Most of us are not aware of how to properly preserve jewelry or realize how it can be affected by outside elements. The best way to do so is by having a box or case, even if it's fashion jewelry. Here are some steps to follow in order to preserve them in the long term:
1. Choose a box with soft lining
Any storage option with a solid exterior and a soft interior is the perfect combination. Ideally you would also want to keep each piece separate within the encasement.
2. Be mindful of the environment
Avoid humidity, direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Make sure your jewelry is stored in a cool environment that is clean and dry. Overtime, harsh conditions can cause metals and gemstones to change color.
3. Don't expose jewelry
When cleaning your home, make sure you keep your jewelry stored safely. Certain chemicals found in household products ( like bleach ) can be harmful to your jewelry when they come in direct contact. For this same reason, you want to avoid going into a swimming pool with your jewelry on.