I have often heard many stories from people on how they lost their jewellery. Someone once told me that she had a tendency to place her 9 karat gold ring on the kitchen counter top when doing household chores. One day she placed her ring on the counter top as usual but moments later she could not find her precious jewellery. She continued the search until she saw her three year old son with the centre piece. The other piece had disappeared and no one knew where to find the missing piece. I could feel her pain but the only relief I could offer her was to assure her that another piece that matches with the centre piece could be made for her.
Many people can attest to the fact that wedding rings carry sentimental value. Therefore, it is important to have a designated place to store your jewellery which can be a jewellery box, hangers or even a partitioned drawer.
Earrings should be hooked together
Earrings should be hooked together with the stoppers instead of just throwing them in a box. This will minimize the risk of losing one earring in every pair. The most important point to note is that whether its studs or hoops, keeping them together will reduce the chances of losing them as they will never get separated. We all have that friend who always seems to lose one earring in every pair, help them to reorganize their jewellery storage with these ideas.
Bracelets and bangles storage
Bangles and bracelets can be kept together as they do not easily tangle. You can use trays, bowls or put compartments in drawers to store your bracelets and bangles. Jewellery should be categorized first so that gold bracelets and bangles are stored together while silver bracelets and bangles also go together. Separating gold pieces from silver pieces prevents tarnishing when the metals get into contact with each other.
Modern dressing table with bangle holder and hooks for hanging bracelets
How to store chains
Chains are delicate thus keeping them in individual boxes, hanging or packaging them separately prevents them from tangling. A metal or wooden rake is one of the options for storing necklaces. One might use hooks to hang neck chains on the wall and your jewellery will be nicely displayed. Like they say, “Jewellery should be easy to access when you need it and beautiful to look at when you don’t.”
Fine jewellery is made from metals such as gold, platinum and silver. It also includes jewellery which is studded with gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires among others. This type of jewellery should be kept at the same spot so that the chances of losing the jewellery are minimum. Fine jewellery should be kept from direct sunlight because some stones can be damaged by exposure to sunlight. Make it difficult for thieves to get your high value jewellery by keeping it in a secure place.
Portable jewellery box organiser
Moisture can cause silver jewellery to tarnish and humid areas can speed up the tarnishing process on silver jewellery. Jewellery boxes or pouches can be used to store silver pieces. Felt lining absorbs excess moisture preventing premature tarnishing. Keeping silica sachets inside boxes with silver jewellery can also work wonders in absorbing moisture. Following these storage tips will ensure that your jewellery remains shiny as the day you bought it from the jewellery shop.
I hope you will embrace these jewellery storage ideas and remove the clutter. Keep your space tidy and spend less time getting dressed while looking for jewellery to match with your outfit for a particular day.