THE PROPER CARE AND STORAGE OF JEWELRY

 

Nothing reflects your fashion sense, taste and personal style better than the right jewelry. All in Heels® designs beautiful, high-quality pieces that would be excellent additions to any jewelry collection.  We create bridge jewelry, an affordable alternative to fine jewelry that “bridges the gap” between costume jewelry and fine jewelry.  Our pieces are hand-crafted with more common components like vermeil, silver, gold-filled or electroplated metals, and semi-precious stones such as amethyst, citrine, jade, kyanite, and fresh water pearls. These materials are used to form statement jewelry that is more affordable and guilt-free.

 

Bridge jewelry will not last forever, but you can minimize signs of wear and extend its longevity by choosing well-crafted pieces and caring for them properly. A frequently asked question is, Will my jewelry tarnish?  The truth is all jewelry is capable of tarnishing; some faster than others. Over time your jewelry comes in contact with moisture, oils, and air. These elements react with the metal in the jewelry, causing it to eventually wear down and tarnish. How quickly jewelry tarnishes depends on a number of factors –your skin composition, the air around you, the processes and materials used to make the jewelry, and the way you care for it.

 

Jewelry should never be tossed into a drawer or on top of a dresser – that’s asking for scratches and damaged gems. Your jewelry should be kept in a dry place such as a jewelry box, jewelry case or a drawer that’s fabric-lined. Store your jewelry at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Pick a location that maintains a consistent low humidity to help prevent premature tarnishing and discoloration.

 

Keeping your jewelry organized is another way to prevent damage.  The added benefit, of course, is that proper storage and organization will help you find the pieces that you need easily and quickly. Here are a few recommendations for storing jewelry:

 

  • If your jewelry collection is large, you can separate items by how often you wear them. For example, you may have a small jewelry box or decorative dish for your wedding ring and earrings you wear every day.
  • Never let silver jewelry touch rubber items as the sulphur within the rubber will cause the silver to tarnish.
  • Use a hanging jewelry organizer with clear pouches. These organizers will keep all of your jewelry pieces separate, protected and visible.
  • Install a tension rod in your closet to hang necklaces and bracelets. Tension rods are great because they can be adjusted based upon the length of the necklaces you are storing.

 

Investing in great jewelry is a timeless, tried and true way to express your personal style and help you place your best self forward.  Taking steps to preserve your investment will pay off in the long run as you enjoy and grow your jewelry collection for years to come.

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