Jewellery can be one of our most prized possessions. Whether you are a jewe;lery collector who loves to seek antique pieces, or if you have a small collection which you treasure, we must organise our jewellery in our homes. Whilst organising clothing may seem much simpler, creating the best space for your jewellery can be the difference between keeping pieces perfect, or finding them broken and tangled.
Knowing how to organise our jewellery is not something that comes naturally to a lot of us. As easy as it may seem, it is easy to buy a jewellery box and dump everything into it. WIth valuable jewellery items, the key is to carefully store them in order to maintain their structure and value. If you are looking for the best tips for organising your jewellery, take a look at the following suggestions:
Sort Your Jewellery
The first step in organising your jewellery collection is to sort it into categories. Group your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings separately, and then sort them further by material (gold, silver, etc.), style (casual, formal, etc.), and colour. This might seem time consuming at first, but getting this done sooner rather than later will save you a lot of time in the long-run.
Look at it this way, if you are looking for specific gold jewellery items and it requires looking through a sea of mixed up jewellery items, you will likely be wasting much more time. Pull everything out, and start categorising each group and placing them somewhere safe.
Invest in Jewellery Organisers
Once you have sorted your jewellery, invest in good quality organisers that can help you store and display your pieces. If you are looking to level up your jewellery displays, jewellery boxes and organisers are a must. They are great for separating each category of items and making it much simpler to find your desired items. For example, you might place all of your flat back earrings into one section. Jewellery boxes, trays, and stands are some of the most popular types of organisers, and they come in a wide range of styles and sizes so you are sure to find something that will fit the aesthetic of the room it is displayed within.
Use Drawer Dividers
If you have a lot of jewellery, consider using drawer dividers to separate your pieces and keep them organised. For example, if you have a large collection of necklaces within some organisers, you might separate the draws to keep these on one side, and perhaps bracelets on another side to avoid confusing and incorrect organisation. You can buy ready-made dividers, or make your own by cutting strips of cardboard or foam board to fit the dimensions of your drawers.
Necklaces are extremely prone to tangling, so it’s important to store them properly to prevent damage. Hanging necklaces on hooks or a jewellery tree can help keep them separate and tangle-free, whilst also displaying them beautifully within your dressing space. For your especially valuable necklaces it would be wise to store them in the box they came in, and if you do not have this handy you can create your own special box using cardboard and cotton wool for cushioning.
Store Earrings Together
To prevent losing earrings and keep them organised, store pairs of earrings together. For example, if you have a pair of earrings you should always store them in the same organiser without other earrings to avoid confusion. It would be wise to find some thin cushioning to piece the pairs to avoid them getting lost or losing the earring backs. You can also use a jewellery box with individual compartments, or a specially designed earring holder.
Keep Your Jewellery Clean
Regularly cleaning your fine jewellery is an essential part of keeping it organised and in good condition. It might feel easy to leave your jewellery in its compartments, however this can lead to dust collecting and therefore your valuable items will lose their glisten and shine. Use a soft cloth to wipe down your pieces after each wear, and use a gentle cleaner to remove dirt and grime. Don’t store your jewellery back into its storage until you know it has no chemicals left on it and it is also dry.
Store Your Jewellery Safely
Finally, it’s important to store your jewellery in a safe and secure place to prevent loss or theft. Everyone’s worst nightmare is a robber entering their house and stealing any of their valuable jewellery items. Consider investing in a safe or lockable jewellery box, and store it in a location that is not easily accessible to others. This does not mean to say that you can’t store your jewellery to look aesthetically pleasing, however they should still be kept somewhere safe and not obvious for visitors to see.
By following these easy tips, you can organise your jewellery collection and ensure that it stays in good condition for years to come. Afterall, so much time and money is spent finding the perfect jewellery items. It would be wise to keep our most precious pieces somewhere safe and organised to avoid items getting lost, tangled, and even worse stolen.