Here are three tips to protect your jewelry when it's not being worn.
Tip 1: Keep a small dish at the bathroom and kitchen sinks to hold your jewelry when washing your hands or taking a shower/bath (as shown in the image above). This will keep your jewelry from accidentally falling into the drain or getting lost on the floor.
Tip 2: Store each piece of jewelry individually. Giving each piece of jewelry its own compartment or sealable storage bag will prevent scratches, deformed ear wires, and tangled chain.
Tip 3: Store patina'd (chemically blackened sterling silver) jewelry in a plastic resealable bag or in a completely separate jewelry box. Some of the chemicals used to patina jewelry, will blacken other non-blackened sterling silver jewelry, if they are stored together without a barrier.
Protecting your heirloom jewelry today will ensure many lifetimes of wear!