How to store your jewellery

Posted by Pauline Buttress

If you’re constantly losing your jewellery it’s time to get organised.  By taking the time to create a home for everything you’ll get more wear out of your costume jewellery.  Plus, you’ll spend less time rooting around in drawers and boxes trying to find matching pairs of clip-on earrings, your favourite statement necklace or the scarf clip which matches the scarf you want to wear.   In this article, we give you our 5 top tips on how to store your jewellery properly.

Tip #1: Have an organising session

Set aside an hour at the weekend to go through all your costume jewellery.  Decide what you want to keep and what you will no longer wear.  Pair up earrings and untangle necklaces, make sure all clasps work – there’s no point in storing damaged items, you need to get them fixed so you can get them worn!

Tip #2: Find a home for your jewellery

If you’re going to wear jewellery regularly, it needs to be easy to get to.  Decide on a few items which you’ll wear two or three times a week and keep these pieces within reach on your dressing table or chest of drawers.   You can then find another home for pieces you wear less often but don’t put them too far out of reach otherwise you’ll forget you’ve got them or never get around to wearing them.

Tip #3: Invest in a jewellery organiser

Jewellery organisers are a great way to keep everything in one place and in good condition.  The Ivory Jewellery Case is perfect for storing all kinds of jewellery.  It’s got lots of little compartments which are perfect for necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.

 

jo60-010-ivory-jewellery-case Ivory Jewellery Case £45

For necklaces in particular, the Book of Necklaces Organiser (available in gold or silver) is a great solution, as is the Little Book of Earrings which can hold 12 pairs of pierced, hoop or clip-on earrings or the Large Book of Earrings which can hold 48 items.

silver_lbn_high_res Silver book of necklaces £35 - available in gold too

 

The Ivory Jewellery Roll and the Ivory Jewellery Travel Case are perfect for taking on holiday as they can hold a wide variety of jewellery items and they’re compact so easy to transport.

jo60-008_n Ivory Jewellery Roll - £28

 

jo60-009_n Ivory Round Travel Jewellery Case - £18

Tip #4: Work on your self-discipline

Get into the habit of putting your jewellery away as soon as you take it off, that way you’re less likely to lose items.  Keep your jewellery organisers in your bedroom so that you can quickly and easily put things away when you’re getting changed.

Tip #5: Match jewellery to outfits

Match your jewellery to your clothes so that you know which pieces to pair with different outfits before you dress.  That way you’ll be more likely to complete your look with your accessories, so you’ll not only get more wear out of what you’ve bought, you’ll look more stylish too.

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About Pauline Buttress

Pauline Buttress is co-founder of Eternal Collection and is head of design.