Best Jewelry Storage Ideas: Helpful Storage Tips & Tricks | Linjer Jewelry
As you continue to grow your jewelry collection, you’ve probably been wondering how to store jewelry properly. Let’s face it, that free-for-all jewelry bag just isn’t cutting it anymore in place of a proper home or travel jewelry case.
If you’ve ever spent 30 minutes untangling a mess of necklaces and earrings, you already know this. Luckily, there are easy ways to store your jewelry to ensure it stays both organized and in tip-top condition.
Whether you’re at home or on the go, we’ll walk you through all the best jewelry storage tips and methods.
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How to Store Jewelry So It Doesn’t Tarnish
- Keep your jewelry clean and dry
- Polish jewelry regularly with a soft, 100% cotton cloth
- Separate your jewelry by metal
- Store delicate jewelry in a dark, dry location
- Keep jewelry in a consistent temperature, away from humidity. Avoid storing your jewelry in the bathroom!
- Apply any perfume or makeup before putting on jewelry
- Avoid wearing your jewelry when cleaning or exercising
How to Store Everyday Jewelry
For your everyday jewelry pieces, store them in an easily accessible jewelry box with dividers that displays your pieces well for easy reaching. Not only will a jewelry storage box or dish keep your daily jewelry organized and accessible, they can also serve as elegant room decor.
Avoid tossing too many pieces of jewelry into one giant dish as your jewelry may become tangled, and we all know what a nightmare that can be! Remember to keep your pieces in a dry cool environment and away from direct sunlight – your nightstand is probably a safe bet!
How to Store Gemstone Jewelry
With your gemstone jewelry, you’ll want to take a little extra care than with your all-metal jewelry. Gemstones are delicate and, depending on the hardness of the stone type, could get scratched or damaged by friction.
It’s important to keep your pieces well-separated to minimize scratching. To ensure this, use a jewelry box organizer that has separate compartments for your earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Opt for a jewelry case that has a soft fabric lining that can help protect your jewelry!
We recommend storing gemstone jewelry away from direct sunlight. Some gems can lose their beautiful hues if they are kept under sunlight for a prolonged period of time! Examples include moonstones, amethysts, rose quartz and citrine. The best thing to do is to keep gemstone jewelry in enclosed jewelry boxes and cases.
How to Store Gold Vermeil Jewelry
When not in use, gold vermeil jewelry should be stored in containers away from direct sunlight and sources of humidity and moisture. Because of its sterling silver base, gold vermeil can be susceptible to tarnishing when cared for incorrectly. (Fortunately, tarnishing is quite easily fixable at home and you can find our guide here: [link to cleaning blog])
If you can, we recommend using airtight containers to store your gold vermeil jewelry. Otherwise, usual jewelry cases work pretty well too!And remember to store the pieces in separate compartments so that they can’t rub together.
How to Store Sterling Silver Jewelry
To extend the lifespan of your sterling silver jewelry, make sure to store your jewelry pieces separately in your jewelry case and keep them from harsh climates (direct sunlight, humidity, air vents, etc.).
Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals (typically copper). Tarnishing occurs when metals, such as copper or brass, react with air or moisture. Environmental factors in the air can increase the process of tarnishing so it’s important that you store your sterling silver jewelry pieces in a cool, dry area!
Pro tip: When buying sterling silver jewelry, consider selecting pieces that are plated in rhodium, a precious metal that gives the pieces an extra layer of protection against tarnishing, and extra luster!
How to Store Solid Gold Jewelry
Solid gold jewelry is very hard-wearing and not as sensitive to the elements. To keep the jewelry in tip top shape, we recommend storing them in a jewelry box with velvet or linen fabric lining, and separate compartments so they won’t scratch and damage each other.
Pro tip: 14k solid gold is harder than sterling silver, so we recommend storing gold and silver pieces separately so your gold jewelry won’t scratch your silver jewelry!
How to Store Diamond Jewelry
When it comes to your diamond jewelry, be sure to keep them in a secured dry, cool and clean box. Diamonds are known to be one of the hardest substances on Earth (a 10 on the Mohs scale), meaning they can easily scratch other materials they come into contact with, including metals, other gemstones, or even other diamonds! That’s why it’s crucial that you keep your diamond jewelry in divided sections to avoid any damage. And of course, diamond jewelry is usually more expensive so it might be a good idea to keep precious pieces in a safe or a locked box.
How to Store Jewelry for Travel
If you plan on traveling with your jewelry, it’s important to invest in a high quality jewelry case that will keep your pieces separate and secure so that you don’t lose or damage anything. If you plan on bringing a variety of jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, opt for an organizer that is lined with velvet and has multiple compartments.
Our Travel Jewelry Case is ideal for just this. With two layers lined with velvet, multiple compartments to store your pieces by type, a mirror for touch-ups on the go, and a sturdy, vegan leather case—your jewelry will stay well-put and organized.
Did we mention this luxurious jewelry travel box looks chic at home too? With our jewelry organizer, you’ll be able to pick up and go with ease, keeping your jewelry safely packed yet easily accessible for long-term use.
Jewelry should be enjoyed for a long time; coupling these ideas with proper jewelry care tips will help ensure your jewelry stands the test of time!