Care For & Protect Your Diamond Jewelry
Would you remove a valuable bracelet or earrings and leave them in the ashtray of your car?
Probably not. However, tossing them on a dresser top or leaving a ring on the kitchen counter top is not any much better. Diamond jewelry is very durable and tough but it is still jewelry and not a piece of flatware or a cigarette lighter.
If you have a few pieces of enjoyable jewelry, you should invest in a good quality jewelry box that should be placed somewhere in your home or office. These storage boxes have interiors designed and made specifically to protect expensive jewelry pieces.
Now, even if you have purchased a suitable jewelry box for storing your jewelry pieces, remember that the box is not a magical place where unassisted wonders take place.
If you merely open the cover and toss your jewelry inside haphazardly, it’s just as good as using the car’s ashtray to store your items. Some jewelry can easily scratch and nick upon contact with another piece of jewelry.
Note: Even though diamonds are the hardest material on Earth, they can be damaged with improper handling or care.
The best thing you can do to securely store your diamond ring, earrings, bracelet or pendant is to wrap the pieces in a soft material or pouches. Next, carefully place them either in a jewelry box or a safe place.
Pieces of jewelry should never be allowed to bump, grind, rattle around or otherwise come into contact with other pieces. All metals can scratch and remember, a diamond or diamond stone can scratch any other jewelry.
Lastly, keeping your diamond jewelry safe involves the worry of theft. Since most trained jewelers cannot tell one diamond from another diamond, the thief cannot do any better.
You should keep all jewelry in a safe place at a place where a thief might not think of looking. Or if you do not wear it often, a safe deposit box at the local bank is always a good investment to consider.
Citations And Sources:
How to Store Your Diamond Jewelry – http://beyond4cs.com/care-and-maintenance/how-to-store-your-diamond-jewelry/