Easily the most important part of keeping your pieces in their best condition, storage can also be the biggest challenge. The more valuable your pieces, the greater the need for good storage. Here are a few things to keep in mind when storing your beautiful finds.
A final note on drawers and carousels----fashion jewelry that is made of plastic composite and/or cheap metal can be thrown into a drawer. You don’t care about it and you probably won’t wear it more than a season or two. However, jewelry that is made of real stones, real pearls and precious metals is an investment for you that you probably would like to leave as a legacy to a loved one. Or, it’s a treasured gift from someone and you want to keep it as beautiful as you can. Stones differ in hardness and in composition and constantly knocking up against each other can result in scratching, chipping, cracking and actually breaking. So as you lay pieces down, try to keep them from touching too much. Never stack them on top of each other. If you run out of room, try using a shallow box, a plastic container, a shallow dresser drawer. Anything that you can lay your pieces in and keep them protected. Turquoise, opals, coral, shells, wood, mother-of-pearl, pearls, chrysocolla and others are all “soft” and will mar easily. Sterling silver, copper and gold can also be very soft and scratch badly. Use your common sense and if in doubt, over-protect!
When you buy a piece from BVBStudios it always comes in a sturdy box with a cotton liner and anti-tarnish paper. It's perfect storage!