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How To Store Jewellery Safely


How To Store Jewellery Safely

Ever wonder how to store jewellery safely? Tangled chains and scratched gemstones can be extremely frustrating. Stop asking yourself what to store jewellery in or where to store jewellery at home with our jewellery storage guide.


Why Jewellery Storage Is Important

Jewellery care goes much further than just cleaning jewellery. Jewellery storage is a huge part of making sure your jewellery is properly cared for.

Not only does following correct jewellery storage practices make it easy and convenient when the time comes to wearing your jewellery, it also helps your jewellery stay in the best condition for as long as possible. In turn helping you get the best from your money and potentially saving you money on repairs or replacing jewellery.

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Where To Store Your Jewellery

When you’re not wearing your jewellery, it mostly likes to live in dark, cool and moisture free environments. Both sunlight and damp can speed up the tarnishing process of precious metal jewellery due to the tiny amounts of alloy metals like copper which is added to the metal. Alloy metals are added to give metals like gold and silver, the strength to craft jewellery from.

If your jewellery collection isn’t too large, it is probably best to keep it in the box it came in, safely tucked away in a cupboard or drawer. However for larger collections of jewellery, you don’t really want your jewellery boxes taking up all of your storage space. If you have a lot of jewellery, consider investing in a jewellery box to keep your jewellery safely stored away.

If possible, throw a couple of packets of silica gel into your box with your jewellery. The silica gel will suck any moisture out of the air to ensure the perfect conditions for your jewellery to be stored in.


Keep Your Jewellery Stored Separately

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It is best practice to keep your pieces of jewellery separate from each other to prevent scratches and scuffs. This also stops chains and necklaces from getting tangled with each other which I’m sure you know, can be an absolute nightmare! Storing jewellery in zip lock bags is an excellent way to keep your precious jewellery pieces separate to be absolutely sure that they don’t scratch one another.

Before storing necklaces or chains, it is advisable to make sure that you fasten the clasp securely. This helps to prevent the chain tangling within itself which can be a real headache to sort out. This is especially true for thinner width and more delicate chains.

If at all possible, we would advise to store jewellery away from any harsh chemicals. Simply because if the chemical was to leak or spill, there is every chance that it damages or discolours your jewellery. If by chance you do spill any kind of harsh chemicals on your jewellery, please give it a rinse under the tap to wash off the chemical as soon as you possibly can.


Love To Travel?

If you’re a keen traveler who likes to bring their special pieces of jewellery along with them on their travels, you may benefit from a jewellery travel pouch as they are small enough to not take up too much room in your suitcase and perfect for keeping pieces of jewellery separate, safe and secure.

A jewellery travel pouch would be particularly useful if you are on the road a lot for work purposes, allowing you to wear a more minimalist style for work and changing into a more extravagant style for the night time.

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Looking For Jewellery Storage Solutions?

We offer a selection of wonderful jewellery storage solutions in store to make sure your jewellery is ready for being called upon. Explore our collections of jewellery boxes and travel puches designed to keep your jewellery safe and secure…

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