The Importance of Proper Jewel Storage

By: Jonathan Blocker

Whether you're a collector, investor or retailer or one of the country's professional jewelry wholesalers and dealers, it is recommended that such valuable pieces - including GIA wholesale certified diamonds - be stored in a way that keeps them secure and preserves the setting. Although diamond itself is virtually indestructible, some elements of the setting, such as silver, can be subject to tarnish, or surface damage. Gold especially is one of the softer metals and can easily be scratched - and as professional jewelry wholesalers will tell you, this can seriously affect the value of otherwise beautiful pieces.

Protecting Your Investment

Diamond wholesalers and retail diamond dealers alike understand the importance of not only protecting, but organizing their pieces in ways that make them accessible as well as secure. Pieces purchased for retail from jewelry wholesalers should be stored in an anti-tarnish container lined with a fabric that not only protects the gold finish from scratching and marring, but also displays the wares in an attractive way. A wise diamond dealer who offers jewelry pieces for sale in a retail store understands the use of contrast - a dark colored background - that allows pieces to stand out in all their brilliance.

Wholesale certified diamonds that have been analyzed and evaluated by a gemology lab find their way into a wide variety of settings ranging from simple engagement rings to elaborate necklaces and tiaras. Jewelry storage solutions vary according to the setting. For example, jewelry wholesalers may recommend a ring case. Typically lined with fine velvet in dark blue, maroon or even black, these boxes contain numerous slots into which your wholesale certified diamond rings can be placed securely, while the lid can left in a lifted position for an attractive display.

Showing It Off

When it comes to necklaces, diamond wholesalers and dealers often find a revolving jewelry stand to be an effective way to display merchandise in a way that is eye-catching and allows the customer to get a good look at what is being offered. While jewelry wholesalers may be less concerned with such matters (except at trade shows and expositions), jewelry retailers will find such a rotating display an excellent way to attract attention.

Keeping It Safe

It may seem obvious, but it bears mentioning that quality jewelry is an attractive target for thieves and burglars. Jewelry wholesalers and retailers alike understand the need for security; this is even more important for individual collectors and investors. Jewelry wholesalers may be able to recommend security solutions for your fine pieces; in general however, you will probably want some type of built-in safe if you have an extensive collection of valuable jewelry, and in fact, your insurance company may require it. If in doubt, ask a jewelry wholesaler, as such a person typically has extensive experience in the safekeeping of such merchandise.

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