For those of you that have jewelry at the back of your drawers that you haven’t touched in years, you’re in luck! This article is just for you! Let’s start with all the jewelry you bought over the past year that you KNOW you will never wear again. What do you do with it?
The first thing you could do is store it properly. Jewelry must be stored properly, otherwise it might become damaged and lose its value, rendering it unable to be restored. It’s a good idea to select a jewelry box that would fit all your needs, whether it be compartments for necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings. You could also select wall-mounted accessory frames or trendy jewelry holders that could enhance your room.
After laying out all your jewelry, inspect them to see what pieces need to be cleaned. Here are some recommended cleaning tips:
Baking soda + water + salt + dish soap: use a toothbrush with soft bristles to brush jewelry with harder stones/metals. Don’t use for softer metals like silver and gold.
Baking soda + water + vinegar: use a soft cloth or a damp sponge to rub and rinse. This can be used to polish gold.
Beer: pour a little onto soft cloth and run your solid gold jewelry pieces to get that shine back.
Ketchup: good at cleaning tarnished silver as well as brass and copper.
Soap + water: use for gold and platinum jewelry as well as pearls and opals.
After going through your jewelry, if you decide you don’t want any pieces, you can always sell them. When you’re selling your jewelry, keep these pointers in mind.
Make sure you know how valuable your items are.
Set a realistic price.
After you’ve done all this, you should have a clean display of clean jewelry! Good luck!