How to Organize Jewelry ?
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Your jewelry store is overflowing. You are a fan of beautiful accessories and have an impressive array of them, but you don't always know how to keep everything perfectly safe?
The storage of your jewelry is often a real headache. We all know about the tangled necklaces, the lonely earrings, the loose rings or watches. Every morning, it's hell to find THE bracelet or earrings you want to match your outfit. You find them all over the house: on the nightstand, the console in the hallway, in the bathroom or even in your purse.
But how can you store your jewelry simply and efficiently to take care of it, show it off and find it quickly?
Whether it is costume jewelry or precious jewelry, to preserve them, you must know how to organize them properly. Today, there are no more excuses for not taking care of your jewelry as it should be thanks to the incredible solutions that exist in this area.
Beads, sterling silver jewelry, curb chains, but also bohemian bracelets and mechanical watches, no matter which piece you wish to keep, there is a solution adapted to do so and everyone will find something to their liking.
Men's jewelry, women's jewelry, small storage pouch or imposing box, let's talk about all these solutions.
If you want to organize your jewelry easily, find it at a glance, show it off to your guests and say goodbye to the chaos on your bedside table, or a little too close to the edge of the bathroom sink, follow these tips !
HOW CAN I ORGANIZE MY JEWELRY?
Some jewelry is made of metals that are more easily scratched than others. If they come into contact in a box, they can damage each other. That's why it's important to choose a jewelry organizer that contains compartments to ensure that your gems won't touch each other. The chemical mixture of metals used in jewelry making can also create oxidation or tarnish. Choose storage that will ensure your jewelry is kept separate.
This will also help you find what you need right away. The most effective and practical solution is a jewelry box. They come in different sizes and materials depending on your taste. They can hold your entire jewelry collection separate and visible.
Keeping your jewelry box organized will have many benefits. If your jewelry isn't mixed together, you won't risk one piece getting tangled or scratching another. You'll also be able to find the jewelry you're looking for immediately if you're in a hurry.
To make organizing your jewelry easier, choose a jewelry box style that has different accessories to easily organize all types of jewelry. For example, hooks to hang necklaces and pendants, velvet slots to arrange your rings side by side, and even drawers for larger jewelry items like necklaces or bracelets.
1- Bringing order to chaos
The very first step before any shake-up of your habits is to sort.
I used to organize my jewelry in small cases, which wasn't really appropriate, but each category had at least one dedicated space. But if that's not the case for you, then start by separating, on a large flat surface, all your jewelry.
Necklaces with necklaces, earrings with earrings, rings with rings and so on. For now, don't worry about whether your necklaces are long necklaces or chokers, whether your earrings are sleepers, hoop earrings or ear chips and not even whether your rings are heavy signet rings or thin rings 💍 The only thing that matters right now is to divide into broad categories.
2- Divide into sub-categories
Well, you suspected it, but yes, logically the next step is to divide this first sort into subcategories. So now, rushes will go with rushes (and cuffs, why not). The fine bracelets will go separately. And this strategy is valid for every kind of jewelry.
3- Separate yourself from what no longer belongs
So here, hang on. It's a painful but necessary step, saying goodbye to all the "it's broken but one day I'll get it fixed" or "it's a toque, it's turned blue, but I love it too much". Basically, we say bye bye to all the junk and to everything that is no longer portable.
Mind you, we're not asking you to get rid of the hyper precious sapphire necklace inherited from Grandma Yvette 👵🏻 even if it's broken. This one you can keep.
But generally speaking, it's a good time to clear out a bit. Orphaned pairs of earrings are a no-go, and so are rings that rub off on your fingers. By the way, a little post-sort resolution: "Buy less, but better."
HOW TO STORE RINGS?
Rings have the advantage of not getting tangled up, unlike necklaces and chains. Because of their size, they are more easily lost if they are not well stored.
If you buy your ring in a jewelry store, you will receive it in a small case that will keep it well. As your ring collection grows, you will find yourself with several ring cases, which is not ideal for storage.
Some jewelry boxes are specially designed for a large ring collection. You will be able to insert them between its small velvet rings. Your rings will be well maintained which will avoid shocks, they will also be well protected from dust. You will have the advantage of being able to organize them by rows and to choose them quickly.
Large jewelry boxes offer enough room to organize your precious rings. If your jewelry collection is not primarily rings you should have room to have everything in one place.
HOW TO STORE BRACELETS?
Nowadays everyone has bracelets, they have become very common. There are many different types for everyone.
