Sort your jewelry by type
Regardless of the karat, gold is a pretty flexible metal, which makes it susceptible to scratches, and general damage. Make sure to store the pieces alone, perhaps in small cloth bags, their original box, or in a separate compartment in a jewelry box. Meanwhile, sterling silver is an oxidizing metal, so you can’t store it with other oxidizing metals. Aside from that, it should be sealed in a cool, dry place, wrapped carefully in either a plastic or fabric bag, or tucked in felt or cotton compartments. As for diamonds, while they’re the hardest, toughest stones out there, they still need an extra guard. Diamonds can scratch anything less resilient, so make sure to store them separately.
Clean the right way
Before you store your jewelry in a safe box, it has to be thoroughly cleaned first. It’s important to clean your jewelry every few weeks and polish it every few months (don’t polish too much because the metal may wear away quickly). For gold, silver, and diamond pieces, you can simply clean them in warm water with some mild dishwashing liquid, then soak for about fifteen minutes. After that, scrub the jewelry with a soft-bristle toothbrush, rinse with warm water, then pat dry using soft cloth.
Store your pieces in a proper jewelry box
No matter how careful you are when wearing your jewelry, it can still sustain damage during storage because pieces could end up getting tangled with each other. The best solution for this is to have the items stored in sorted storage like a jewelry box so they don’t touch each other.
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