This how-to is by no means exhaustive. It is there to give you a few tips on how to store jewellery neatly.
Store Jewellery In A Jewellery Box
The best way to keep your jewellery in pristine condition is, of course, storing them in a jewellery box. These boxes are produced especially for this purpose, so why not use them?
They will avoid your jewellery being exposed to moisture. This is very important for silver jewellery.
You can choose your jewellery box suiting to the amount and type of jewellery you have. If you have a lot of rings, you can choose a box which has a lot of space for rings. Do you have a lot of earrings? Search for a box which has a special compartment for earrings.
There are even boxes, that have a small compartment. The handy thing which these are that you can take it out when you travel. Those are very handy for people who often travel.
As you can see you have jewellery boxes in 1000 of edition and materials so you will be able to find one which will suit your liking.
Marie Antoinette’s Jewellery Box in Versailles
Most of us wouldn’t have any problems storing jewellery in this. However, for Marie Antoinette it was probably too small.
Start with a Clean Out.
However, before storing your jewellery in a jewellery box, the best way to start is with a nice cleanout. This will help to keep everything organised and neat.
Take everything out of the box or in whatever you stored your jewellery in and sort through each piece. Then put back only what you wear regularly.
Sort by Type of Jewellery
Next, sort your pieces into categories based on type. This will help you identify what you need to buy next.
Group by Color.
If you’re looking for something specific, group your necklaces by colour. It’s easy to see at a glance whether you have any red, blue, green, yellow, etc. This way you store jewellery in a very organised manner.
Avoid Tangling of Necklaces
If you’ve ever had trouble finding a necklace in your jewellery box, you might be surprised to learn that there are five common mistakes people make when storing necklaces.
- Not putting them away after wearing them.
- Putting them in an area where they will be exposed to moisture.
- Leaving them out in plain sight.
- Storing them with other items that are similar in size and shape.
- Keeping them in a place where they are not visible.
- Not Closing your necklaces with the clasp
Especially the last one can have disastrous consequences. This can even happen with one fine necklace, but can you imagine when you have a few packed together? You will end up with a nice puzzle for the winter nights.
Avoid to Store Earrings in a Bundle
With almost all materials, even earrings will scratch. This can give the jewellery a worn look. Some will look even more interesting because of this but others will look tarnished and tired.
Therefor it is best even with small earrings, to store them separately. This is even more important regarding large earrings, as they can scratch easily.
Clean your jewellery regularly
Very important for earrings, clean your jewellery regularly.
Stud earrings and especially the stick poles can get dirty. This can also lead to infections in the worse case. So it is best from time to time, to clean them.
All the above tips apply not only to silver jewellery but also, for instance, to store custom jewellery, or gold plated jewellery.
I hope this article gave you a few tips, on how to store jewellery without tangling.