How to store jewelry to prolong its life
Improper storage of jewelry can lead to its deterioration. For example, it is strictly forbidden to put gold and silver in places with a high level of moisture as precious metals will quickly tarnish.
Specialists say that some metals can and should be stored in plastic bags. OBOZREVATEL found out where to put gold rings and how to prevent the blackening of silverware.
Where to store jewelry
Jewelry should be stored in a dry, dark place. A humid environment is detrimental to both metals and stones. Often women store jewelry next to cosmetics on a shelf in the bathroom so that everything lies in one place. However, a warm, humid environment is not good for metals.
According to experts, wooden cases are suitable for gold and platinum, while silver is better put in ordinary plastic bags. Jewelry, especially jewelry with natural pearls, should not be left near heat sources.
The best option is to buy a box organizer with different compartments. You should put products of different precious metals in separate boxes. This way you can store your jewelry in one place.
How to extend the life of gold and silver jewelry
First of all, remember an important rule: avoid interaction of precious metals with active chemicals, including household products, cosmetics or perfumes.
Take off your rings before cleaning the house or when going to the bath or beach.
Chains and necklaces are best removed before going to bed.
Jewelry should not be exposed to direct sunlight as strong overheating will harm metals.
To keep jewelry in perfect condition, it is important to carry out regular care: cleaning and polishing. To know how to clean silver at home, read the material.
OBOZREVATEL also found ways that will help to clean gold jewelry.