Do You Know How to Pin Up Your Pearls?

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Whether you shine like Liberace with all of your accessories or only wear one signature piece of costume jewelry per day, each piece you own is probably precious to you, so you need to take care of them. Do you know what humidity will do to your metals or how your valuable diamonds can harm your other gemstones? Take this quiz to find out!

Which room should you never store your jewelry in?

While the kitchen is an odd place to keep your jewelry, it's the bathroom you should avoid.


What condition is bad for most jewelry?

While it's preferable to not expose your jewelry to extreme temperatures, it's humidity that will hurt it the most.


What does humidity do to sterling silver?

Humidity causes sterling silver to lose its luster and turn a darker gray color, a process called tarnishing. Fortunately, most tarnish can be removed with a jewelry cloth.


What does humidity do to gold?

While pure gold isn't corrosive, it's too soft to make jewelry out of, so it's often combined with stronger metals that are prone to corrosion.


How should gold and silver be stored?

Gold and silver should be stored in cotton jewelry bags, which help reduce moisture while allowing the pieces to breathe.


Which of these is the hardest gemstone?

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone in the world and virtually impossible to scratch.


Which of these is a softer gemstone?

Pearls are very soft and prone to scratching, so they should always be stored separately from other jewelry.


Which of these are the only gemstones to be found inside a living thing?

As you probably remember learning at some point in your childhood, pearls come from oysters.


True of False: It's OK to store gold with gold and silver with silver.

It's best to store all jewelry pieces separate from each other. Keep them in separate cotton bags, or at least separate compartments in your jewelry box.


Which of these should be added to your jewelry box to help absorb moisture?

Both silica and charcoal have moisture absorbing properties that will benefit your jewelry. Save silica packets that come with new shoes and just pop one in your jewelry storage.


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