Do you have a collection of jewelry that's lost its shine?
Whether it's a treasured heirloom or just your favorite everyday pieces, we all know the frustration of watching our beautiful investments become dull and tarnished over time.
But fear not! With some simple tips and tricks, you can restore your jewelry to its former glory and keep it looking fabulous for years.
Tips for keeping your jewelry safe and organized
One of the most important things for your jewelry collection is storing it properly.
Sort your jewelry by type.
This will make it easier to grab what you need and put it back when you're done wearing it. You also want to sort by material.
- Gemstone jewelry should be stored separately from gold or silver pieces to avoid scratching. Diamonds are the hardest material so they need extra protection away from other gems. Diamonds can scratch other gemstones.
- Gemstones like emeralds are as soft as a wine glass and can be scratched very easily. Protect them in a separate container.
- Store fragile items like pearl necklaces in a soft pouch or box to protect them from damage.
- Pearls and opals are also delicate and should be stored separately from other jewelry, so they don't get scratched or cracked.
Use dividers in your jewelry box to keep things extra organized.
Dividers help maximize the space in your box and keep different types of jewelry from getting tangled up together. You can find dividers that fit most standard jewelry boxes, or make your own.
Keep delicate pieces safe by storing them separately from bulkier items.
This will prevent them from getting damaged or tangled up with other pieces. Store them in soft pouches or wrapping paper to protect them while not worn.
The dos and don'ts of storing your jewelry and maximizing longevity
- Keep your jewelry in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing it in the bathroom, where it can be exposed to humidity.
- Use a soft cloth or pouch to store each piece of jewelry separately. This will help prevent scratches and other damage.
- Take off your jewelry before activity, such as exercising or cleaning.
- Don't expose your jewelry to harsh chemicals like cleaners, hand sanitizer or pool chlorine. These can damage the finish and cause discoloration.
- Don't pile all your jewelry together in one drawer or box. This can lead to tangles and scratches.
- Don't store your jewelry in direct sunlight, which can cause discoloration.
- Don't store your jewelry in a place with high humidity, such as the bathroom.
Storing specific pieces of jewelry
Necklaces: To avoid tangles, store these necklaces by hanging them on hooks or pegs. You can also lay them flat in a drawer lined with soft fabric.
Bracelets: Store bracelets on bracelet stands or wrap them around the base of a jewelry box. This will keep them from getting tangled and make them easy to grab.
Rings: Keep rings organized and protected by storing them in ring holders or trays. This way, you can see all your options immediately, and they'll be less likely to get lost in a messy drawer.
Earrings: Earrings can be stored in multiple ways, but the most important thing is to keep pairs together.
Watches: Watches should be stored in individual compartments or trays to avoid scratching.
What jewelry collection storage and organization options are available?
There are a few different options for storing and organizing your jewelry collection.
One option is to invest in a jewelry box, jewelry safe or armoire. These pieces of furniture are specifically designed for storing and organizing jewelry and come in various styles to fit any taste.
Another option is to use a dresser drawer or other small space in your home to create your jewelry storage system. This can be as simple as using dividers to keep everything organized.
Alternatively, you can get more creative with it and use small fishing tackle boxes to store different types of jewelry or opt for a space-saver such as a wall-mounted jewelry organizer.
The benefits of investing in a wall-mounted jewelry organizer
A wall-mounted jewelry organizer is a great way to keep your jewelry collection organized and looking its best. Here are some benefits of investing in a wall-mounted jewelry organizer:
- Keeps your jewelry organized and easy to find. A wall-mounted jewelry organizer can help you keep your necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and other pieces separated and easy to grab when needed.
- Protects your jewelry from damage. A wall-mounted organizer protects your jewelry from getting tangled or damaged when stored in a drawer or box.
- Prevents tarnishing and corrosion. When stored properly, your jewelry will be less likely to become tarnished or corroded.
- Makes it easy to clean your jewelry. A wall-mounted organizer makes dusting and cleaning your jewelry easier, so it will always look its best.
Maintaining your jewelry
To clean your custom gemstone jewelry, this is not recommended for inlay jewlery: :
- Mix a solution of one part dish soap with two parts warm water.
- Add your jewelry to the mixture and let it soak for a few minutes.
- Use a soft toothbrush to scrub away any dirt or grime.
- Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
You can also use commercial jewelry cleaners but read the labels carefully. Some cleaners are only meant for gold or silver, not costume jewelry. Test the cleaner on a small, hidden area of the piece before using it all over.
To keep your jewelry looking its best:
- Avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals like bleach or chlorine.
- Take off your jewelry before swimming or showering.
- Store pieces properly.
If a piece of your YITM jewelry breaks, bring it to us for repair. Will be able to fix it without damaging the piece further. We have a 1 wear warranty on all craftsmanship issues. After 1 year, we can fix anything for a small fee.
Remember, regular cleaning and caring will keep your jewelry collection looking great for years!