How to Store Jewellery Correctly

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For many people, their collection of jewellery is their pride and joy. Not only is jewellery beautiful, but it often has wonderful sentimental value, too. Whether it’s your engagement ring, wedding band, or an irreplaceable family heirloom, they all have personal significance.

To keep your jewellery safe and in good condition, it’s important to store it properly. Jewellery that is not stored correctly can become lost or damaged over time, resulting in a hefty bill if the piece isn’t insured. As jewellery can be a target for thieves, it’s also important to store it securely. In this article, we explore the best way to store jewellery to keep it safe and secure.

Where To Keep it

To keep your jewellery in good condition, store it in a clean and dry place, such as a fabric-lined jewellery box. If you don’t have a jewellery box, you can store it in an ordinary box, providing that you wrap each piece in soft tissue paper.

Often, you will be given a pouch or case to keep your jewellery in upon purchase. Designed with the right finish to protect the jewellery, it’s a good idea to store your piece in this whenever possible. While the case may look ordinary, it may well have anti-tarnish properties to keep the jewellery looking new. Others are lined with ultra-soft fabric to protect the appearance of the piece.

How to Keep it Organised

It’s important to keep your jewellery box clean and organised. If you let your jewellery become jumbled, you run the risk of one piece getting tangled in another. You may also find that your jewellery becomes scratched or damaged. Keeping your jewellery organised will also make it easy to find the piece you’re looking for.

To keep your jewellery organised, choose a jewellery box that has a number of compartments. This will allow you to store each piece separately so it doesn’t become tangled, scratched, or damaged.

How to Store Gold

To keep your jewellery in good condition, it’s important to store it in the correct way for the material. As Gold is a malleable metal, it can be easily damaged by hard gemstones. To avoid this, store your Gold jewellery in a soft pouch or the box you bought it in.

How to Store Silver

It’s important to keep Silver jewellery absolutely dry. To prevent the piece from becoming tarnished, store it in a tarnish-proof pouch, away from exposure to the air. If your budget allows, purchase a Silver storage box to keep your piece in. Typically, these are lined with tarnish-proof fabric to keep Silver jewellery safe. It’s also important to keep Silver jewellery away from rubber. If the two materials come into contact, the sulphur from the rubber can tarnish the Silver.

How to Store Diamonds

As Diamond is the hardest substance on earth, you don’t need to worry about it becoming scratched or damaged. However, it can easily damage your other jewellery if it comes into contact with it. Gemstones such as Emeralds, Rubies, and Sapphires are particularly vulnerable, so keep your Diamond jewellery in a cloth-lined box or pouch.

How to Store Daily Pieces

Most people have jewellery that they wear every day. To make your life easier, store these pieces is a smaller jewellery box or tray. This way, your daily pieces are easily accessible and can be thrown on in seconds. Another great way to store daily jewellery is on a hanging organiser. To keep the jewellery in good condition, keep each piece in a clear pouch. This way, your jewellery is visible but still protected.

Jewellery Security

As jewellery can be a target for thieves, it’s important to keep it safe and secure. If your jewellery is stolen, not only will you suffer a financial blow, but also a sentimental loss. According to the insurers, personal jewellery is most commonly stolen from the home. Thankfully, there are many ways to improve the security of jewellery. If possible, keep any jewellery of value locked up in a safe. It’s important to note that the value doesn’t have to be financial. Often, a sentimental loss is far more devastating than financial, particularly if the piece is insured. If you don’t have a safe, you can store high-value pieces in a safety deposit box at your bank.

How to Keep Track

If you have a lot of jewellery, it can be hard to keep track of it all. If the worst does happen, making an insurance claim will be easier if you’ve kept track of your jewellery. There are a number of ways to do this. Some people choose to take photographs of each piece, while others prefer to create a written description. If you go with the second option, remember to note down the value of the piece. To ensure this information isn’t stolen with the jewellery, always keep it in a separate location. Some people choose to keep the information in electronic form, too. This way, you’ll still have access to the file if the hardcopy is taken or misplaced.

In Summary

To keep your jewellery safe and in good condition, it’s important to store it properly. To prevent damage, try to store jewellery in a jewellery box with separate compartments. This way, there is no worry of the pieces becoming damaged or tangled. To protect your jewellery from thieves, keep anything of value in a locked safe or safety deposit box at your local bank. We also recommend insuring your jewellery, particularly pieces of a high value. This way, you can get your accessory repaired or replaced, should the worst happen.

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