When your jewellery isn’t being worn it’s important to keep it stored carefully. Not only will this help you to keep your pieces protected, it’s also a great way to declutter, prevent your jewellery from getting lost and can even help you to rediscover items you may have forgotten about. Organising your entire collection may initially seem a bit daunting, but by following our quick guide, you’ll learn some of the best ways to store your jewellery easily and safely.
Use a large jewellery box with many compartments
Of course, the size of jewellery box you choose depends on how many pieces you own, but investing in a large box means you don’t have to keep updating it to cater to your expanding collection – let’s be honest, you can never have too much jewellery! By also choosing one with many compartments, you can divide your jewellery by type, making it easier to find what you’re looking for while keeping everything together in one place.
Store your pieces in a cool, dry and safe spot
One of the most important factors to consider when storing your jewellery is the location that you keep it in. Instead of in a draughty attic or stuffy wardrobe, jewellery should be stored away from direct sunlight and in a spot that maintains a consistent low humidity. Not only will this prevent premature tarnishing, it will also ensure that your pieces don’t become discoloured. Remember that different gemstones require different types of care. You can check out our gemstone care guide here.
Link earrings together
There are few things more frustrating than wanting to wear a specific pair of earrings, only to discover that one of them has gone missing. While most jewellery boxes come with a specific padded area to keep and display your stud earrings, keeping your hoops or larger statement pieces together isn’t as easy. One quick solution to this problem is simply to link them together before putting them away, making it easy to find the perfect pair to your outfit.
Store delicate necklaces and bracelets in separate boxes
Although it may be preferable to keep all your jewellery together, when it comes to delicate items like chains, storing them in individual boxes is a better idea. This ensures that your pieces don’t get tangled or knotted together and therefore won’t get scratched or broken in the process.
Keep diamonds separate
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone meaning that they are capable of scratching other pieces of jewellery they come in contact with. In addition to keeping your diamonds in separate compartments, they should also be wrapped in fabric or kept in their original pouches. This should also be applied to any other gemstones that you own to keep them looking brilliant for years to come.
If you would like some more advice on the best ways to store and look after your jewellery, pop into our Glasgow or Aberdeen stores where our friendly team are on hand to help.