When you start a jewelry collection you want to make sure you are caring for it in the best way so it will last you a lifetime. Here are three (3) easy ways to improve the care of your jewelry.
Store Your Jewelry Safely
Store your jewelry in individual plastic baggies whenever possible. Jewelry will tarnish when out in the open air, so keeping it airtight in a zip loc bag will slow down this process. Simply put your item in the baggie and zip the bag. If it is a necklace or a chain bracelet leave a little bit hanging out to prevent tangling.
If you have a pretty jewelry box, or jewelry drawer you use, keep using it! But remember to use baggies, too.
PRO TIP: After you have it all organized, snap a photo of it. If anything ever gets stolen or goes missing you will know exactly what you had.
Keep Your Jewelry Clean
Keep a LeMel cleaning pen by your sink and use it to clean your jewelry whenever possible. The cleaning pen is great for your diamonds as well as any of your gold fill jewelry. Simply click the pen, brush away and then rinse with warm water.
PRO TIP: If you something needs a little extra help shining again, you can always take it to a local jeweler and have them clean it in their sonic and steam it.
Travel Tips For Your Jewels
Use a LeMel travel case when traveling and pair down what you are bringing before you go, so you are already styled before you even get there. The LeMel travel case is the perfect size for a quick getaway as well as a week long honeymoon! With places for earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings you will be able to see all you are brining in one place and keep it nice and neat.
PRO TIP: Remember to ALWAYS carry-on your jewelry when flying. If it is lost in your suitcase the lost luggage reimbursement limit will most likely not cover it.