If you have a lot of bracelets, it can be useful to opt for a bracelet holder. Some can hold a lot of bracelets. It will be easier for you to sort them out to waste less time.
Wall-mounted storage is also great if you don't have a lot of room at home. These jewelry racks mount on a wall and brighten up the decoration in your room. There are wall-mounted jewelry holders for every taste and color.
HOW TO STORE EARRINGS?
Before placing them in your jewelry box or on your jewelry rack, make sure to store your earrings together in pairs so that it's easier to find them when you want to wear them again. Some of our jewelry boxes have holes designed specifically for stringing earrings together.
The advantage of hanging your earrings on a jewelry rack is that you'll have quicker access to them. More visible than a jewelry box, the earring holder is designed solely for organizing this type of jewelry. It contains slots to easily hang the different categories of earrings. Its originality will highlight your jewels which will be always visible and will embellish at the same time your decoration.
The jewelry box is more suitable if you want to carry your earrings or simply if you prefer to leave them in a storage box. By closing them in a box, they will also be better protected from dust and oxidation.
If you prefer to keep your jewelry visible at all times, jewelry racks and displays are a good solution. For those who prefer to have everything in one place, the jewelry box will seduce you. There are also jewelry boxes for earrings that offer enough space to store up to 30 pairs.
HOW TO STORE NECKLACES?
It's best to store your necklaces and pendants individually so they don't get tangled. This will also help you to find the one you are looking for more easily. There are jewelry boxes with dedicated slots for necklaces. Very practical to have all your collection in one place. You can also hang them on a jewelry rack that will show them off like a jewelry display. Our favorite of the moment is the jewel bowl. It allows you to easily hang your necklaces on its branches without tangling them and adds an original decorative element to your room.
4- What about the jewelry you don't use much in all this?
It's time to talk about Grandma Yvette's gemstone necklace again, or the sublime gold quartz watch, unfortunately broken, but far too sentimental to be given away or thrown away.
A woman's jewelry is much more than just an ornamental accessory and we know it. So the objects of these ornaments must be carefully preserved, protected from humidity and the hazards of life.
Why not under a window for example, if you can't bring yourself to get rid of them, but you can't wear them either, you might as well put them to good use, even if it means making them real decorative objects.
A bust for example, or a mannequin can be the best case to emphasize objects that we love, even if we do not wear them.
5- Store your jewelry collection in one place
Whether you choose to store your jewelry in jewelry boxes, cases or even a jewel box, try to keep it all in one place as much as possible.
For the simple reason that there is a very good chance that you will forget where you have stored the rest, and therefore the day you are looking for a special piece, you will look for hours until you give up.
So, if you've chosen your room, whether it's in your closet drawer, on top of your dresser, hanging from a jewelry tree or in a dish on your nightstand, we keep everything in the same room.
HOW SHOULD GOLD JEWELRY BE STORED?
Gold is a relatively malleable metal and can be damaged by scratches from hard gems. To avoid this, it is best to store each piece of gold jewelry in soft cloth bags or store them separately in a jewelry box.
HOW SHOULD SILVER JEWELRY BE STORED?
If you have silver jewelry, it should always be kept absolutely dry. Your silver pieces should be stored in a tarnish-resistant pouch and protected from the air. You should never let your silver jewelry touch rubber items such as rubber bands, as the sulfur in the rubber will cause the silver to tarnish. Before storing your silver jewelry we recommend cleaning it with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid leaving them in damp places such as bathrooms so that they retain their shine longer.
HOW SHOULD DIAMONDS BE STORED?
A diamond is the hardest substance on earth and when improperly stored, it can scratch your other gems like rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Diamonds can also scratch silver, gold and platinum. To avoid this, you should put them alone in an appropriate storage space. We recommend the box or bag that you receive when you buy your jewelry. Otherwise opt for a small gem box where it will be alone and safe.
After these different tips for storing your jewelry, you know what you need for your jewelry collection. Don't forget the essential points:
- Keep all your jewelry separate
- Store them away from moisture
- Organize them by category
- Make a habit of putting them in the same place
With these valuable tips you will always know where your jewelry is when you need it. You'll avoid losing your little treasures and wasting time looking for them before you leave. If you still don't have the perfect storage for your beautiful jewelry, check out our charming collection of jewelry boxes and jewelry holders.
It must become a pleasure to be continuous in time and thus, not to fail in these good resolutions.
Have fun, as much with the styles as with the jewelry, but never forget to take care of it!