How to store your necklaces?

Do you have one or more necklaces, but you have no idea how to store them properly?

Storing jewelry may seem trivial if you are not a big collector, however, it is essential to pay attention to it in order to keep your necklaces in good condition and safe.

Necklaces are some of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world, and chances are you already own one. Their main problem: it is difficult to find a place where they can be stored without getting tangled. To prevent this from happening, we offer you a complete storage guide for your necklaces. Let's get started without further ado!


The guide to storing necklaces

Unlike most jewelry, like earrings, rings, and bracelets, necklaces get tangled very easily when stored in one box. By switching to cases specifically designed for this purpose, you can avoid this problem.

However, even when using these, it often happens that the collars become damaged for various reasons. Indeed, pearl necklaces can twist on themselves and break much more quickly when handled, long necklaces can create knots, the gems in the necklaces risk being scratched, and silver or silver necklaces bronze often end up tarnishing.

By doing some research online, you will certainly find practical solutions that can work in the short term. We think, for example, of the idea of ​​rolling the necklaces in toilet paper, before placing them in their respective cases. As effective as it may be, it is difficult to apply this method rigorously.

In addition, it increases the risk that your jewelry will end up in the trash, because other members of the family will not be able to suspect that a piece of jewelry is in the toilet paper they have just thrown away. Therefore, in order to find a lasting and risk-free solution, it is strongly recommended to invest in a jewelry cabinet . This is generally divided into two compartments: the part where you can hang your necklaces, and the drawers where you can store them by putting them down.

Some simple storage options for your necklaces

Tangle is probably one of the most common problems you can have with collars. Not only is it difficult to untangle, but it considerably increases the risk of them breaking. Here we offer you the best solutions to avoid it effectively:

Place necklaces on jewelry cabinet door

This method has already proven itself against collar tangling. In addition, it is extremely practical, because it leaves them easily accessible. Are you running late and want to quickly put on your necklace for the evening? Choose one on your jewelry cabinet door and you're done. If you're still short on space, you can hang a picture and use it in a similar way.

That said, in this case it is important to clean the collars periodically. Indeed, because they remain constantly exposed to the open air, they risk accumulating dust. A larger jewelry armoire will always be the better alternative. Also make sure it is next to your wardrobe. This way, you will be able to quickly choose the right necklace for your outfit and vice versa.

Use displays and hooks specifically designed for necklaces

If for some reason you don't want to get a jewelry armoire, you can always use a jewelry rack . The latter can be hung itself, but it also exists in the form of a display, which you can place wherever you want in your room. This option is recommended for those who do not own many necklaces. You can also use other accessories, such as belt holders to store your necklaces. In this case, do not hesitate to skip a hook each time you store a necklace, to prevent them from getting tangled together.

Store necklaces in a sliding drawer

You can opt for the sliding drawer if the jewelry cabinet is too bulky for the space you have. Whether vertical or horizontal, the drawer will protect your necklaces and prevent them from getting tangled. It can be installed anywhere in the house and it is even possible to place it as an extension to certain furniture. Do not hesitate to add a velvet background to ensure optimal protection for your necklaces.


Protect and preserve necklaces in a jewelry case

Even if there is nothing really original about the jewelry case, it remains quite effective in protecting them, including necklaces. All you need is to find a place to put the case. You can place this storage tool on your dressing table or in one of your cabinets, if you store necklaces there that you rarely wear. To avoid necklaces getting tangled in your jewelry box, remember to separate them with a cloth or paper when you store them.

Install a jewelry shelf in the drawer

As we mentioned above, the main benefit of jewelry drawers is that they protect necklaces from dust . It also happens that they avoid exposure to the sun's rays, which can damage them in the long term. That said, it's important to note that storing necklaces in drawers isn't as simple as you might think.

