It seems as if no matter how careful you are with your jewelry, you can’t help but to lose it every now and then. If you think you’re the only person that this happens to, think again. Many people have trouble keeping up with their jewelry. Imagine creating a Shutterfly bracelet, necklace or bangle and next thing you know, it’s gone. To give you a better idea of how common this is, here are several of the most popular ways that people lose their jewelry.
Cleaning and Cooking
You won’t believe how many people lose their rings, bracelets, and necklaces while cleaning and cooking. To avoid having a bracelet slip off your wrist and fall down a drain while you are washing vegetables or having a necklace get snagged on a curtain and break, you need to remove it before you start any household chores. Even if you are in the habit of removing it, make sure you are keeping it a safe area that is free from exposure to chemicals and dust, such as in a jewelry box.
One of the most unsettling ways jewelry can become lost is while you are shopping. It doesn’t take much to snag and dislodge a bracelet or necklace when you are brushing by people or in the midst of trying on clothing. Snagging causes jewelry to stretch and clasps to break, making it easier for them to fall off while you are unaware. To keep your jewelry from becoming someone else’s, keep an eye on it. Check your wrists and neck frequently to ensure they are still there. If they aren’t, frequent checking will enable you to locate them sooner, if at all
Playing Sports and Exercising
Engaging in sports, exercise and other high intensity activities is one of the leading ways jewelry can become lost. There is nothing wrong with wanting to accessorize while you working out or playing volleyball, but you need to realize your jewelry is not made to withstand such abuse from all of the jarring and sudden movements you’ll be doing. Err on the side of caution and remove your jewelry and put it somewhere safe until you are done exercising or playing to prevent it from becoming damaged and lost.
Traveling may seem like one of the least popular ways in which a person can lose their jewelry but it’s not. It’s very common for long necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings to come up missing, especially if you are in the habit of taking off your jewels when showering or using the bathroom. If you must remove any jewelry while you are on a plane, make sure you place it somewhere on your person and not on the sink or a ledge. The same goes for if you are staying in a hotel. Place any jewelry you decide to take off in a jewelry box or in your pocket for safe keeping. If you decide to put it in your pocket, wrap it with a soft cloth first to keep it from becoming accidentally damaged.
Never leave your jewelry out sitting somewhere unattended that includes in your home. It can attract the roving eye of an untrustworthy character who would love to make your jewelry their own. Even though your home is one of the safest places to keep your possessions, you should never keep jewelry out laying around. Instead, put it into a jewelry box and keep it in a safe when you are not home. This will help to keep your jewelry from being discovered and stolen. This is something you should do when you stay at a hotel or when you are at work as well.
You love your pets so much that they’ve become honorary member of the family. They are also an unknown threat to your jewelry, especially if you happen to have a dog or puppy. Do not leave your jewelry anywhere your pet can access it, not even for a few seconds. All it takes is for your pet to develop a taste for jewelry and in the bottom of his stomach is where you’ll find it, once you take him to the vet for gastrointestinal distress.
Now that you’re aware of the most common ways for jewelry to be lost, you can take some extra precautions to keep it safe. You should also consider insuring it just in case. You never know if you’re going to be find your lost jewelry until you do. By insuring it, you can get it replaced much sooner to save yourself the time and frustration that often comes with not having it.