Proper Storage for your Jewelry Can Make All the Difference

February 26th, 2013 Munchels Fine Jewelry

 

With our hectic schedules and the over-exhaustion that everyday life can bring, sometimes we just don’t have the will power to take our time and organize our jewelry the proper way. It can come to the point where we just drop everything on the vanity counter and leave it for the next occasion. While the convenience of just leaving your necklaces and earrings where they fall may be appealing, it’s not exactly ideal.

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When you put things into perspective and think about what you’ve spent on your favorite pieces of jewelry, a few extra minutes spent properly caring for them doesn’t seem like too much to ask for. Now this doesn’t mean you have to break out the polish after every wear; we’re merely suggesting a change in storage. You probably don’t even realize how much of a difference proper storage can make on the condition and longevity of your jewelry.

 

Give it Some Space: Anyone who’s ever thrown their necklaces in one giant jewelry box knows that when pieces start moving around, ten necklaces can transform into one giant mess. If possible, try to hold on to the individual boxes that your most valued pieces where purchased in, or get ahold of a large jewelry box with numerous individual sections.. This will prevent having to do damage control in the future.

 

Preventing Tarnish: you may find that both your silver and gold jewelry is susceptible to tarnish even when it’s laying in storage. By placing anti-tarnish strips in the box, oxidants that cause discoloration and tarnish will be absorbed.

 

That doesn’t seem like too much work, does it? If you’re concerned that separate storage containers may be a hassle when it comes to finding the right box at the end of the day, consider taking pictures of each piece and attaching to them to the proper box. It’s an easy way to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for, as quickly as possible.

 

(Posted by: Matt Munchel of Munchel’s Fine Jewelry)

 

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