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 shape.
Whether you’re at home or on the go, we’ll walk you through all the best jewelry storage tips and methods.
General Jewelry Care Tips
First things first, let’s go over a couple of general jewelry care tips to keep your jewelry at its best:
- 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
- Apply any perfume or makeup before putting on jewelry
- Avoid wearing your jewelry when cleaning
Jewelry should be enjoyed for a long time; coupling these tips with proper storage will help ensure your jewelry stands the test of time.
Jewelry Storage by Type
Now that we’ve got the general care out of the way, let’s talk jewelry storage.
How to Store Everyday Jewelry
For your everyday jewelry, store them in a jewelry box or dish 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.
How to Store Gemstone Jewelry
With your gemstone jewelry, you’ll want to take a little extra care than with your everyday items.
It’s important to keep your gemstones well-separated to prevent them from scratching and damaging your other jewels. To ensure this, use a jewelry box organizer that has separate compartments for your earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
How to Store Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil
Silver jewelry is particularly susceptible to tarnishing. So, to best care for your sterling silver and gold vermeil jewelry, make sure to store them separately in your jewelry case and keep them from harsh climates (direct sunlight, bathroom humidity, air vents, etc.).
How to Store Solid Gold and Diamond jewelry
Both gold and diamonds can scratch and damage each other, so be sure to keep them well separated.
Storing Jewelry for Travel and Home
So, now you know how to store your jewelry in general, but what do you do when you’re planning a trip? The same general tips will apply, but you’ll definitely want to take extra care that your jewelry is separate and secure so you don’t lose or damage anything!
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.