Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings - they may sound so simple in words but these items often come with worlds of meaning and importance. Because of how much they mean to us, it’s vital to keep in mind the seven deadly sins of jewellery ownership!
1. Never wearing a certain piece
Everyone plays favourites with jewellery, but don’t forget about those pieces you don’t wear very often!
Take a look through your current collection and remind yourself why each piece is special, and see if you can wear each of them at least once during the upcoming month. If you truly think you won’t ever wear it again, consider having it remade by a professional jeweller into something you can cherish.
2. Uninsured jewellery
Insuring your jewels should be the first thing you do once you get them home. This is especially true for items with higher price tags such as your diamond engagement ring, as it will protect you for the cost of replacement in case of damage, loss or theft.
3. Never treating yourself
There may come a time when you have that coveted set of pearl earrings, jangling charm bracelet with many gorgeous mementos, and a diamond ring that sparkles enough to make the stars envious.
So when you spot something stunning in a Hennings window display, you might tell yourself that you already have some gorgeous jewels at home. Sound like you? Don’t forget to treat yourself, be it for a birthday or a Christmas or simply because you can! If it makes you happy, make it yours.
4. Never cleaning jewellery
A simple jewellery cleaner solution can be picked up at most jewellers or department stores, or you can bring your jewels in for a professional clean.
This will help keep them shining and sparkling like they did when you first bought them!
5. Never getting jewellery inspected
Inspections are an important part of jewellery ownership. Your jeweller will check to make sure any stones are still secure in place, that the metals are holding up well, and that the piece is in good condition overall.
If you wear a favourite item daily, take it in to be checked every couple of years.
6. Letting jewellery become tangled
We’ve all had those moments where you wonder if you’ll ever wear a certain necklace again because it has become so tangled!
This is often the case during travel, and it can easily happen at home when you’re not too careful about putting jewellery away neatly. It often comes down to storage. Invest in a stylish jewellery box to house all your precious jewels, or a necklace tree to help separate those long chains.
7. Never taking jewellery off
It sounds counter-intuitive, especially when jewellery so often starts to feel like a part of you.
Yet, when you’re out digging in the garden in your favourite ring, or wearing a favourite bracelet while swimming in the ocean, it’s important to keep in mind that it may be better for the jewels to sit those activities out.