How To Take Care Of Sentimental Jewellery Passed Down To You

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When it comes to jewellery that has been handed down to us, it’s good to keep in mind that we’re not only caring for tangible belongings or fashionable items, but also conserving personal memories and family history. 

After all, these possessions usually have the most sentimental value possible, as they are tokens of connection to those in our family that have come before us, and may have been thinking about us when passing such items down.

Let’s consider three strategies to keep the jewellery you inherited in good shape for many years to come:

Suitable Storage

To correctly keep inherited jewellery, the first step is considering how it should best be stored. Your methods can differ depending on the value of each particular item, sentimental and value-based. This might involve preserving it in a secure location that’s both dry and free from high heat or humidity. 

Both a jewellery cabinet and jewellery boxes are excellent choices too - although for fragile items you may even wish to use a more secure display case, so you can enjoy the piece without it being exposed to the external environment. You may also store your valuables in a safe deposit box if you're concerned about theft or damage to a highly prized item. To avoid tangles or scratches, it's a good idea to store your jewellery separately from one another in kind.

Maintaining & Cleaning

It's crucial to regularly clean and care for your inherited jewellery. This will certainly involve cleaning it thoroughly every few months and wiping it down with a soft cloth after each use. Microfiber cloths are the best because they won’t catch against smaller elements of the piece. 

You may use mild dish soap and water or a specific jewellery cleaning solution to clean gold and silver jewellery. Typically, all you need is a moist towel to clean pearls and other fragile stones. Abrasive cleaning supplies should not be used as they may scratch or harm your jewellery. You can also have them professionally cleaned if you’d rather not risk any damage, which is understandable.

A Worthwhile, Professional Service

Your inherited jewellery may occasionally need expert maintenance even with good storage and cleaning. It’s a good idea to get any necessary repairs made by businesses that offer services for jewellery repairs melbourne (or somewhere local to you). Any sentimental jewellery is usually priceless, so keeping it in good condition is important. Most jewellery repair businesses will also be able to take a look at repairing watches and other accessories too, if you find these to be passed down to you. 

For instance, a jeweller can repair a loose stone or a broken setting to keep your jewellery in good shape. In order to determine the worth of your jewellery and ensure that it is properly insured, it is also a good idea to have it professionally evaluated, this way you can ensure that it’s professional cleaned, cared for, repaired, protected, and with your effort above, safe.

With this advice, you’re sure to take great care of even valuable sentimental jewelry passed down to you, in the best possible sense.

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