5 tips for personalizing your jewelry box

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Coco Chanel once said: “Accessories are what make or mark a woman”. However, she also said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing out.” Both statements are sound, sound advice from a woman no one can argue with about style or taste. If you’re like a lot of people, your jewelry box is full of pieces that no longer suit your tastes or that you simply don’t wear anymore.

You may be at a crossroads where you’re ready to simplify your life and declutter the things that no longer serve you, and your jewelry collection is no exception; If that sounds like you, keep reading for important tips on customizing your jewelry box and collection into something you’ll find great joy opening every day.

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Start by sorting

The first step to personalizing your jewelry collection is to gather everything in one place and toss it (or lay it carefully) right in front of you. From this point it is easy to start sorting. Any broken parts that aren’t worth fixing and outdated parts that you’ll never wear can immediately be put away for the trash. Then create loads of parts worth fixing and have a section for items you can still wear yourself. Remember, for any parts that need to be repaired; it is best to take them immediately to a reputable jeweler to get quotes on the repair work and start the repair process.

Organization is key

For items you decide to keep, be sure to honor them. Organizing your jewelry box is essential for several reasons. When everything is in place, it’s easier to see, which means you’ll wear it more often. Organizing your jewelry also prevents tangling and tarnishing. Investing in a jewelry box or jewelry dresser is essential if you don’t already have compartments that will make organization easier. Keep similar items together – charms with charms, rings with rings, necklaces hung appropriately on hooks, you get the idea.

Regular cleaning

The same way you clean your house weekly or at least once a month, you want to keep your jewelry collection clean. That means investing in a jewelry cleaning solution and the tools to keep them looking their best. While a patina is nice on a vintage turquoise and sterling silver ring, you don’t want to tarnish a silver chain you’re wearing. When your jewelry is clean, you will wear it; instead of seeing a piece that you love, but it’s dirty, and so it sits there unworn and continues to tarnish. Be proactive in taking care of the jewelry that matters to you, so it’s ready to wear when you want it.

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Iconic pieces

As mentioned earlier, Coco’s quote about making a woman holds true with our jewelry when we define what our signature pieces are. Signature pieces are best because you usually leave them on, you’re known for them, and they complement your signature personality and style. These timeless and precious pieces also often become heirlooms within families. Taking care of your signature pieces is essential; if you don’t fix and clean anything in your collection, these demand your attention.

Personalize it

While the personalization areas above focus on caring for and preserving your collection, personalized jewelry is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Whether you opt for a signet ring with your initials or a nameplate necklace with your child’s name, personalized jewelry is a timeless way to give your jewelry collection a personal touch. After all, twenty years ago, SJP made the iconic “Carrie” necklace a must-have for women. Today, all these years later, people still support this recognizable style. Customize multiple pieces from your collection; you will not regret it !

Investing in your jewelry collection and honoring it with care and storage is an investment that will pay for itself in spades. Not only will you use your coins more, but you will also cherish them more! Follow the advice of the iconic Chanel and let your jewelry make you! Jewels are the icing on the cake of any fancy outfit, so don’t leave without them!


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