Consider these handy tips when storing your precious jewellery to last for generations to come:
Keep Your Jewellery Secure
Store your jewellery in a container and prevent pieces from moving around or getting tangled. While fabric-lined jewellery boxes are ideal, this can be as simple as using a shoebox and pieces of fabric. Try to keep your jewellery pieces separate from each other.
Prevent Your Jewellery from Tarnishing
Jewellery can tarnish when it is not worn daily, especially silver and Gold. Maintain the lustre of your jewellery, place silver anti-tarnish strips in your storage container to absorb the oxidants that discolour and tarnish jewellery. Invest in a polishing cloth and jewellery cleaner. Avoid contact with chemicals or body products.
Inventory Your Jewellery
Unfortunately, jewellery can get lost or stolen. Taking a regular inventory can be incredibly helpful when making an insurance claim or filing a police report. A photograph, a written physical description of each piece and the cost is ideal. Furthermore, store that information apart from your jewellery in the event it is taken too. Invest in an insurance plan with Grahams.
When Travelling with Jewellery, Use a Case
Use a travel case to protect your favorite pieces. Traditionally made of fabric or leather, a jewellery travel case can carry jewellery of all types and easily rolls up to a size that can be easily stored in most forms of luggage.