If you are looking to store jewelry for any period of time, there are proper care steps that you should take to keep the pieces in good health. Storing jewelry is a great option when you are not wearing it at the moment and don’t want to get rid of it. Jewelry storage care is important to prevent theft, tarnishing and damage.
Jewelry is stored best in a clean and dry environment. So if you are storing it away in self storage, you should make sure it is climate controlled. Clean and dry are the two words that you need to have in mind when choosing the choice of storage. Check out your unit’s climate control options before storing your jewelry.
To store your jewelry, the ideal container is the box or cloth bag that it came in. If you do not have it, a cotton-filled jewelry box will be the best option to keep the pieces clean and dry. When storing jewelry, always remember to keep the pieces dry. You can even wrap them in tissue paper before putting them in a box.
You need to separate jewelry pieces before putting them away. Separating them in different containers, wrapped separately, will help to avoid tarnishing and tangling. Even if you neatly place your pieces together, an accidental, tangled mess can ruin your jewelry.
If you’re using a self storage unit for expensive jewelry, keep in mind the safety of the facility. Choose a facility with great security features, such as cameras, codes, good lighting and a professional team. Keep your jewelry placed in a hidden spot and in containers that do not look obvious. Create an inventory of the pieces that you are storing – and take photos of each piece.
Wherever you are storing your jewelry, it is in your best interest to insure it. You can purchase self storage insurance or jewelry insurance to add protection. Make sure to read the policies carefully to make sure your pieces will be covered.
If you are looking to store jewelry pieces away, you can find climate controlled, secured units at Noah’s Ark Self Storage. We will answer your questions regarding security, jewelry storage and care. Contact us today and we will help find the right unit for your needs.