Basic Jewellery Care – Storage

Jewellery is vulnerable while it’s being worn, but it can also suffer damage if it isn’t stored properly. Diamond is the hardest substance on Earth. So how does a diamond get scratched? By another diamond. Diamond jewellery can also scratch softer stones as well as gold and even platinum. For this reason, it’s important to store your jewellery so the pieces don’t come in contact with each other.

Wrap individual pieces in tissue or cloth or put them in separate compartments in a jewellery box. Be extra careful with pearl jewellery since it is soft and scratches more easily than gems and metals.

Often jewellery comes in a special box, bag or wrap. Keep these; they are often the best means for storing or packaging the jewellery and will provide protection from damage and dirt.