Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 32
by Rena Klingenberg.
Many people store their jewelry in the bathroom so it’s handy when they’re getting ready for the day. But is that a good place for jewelry?
Transcript of This Video:
Many people store their jewelry in the bathroom.
That way it’s handy while they’re getting dressed, doing their hair and makeup, and also there’s a convenient mirror in the bathroom.
However, the bathroom is probably the worst room in the house to store your jewelry.
First of all, the environment in the bathroom – it’s humid, steamy, it’s hot, then cold.
These conditions not only make metals tarnish faster, but they can also damage some jewelry components.
Also, personal care products that are used in bathrooms are damaging to jewelry.
Hair styling products, perfume, and any product you spray can also damage jewelry or build up a residue on it.
And the final danger to jewelry that’s stored in a bathroom is the risk of falling down the drain. And even if the piece of jewelry survives falling down the drain, it may not survive being pulled back out again.
So if you have friends or customers who store their jewelry in the bathroom, let them know that the best place to store jewelry is NOT the bathroom – but where the jewelry can stay dry, have stable temperatures, and avoid exposure to sprays, products, or airborne grease or gunk.
I’d love to hear how you store the jewelry you wear! Thanks for stopping by today, and I’ll see you soon.
The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:
Earrings: Czech glass and sterling silver, by Rena Klingenberg.
Necklace: Czech glass and sterling silver, by Rena Klingenberg. This necklace also features my handmade coil crimp covers (see the crimp coil tutorial) and egg-oxidized chain (see the egg oxidizing tutorial).