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Storing Metals

If you want your precious jewelry to stay safe and in good condition for many years, it is very important to make sure that it is stored properly. Jewelry that is not stored well can become damaged over time or lost.

Your jewelry should be kept in a clean and dry place, such as a jewelry box or case that is fabric lined. It is also possible to use an ordinary box, as long as you wrap each piece individually in soft tissue paper.[1]

It is a good idea to keep your jewelry box tidy and organized, as this will have many benefits. If your jewelry pieces are not jumbled together you will not risk one piece getting tangled in or scratching another piece. You will also be able to find the piece of jewelry that you are looking for right away.

To make it easier to keep your jewelry organized, choose a style of jewelry box that has many small compartments to separate items. This will allow you to keep your jewelry pieces away from each other so that they don’t touch or become tangled.[3]

GOLD:

Gold is a relatively malleable metal and can be damaged by scratches from hard gemstones. To avoid this, you should keep your gold pieces stored by themselves in soft cloth bags or the original box that you bought them in.[4]

SILVER:

If you have silver jewelry, it should always be kept absolutely dry. Your silver pieces should be stored in a tarnish-proof cloth away from exposure to the air. You can even buy special silver storage boxes that are lined with this type of tarnish-proof fabric so that they will keep your silver jewelry safe. Also, you should never let your silver jewelry touch rubber items such as rubber bands, as the sulphur within the rubber will cause the silver to tarnish.[5]

CONTENT FROM: "How Do I Properly Store My Jewelry." KC Designs Everyday Diamonds. N.p., n.d. Web.

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