to do it is to take an old frame and add a corkboard. Then use push-pinks to create hooks to hang the necklaces on. Use this solution to hang necklaces or bracelets. However, be sure that your jewelry stand is tall enough so that the necklaces you hang on it don’t touch the ground.
Sore your gemstones and diamonds alone
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone on the market. They rank 10 on the Mohs scale. That makes them capable of scratching any material that ranks lower on the Mohs scale. Always make sure to store your diamonds away from sapphires, which rank 9 on the Mohs scale. Your gemstones jewelry should be kept in a neatly and securely place such as a tray or individual zip lock bag.
Store silver jewelry in cotton or felt compartments
In order to prevent silver jewelry from tarnishing the best is to store it dry and away from other jewelry pieces that easily tarnish. Maybe silver jewelry is not that expensive as the gold ones, but however, you should take care of it too. Always tend to loosely wrap your cleaned silver jewelry so that there is some airflow. For those who have a crafty spirit and want to experiment with DIY projects, here is something they can do. Use felt or cotton and sew little pouches that you can use to store silver jewelry in.
Store fine jewelry in a safe location
One way to store jewelry safely is to protect it from theft too. Many people store their valuable fine jewelry in a secure safe. The best is to keep your most valuable pieces in velvet-lined drawers within a locked, inconspicuous location. This way you will make sure to keep the jewelry dry, safe, and away from theft. Just make sure your secure safe is insured with jewelry insurance.