Now that your diamond jewelry is at its sparkling potential… what is the best way to properly store it?
As a rule, always try to store your jewelry in a clean and dry place, and store your diamond jewelry separately as the diamonds can easily scratch other gemstones.
When storing jewelry, there are a few key points to keep in mind.
Showcasing your jewelry in your home can allow your diamonds and your personality to shine through.
Beware of: out of sight, out of mind. If you tuck your precious pieces into small boxes or hidden compartments of your jewelry box, you may run the risk of never seeing (or wearing) them again.
You Are Unique . . . Just Like Your Jewelry
Just as diamonds come in all shapes and sizes, so do jewelry storage options. The best method will depend on the space you have available, the type of jewelry you own and your own preferences. Depending on the amount and value of your various pieces, you may want to opt for a jewelry box or for a jewelry armoire, both of which are available in a variety of sizes and designs.
A jewelry tree is great for hanging and showcasing some of your pieces. You have the option of buying one or of making your own. If you are buying one, we recommend making sure it works for your situation and is of good quality. If you want to embark on a DIY adventure and create your own jewelry tree, get creative with it by customizing it to reflect your personal style and unique personality.
For those of you who would consider yourselves jewelry connoisseurs – a standing mirrored jewelry box or armoire can store a lot of jewelry and your pieces are visible when you open it.
I like to make sure my jewelry pieces are visible, so I decided to get creative with my candelabra (see photo above). This option works great for inexpensive (yet trendy) pieces that I wear on a daily basis.
Safety and Security
For your own peace of mind, be aware that some jewelry pieces, such as high-end diamond jewelry, have very specific storage requirements. To keep your jewelry looking its best, you may want to store your diamond jewelry in a separate cloth pouch or lined case, in order to keep it from coming into contact with other pieces. This type of storage also helps to prevent dust and surface residue.
It is always better to be safe than sorry, so assume that whenever a jewelry item is valuable, extra consideration should be given to its proper care and storage.
Another consideration for valuable jewelry is the option of storage in a safe in order to avoid the possibility of theft.
For the time being, I have peace of mind knowing that my jewelry is safely hanging on my candelabra.
Maybe one day I will need a safe?
A girl can dream …
Until next time, thanks for letting me drive you to distraction by all that glitters!
Samantha is a social marketing intern at Kimberfire – a brilliant way to buy diamond engagement rings, fine diamond jewelry and loose diamonds in Toronto, ON and across Canada. She is a believer in life-long learning and will always be concerned about the environment and animal rights. Healthy living and fitness, as well as adopting a happy lifestyle complete with a unique sense of style, is important to her. While she constantly finds herself wishing for more time in the day, some of her hobbies include baking, running, hiking and yoga. Samantha also has a passion for all things reading and writing. She hopes to continue to inspire her readers through her writing, and is excited to share her journey with you as she is driven to distraction by all that glitters.