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Do's and Dont's for Storing Your Jewellery

Posted by Marie Badlam on

Sick of tangled chains and chipped gems in your jewellery? Here's our tips for storing your jewellery.

Why take care in storing your jewellery?  Storing your jewellery correctly is important to ensure your pieces stay in good condition and retain their value over time.

Whatever the size your jewellery collection, it's worth taking the time to set up a system for organizing and storing your items.

 Marie Nicole Bijoux - Jewellery box with ring storage

Here are some best practices for storing your jewellery:

Keep jewellery away from moisture and humidity:

Moisture can damage many types of jewellery, causing tarnish and corrosion. To protect your items, store them in a dry place with low humidity, such as a cool, dry closet or a jewellery box with a tight-fitting lid.

Store different types of jewellery separately:

Different types of jewellery can scratch or damage each other if they are stored together. For example, a diamond ring can scratch a pearl necklace, and a gold bracelet can rub against a silver necklace and cause tarnish. To prevent this, store each type of jewellery in its own compartment or container.

Use jewellery boxes and organizers:

Jewellery boxes and organizers are a great way to keep your items organized and protected. Look for boxes with multiple compartments, hooks, and other features that allow you to store different types of jewellery separately. Some jewellery boxes even have built-in anti-tarnish linings to help protect your items from damage.

Use protective pouches and bags:

Soft, padded pouches and bags are a great way to protect your jewellery when it's not being worn. These pouches can help to prevent scratches and damage, and also help to reduce the risk of tangles and knots.

Avoid storing jewellery in direct sunlight:
Sunlight can cause some types of jewellery to fade or discolour over time. To prevent this, avoid storing your jewellery in direct sunlight or near a window where it could be exposed to UV rays.
Clean your jewellery regularly:
Regular cleaning is important to keep your jewellery looking its best. Use a gentle cleaning solution and a soft cloth to remove dirt and grime from your items, and be sure to dry them thoroughly before storing them away. For more tips, check out my blog post: 4 Simple Things You Can do to make your jewellery last longer.
Handle your jewellery with care:
When you're handling your jewellery, be sure to use gentle, careful movements. Avoid pulling or tugging on chains or bracelets, and be sure to support pendants and other hanging items when you're taking them on or off.
By following these best practices, you can help to ensure that your jewellery stays in good condition and retains its value over time. Whether you have a few special pieces or a large collection, taking the time to care for your jewellery is well worth the effort.
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