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9 Creative Ways to Store Jewellery

It is easy to amass quite a large collection of jewellery. To help you locate what you would like to wear with any outfit, a robust organising system is a must. Review these nine organising recommendations and choose the ones that appeal to you most. Certainly, your jewellery will be a dazzling finishing touch to any outfit.

a beautiful woman wearing diamond jewellery

Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace said, “Wear a fabulous smile, great jewellery and know that you are totally and utterly in control.”

If you share Donatella’s opinion, and you have a large wardrobe, then you also have a large jewellery collection. A variety of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings all ready to mix and match with the perfect outfit requires a well-functioning organisation system.

But before organising your collection, it is best to first declutter your jewellery and remove any accessories that are no longer in style or you no longer like to wear.

Declutter Then Clean Your Jewellery 

When decluttering your jewellery collection, separate the pieces into the following categories:

  • Jewellery and accessories you wear every day
  • Items you use for special occasions, like weddings, parties, and dates
  • Your most precious jewellery, including rare family heirlooms
  • Items that are tarnished or in need of repair
  • Items that you no longer want

Divide everything up into these categories, and consider selling, gifting, or donating unwanted items that are in good shape.

a chain being soldered by a jeweler

Take any items that need to be repaired to the jeweller. Anything that is tarnished should be cleaned with either a polishing cloth or cleaning product, such as dish detergent and lukewarm water. Keeping your jewellery clean will prevent further tarnishing in the future.

Separate Jewellery by Type of Metal

Believe it or not, the best way to store costume jewellery is different from how to store silver or gold. Furthermore, you should keep silver jewellery far away from gold. These metals will interact with one another, causing tarnishing!

You will see a few tips below on how to store silver jewellery, gold jewellery, and other fine or delicate pieces, like pearls.

9 Creative Ways to Store Your Jewellery

In a sea of jewellery boxes, bags, necklace trees, hooks, pegboards, and other solutions, which are best? While the options are plenty, it’s important to store certain metals properly. Regardless of your available space or preferences, these nine ways to store your jewellery will give you a variety of storage options: necklaces and earrings on a jewelry tree

1. Use Wall Trees For Everyday Jewellery 

Displaying your most frequently worn jewellery on a wall tree makes selecting your jewellery each day easy and convenient. A wall tree looks like rows of pegs or hooks, on which you can hang individual rings, bracelets, and necklaces.

2. Recycle Wine Bottles

Whenever you stumble upon a gorgeous bottle that you don’t want to throw away, repurpose it! For example, you can line up those bottles along your bureau or vanity and use them to display bracelets. Stack your bangles and bracelets up on the neck.

3. Place Silver in Boxes

The best way to store silver jewellery is to box it. Silver jewellery maintains its condition when placed in a box lined with felt. Silver is infamous for tarnishing when exposed to moisture, which is why you use felt to absorb any dampness.

Any larger silver pieces, such as layered necklaces or silver watches, can be kept in individual silver pouches or wrapped in a polishing cloth. However, even with perfect storage practices, silver still ages, so remove your silver once in a while to polish it.

4. Keep Fine Jewels Hidden

You know that place where you keep your Louboutin heels and Dolce Gabbana handbags? Put your precious gems there, too. Fine jewellery needs to be stored away from direct sun exposure and humidity. There are many precious stones that react poorly to UV light. Pearls, for example, should be kept in a wooden box with felt lining. Never store pearls in a plastic bag or box, because the plastic causes pearls to deteriorate faster.

Furthermore, do not store diamonds with other gems. While diamond studs can be placed in a cute dish on the nightstand, you should not put it with your sapphire ring. Diamonds can damage other stones and metals.

a close up of a stunning diamond drop earring

Safes make an ideal location for storing valuable and heirloom pieces of jewellery. In fact, you can even purchase safes specifically for jewellery storage, which protect your valued items from burglary, fire, and floods.

