Keeping & Caring for Your Jewelry - Cassie Stevens, Guest Blogger
I'm super excited to introduce our guest blogger for today! Cassie Stevens lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two cats, Watson and Sherlock. In her free-time she enjoys wine tasting, weekend vacations with her husband, and watching reruns of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth edition).
Valuables are called "valuables" for a reason. If a material valuable becomes broken or damaged, it may not lose its meaning, but there very possibly could be some disappointment if the memories or stories behind your valuables are precious to you. I would hope nothing ever happens to your engagement rings or the necklace Grandma gave you.
|A 1.80 ct., G-VS2 Natural Cushion Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring is in 14k white gold & found on eBay, $8,495.
Here are some ways to keep your jewelry safe and in good condition, so your memories will always be honored and respected.
- Get in the habit of dusting and cleaning your jewelry
|Be sure & take the time to gently clean your jewelry so that it stays looking its best for years to come!
- Store Different Types of Jewelry Separately
|Pearls are fragile compared to other gemstones such as diamonds & require specific storage specifications.
These stunning baroque pearls are by Kasumi Pearls show the wide variety of colors that pearls come in, $540.
- If you wear it, make sure the occasion is appropriate!
|A Christie's employee wears a sapphire (33.23 carats) & diamond ring by Repossi, center, a 30.52 carat diamond
ring (D color, Flawless), left, & a Fancy Intense Yellow diamond ring (57.02 carats), right, in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Lock It Up
|This is a gorgeous Cartier Meli Melo ring in solid platinum, diamonds and gems ladies wide band ring. The piece is
exquisitely crafted in solid platinum with a smooth polished finish and nice wide form adorned with round cut
loupe clean sparkling diamonds and vibrant gems. Found on eBay, $$5,995.
The Bottom Line – Lock it up when you’re not using it. This not only keeps it safe from thievery, but unforeseen accidents such as things falling or breaking and harming your jewelry in a general vicinity. So to keep your jewelry safe and unscathed, you just need a little discipline and some effort. But like anything in life, it will pay off when your belongings are safe and your memories are respected.