On the one hand, there is the problem of the drawer itself. If the latter is not divided into several compartments, all the jewelry there will certainly end up getting mixed up. It is therefore essential to install a jewelry shelf that prevents the necklaces from coming into contact with others. On the other hand, there is the problem of collar tangling which can always occur due to consecutive opening and closing of the drawer. In this case, it is essential to install a velvet bottom to prevent the collars from moving and ending up getting tangled.

If you don't yet have drawers to store your necklaces, we advise you to get one directly that is designed for this use, with compartments of varying sizes and a velvet bottom. Some can even be adjusted according to user needs. It is therefore important to place the necklaces in the long compartments, where they are not likely to get tangled. The fabric or velvet, for its part, will prevent it from moving due to use of the drawer and can even absorb humidity, thus limiting the deterioration of the jewelry.

How to choose a good jewelry shelf?

When you get a drawer to store your necklaces, make sure it is enough to hold all of your jewelry. You should also pay attention to the materials used in its manufacture. These must be strong enough to offer optimal protection.

On the other hand, the material which comes into contact with the jewelry must be sufficiently flexible to absorb the effect of inertia generated by the opening and closing movements of the drawer. For this reason, it is highly recommended to opt for a velvet covering . This material is also effective in protecting precious pearls and jewels from scratches.

What is the point of choosing adjustable drawers?

Many jewelry drawers allow users to adjust their compartments. These storage systems are generally made of plastic, with adjustable sides, in order to change the size of their compartments. Plexiglass jewelry shelves are the most recommended, because they will not damage the components of your necklace.

On the other hand, tablets made of low-quality materials can release harmful fumes and cause discoloration of certain metals. They can also dull the luster of a variety of precious stones, and even have a corrosive effect on certain precious metals. Plexiglas therefore remains the perfect material to choose for storing your necklaces.

The jewelry storage tray

Instead of the drawer, you can store your necklaces in a jewelry storage tray and place it in your wardrobe. From the inside, this famous tray looks exactly like a drawer. Its compartments can also be personalized according to your needs. This storage tool is ideal as an additional item, if you are short on space or want to use your drawer for other purposes.

That said, it is important to note that the trays generally remain open. They therefore offer neither the same protection nor the same level of insulation provided by drawers. This option nevertheless remains viable, especially for necklaces that you wear daily.

Some important tips for storing your necklaces

You can store your necklaces in several different ways. Whether you use hooks or compartment shelves, you can always improve the storage of your favorite jewelry. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you do this more effectively:

  • To preserve the shine of your necklaces, place them in a place with low humidity and at room temperature. This will have the effect of eliminating the risk of mold stains appearing on precious metals. If your bedroom is next to your bathroom, it is imperative to always store your jewelry in an insulating box. Also remember to ventilate the room regularly.
  • Make sure your necklaces do not come into contact with other jewelry, especially if they are made from other precious metals. This will considerably limit the corrosion effect that can be generated by friction between two or more different types of metals.
  • Never expose your necklaces to direct sunlight. In fact, the sun's rays can end up dulling their color in the long term.
  • When storing your necklaces, avoid using plastic bags. This material is well known for trapping moisture and favors the development of mold. If you have to store your necklaces in bags, use fabric, velvet, or cotton instead.
  • If you are caught by rainy weather, avoid putting away your jewelry upon your return. Before that, take the time to dry them by first using a soft cloth, then leaving them in the open air for a few minutes. Do not place them next to the heater to dry them. The heat risks damaging them, especially if they are fake jewelry.


As you will have understood, storing your necklaces can be a delicate task, but now that you know the main methods, you will no longer have any trouble storing them properly.

All you have to do is choose the storage tool that best suits your needs. For example, if you are one of those who are in a hurry, opt for a system that promotes the accessibility of jewelry. On the other hand, if you live in a humid environment, focus on protection and insulation.

Don't forget to choose a velvet covering for your drawer or tray compartments to prevent necklaces from tangling. By applying our advice, your necklaces will be able to preserve their shine for many years.

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