5. Designate a Jewellery Drawer

If you have an empty drawer in the closet or bureau, store your jewellery in it. Shallow drawers are best for jewellery, since felt-lined jewellery organisers fit perfectly inside. You can find jewellery organisers online that have differently sized compartments for rings, earrings, and necklaces. Sort your favourites into these slots then tuck them away, out of sight and away from sunlight, until you need them. Plus, drawers free up space on the top of your chest, vanity, or bureau for other things.

6. Utilise Table top Organisation

If you plan on storing jewellery  in plain sight or on a countertop, maximise any available vertical space. There are plenty of stackable boxes on the market that make excellent jewellery organisers.

If you have a lot of necklaces, bracelets, and watches, choose multi-tier organisers that use vertical space.

7. Copy Jewellery Store Displays

a tray with candles displaying earrings and some jewelry in a ceramic bowl

Ever notice how jewellery on display always looks stunning? Jewellery stores design their cases to catch your attention and keep you looking. But they also excel at efficient storage. In other words, think about your favourite jewellery displays and use that for inspiration.

Some examples include:

  • Marble coasters or tiny dishes to hold your favourite necklace or pair of earrings
  • Wooden trays for long necklaces or bracelets
  • Antique metal muffin tins or ceramic bowls for rings or earrings
  • Draping necklaces, anklets, and bracelets over a piece of quartz or amethyst

8. Select Rotating Jewellery Displays

A great way to keep all your essential jewellery in one spot is with a rotating jewellery display. These options are kind of like a lazy Susan or turntable, where you can swivel the display to find what you need. Many designs exist, some with hooks for longer necklaces or little slots for vertically lining up rings.

Again, stay away from plastic and instead use wood. If you want a clear rotating jewellery  display, go with acrylic.

9. Purchase a Jewellery Armoire

If you have enough space, store your jewellery in an armoire. This is an easy solution that provides enough drawers, compartments, rods, hooks, and shelves for everything in your jewellery collection, including your finer items.


1. How do you store jewellery  at home?

When organising and storing jewellery  at home, invest in a high quality jewellery box, preferably one that is stackable to save space. Cool, dry places are best for storing jewellery, because the fastest way to tarnish metals is to expose them to moisture and liquids.

a high quality jewelry box

2. Is it OK to store jewellery  in plastic bags?

No, storing jewellery in plastic bags is not recommended. When you store jewellery, such as gold and silver, in plastic bags, the metals will start to lose their lustre. Plastic bags are also not breathable and may turn your items yellow over time. The best way to protect your jewellery from damage is to store your valuables away from moisture, inside a beautiful jewellery box.

3. How do you store jewellery safely?

Keeping your glittering jewels and accessories safe at home requires some planning. Purchase a good jewellery box, and keep your finest jewellery in a climate-controlled location and out of direct sunlight. Avoid humidity, as well, as that can cause tarnishing. And, do not store your jewellery in plastic bags.

4. Should I keep jewellery boxes?

You do not have to keep the jewellery boxes that your rings, bracelets, and necklaces came in—unless you want to. Most of the time, those boxes start to pile up, causing clutter. The best method is to purchase a larger jewellery box to store all your precious jewellery inside. Keep only the boxes that you want and remove the excess.

5. How do you declutter jewellery?

Decluttering jewellery can be difficult, especially when there is some sentimentality attached to some pieces. The pieces that mean a lot to you can stay and should be kept somewhere safe, such as a high quality jewellery box. Choose the accessories that you use most often and store them somewhere convenient like on a wall tree. The jewellery that you have never worn or are not attached to can be sold or given away.

6. How do you store family jewellery ?

The best way to store important family jewels and heirlooms is in jewellery boxes with sufficient padding. Put the boxes somewhere climate-controlled and with low humidity. Keep your family jewellery away from direct sun exposure.

a collection of gold rings with semi precious stones and diamonds

It is easy to amass quite a large collection of jewellery. To help you locate what you would like to wear with any outfit, a robust organising system is a must. Review these nine organising recommendations and choose the ones that appeal to you most. Certainly, your jewellery will be a dazzling finishing touch to any outfit.

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