Storing & Handling
The way you store and handle your jewellery is just as important as cleaning if you want your jewellery to stay in good condition. We have put together this guide on storing and handling your jewellery to give you all the information you need to keep it in top condition.
It is best to be careful when storing your Jewellery and to keep each piece separate. Do not keep pieces together where they could scratch and scuff one another, or where chains and necklaces could become entangled. It is often best practice to keep jewellery in separate boxes or air tight zip lock bags to prevent this.
It is recommended to make sure chains and necklaces are fastened when being stored as to prevent it getting tangled with itself.
Jewellery likes to live in dark, cool and moisture free environments. If you can throw one or two packets of silica gel in your jewellery box it will help suck the moisture out of the air.
Try to keep your jewellery away from chemicals. If by chance you do spill a chemical on your jewellery, just give it a rinse and wash it off as soon as you can.
Take your Jewellery off before going to bed or when doing any activity that could end up damaging it, for example during exercise.
It is best to avoid wearing your jewellery on the beach. The salt water, sand and direct sunlight will do no favours for precious metals. This is especially true if you will be using sun cream as the chemicals inside may cause jewellery to tarnish.
It is best to use perfumes, hairsprays, lotions etc. before you put your jewellery on, this will help keep unwanted chemicals away that may tarnish your pieces. The general rule of thumb is “Last on, First off”.
If your jewellery does get damaged, there is a good chance it can be restored by a professional jeweller. It is not always best to try repairs yourself unless you are trained or have the knowledge to do so.
As funny as it sounds, simply just wearing your jewellery regularly is a great way to keep it in good condition.
Check out the selection of creative home jewellery storage solutions we feature in store…
Get In Touch
If you need any further advice or if you have any questions about storing your jewellery then please feel free to get in touch using the contact box below and i will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. We are dedicated to making sure you have the information you need to keep your favourite pieces of jewellery in tip top condition so we are more than happy to help. Alternatively you can give us a call on 07572251694. (Calls are charged at your standard rate.)