A guide on jewelry organizing + storage
An *important tip* to bring to your jewelry cases on how to store your jewelry pieces! When left out, many metals turn dark or black. One way to help prevent this is to store your jewelry in air tight zip lock plastic bags. Store in the bag along with anti-tarnish papers, which you can purchase online or silica gel packets that come in many of our products.
To keep pieces from oxidizing(turning dark/black) in your jewelry box, seal them in an air tight zip lock bag. Polish your pieces throughly before storage.
Put a silica gel packet inside the bag with your jewelry (the kind that comes in a shoe box or purse) or anti-tarnish paper to keep the moisture out. Anti-tarnish paper can be bought at the grocery store; it is the same paper used for silverware, you can just cut it up! Even easier, anti-tarnish paper can be bought on Amazon. All options work and are shown below.
Shown here is how sterling silver will tarnish when left out over time. Silver can either turn black or turn yellow/dark. Color will depend on when the piece was last cleaned + if there were any lotion or soap residue left on it.
Storing your jewelry in air-tight, clear plastic bags not only helps the jewelry from tarnishing as quickly but it is also great for easy organization. Here is an example of the ziplock bag organization in my jewelry case.
Be sure to check back often for more jewelry care + organization tips!