How often have you looked in your cheap old jewelry box, only to find your necklaces in a knotted mess, or comingled with other items in a complete ball of a blob? Well, this is not the ideal way to store your precious gems and expensive jewelry, as it is a likely way of getting an item or two tangled beyond your ability to untangle them, or worse, possibly having an item scratched, broken, or tangled beyond repair. Hopefully, the tips we have provided below with help you to eliminate any issues like we have stated above.
Spend some money to buy yourself a quality made jewelry box with lots of different sized compartments which will allow you to store things separately. Hence, helping to avoid any of the very frustrating scenarios we have outlined in the above post. Spending a little extra money now on a quality jewelry organizer will definitely pay for itself down the road and for years to come. Think about it for a moment. People spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on expensive jewelry. Sometimes even thousands depending on your social status and most all opt for cheap, inexpensive boxes to store these costly items. Outlaying a little extra cash initially will save you time and money in the future. And, your precious gems and jewelry will thank you!
Make certain to find a jewelry case or box that has a padded or velvet-like material to lay necklaces etc on. Do a little research and find one that will be best for your current jewelry items. Also, consider buying one that will allow for storage of your future jewelry purchases. So basically buy one bigger than your current needs.
Purchase a pre-treated jewelry cloth to clean each item before placing it in your jewelry box. Taking an extra minute or two to wipe down your jewelry item will help to preserve it lustery look for years to come. And, it will be perfect for the next time you look to wear it! These treated cloths can be bought when you purchase the item from your jeweler or consider buying one locally from one of the big box retailer stores in your area.
Any high-end gems or pearls should be stored in their own separate pouches or sack like bags with a cinch like a drawstring at the top. This will help to avoid scratching and entanglement with chains and or necklaces. Typically, gems and pearls are very expensive so this added measure of protection should be a complete “no-brainer.”
Ideally, all jewelry items should be kept in a low humidity environment. This is especially important for folks that live in tropical-like climates such as Florida and other Southeastern states.
For Sterling Silver jewelry items, we recommend storing them utilizing anti-tarnish strips available for purchase at most jewelry or your local box stores.
Following these tips above will strongly ensure that all of your jewelry items will be enjoyed by you for years to come. Let’s be real here, quality jewelry items especially Sterling Silver and 14K Gold jewelry items are very, very expensive. Taking care of your jewelry with the tips outlined above will make certain you are able to enjoy there use years and years down the road.