Over the past few years, the value of gold has reached record highs – it’s no wonder it’s never been more attractive to thieves. Believe it or not, burglars are actually targeting the homes of British Asian families using metal detectors, in hope that they’ll get their hands on thousands of pounds worth of Indian jewellery. In fact, statistics show that over five years, more than £140million worth of Indian jewellery – sometimes known as Asian gold – was reported stolen across the UK.
With that in mind, it’s important that you know where to safely store your Indian jewellery and what’s more, how to correctly store it to ensure it keeps its quality.
Safely storing your jewellery
Indian jewellery isn’t just worth a lot of money but often, it’s passed down families, through multiple generations. It is exceptionally pure – usually 24 carats – and tends to be bought or given as wedding gifts. With such sentiment, knowing that it’s safe, 24/7, is priceless.
Here’s why the safety deposit boxes at Stonewall Vaults provide the ultimate solution for storing your Indian jewellery:
- Each safety deposit box is located in a purpose-built vault
- Round-the-clock security, providing peace of mind 365 days of the year
- Secure viewing rooms, so you can check out your jewellery in private and in your own time
- On-site CCTV, providing complete reassurance for clients
- Guaranteed that your jewellery will stay out of the sun and in a dry place
- Bespoke safety deposit box packages tailored to each customer
Storing your Indian jewellery correctly
While there are plenty of ways to store jewellery, some of those ways can actually harm your jewellery, causing it to tarnish, discolour or tangle.
Given the value of Indian jewellery – not just monetary but also sentimental – you should invest in proper packaging. Treat yourself to organisers, pouches and containers lined with breathable fabrics like silk, satin or velvet. You should avoid wrapping your jewellery using standard-fare tissue or butter paper, as this will actually ruin your items.
A top tip from us to actually keep each piece of jewellery separate, as putting the items together can cause long-term damage, scratches and tarnishing. Consider wrapping each individual item in breathable fabric, before placing them in the necessary containers.
Compartmentalise your jewellery, by separating your collection out into similar styles and storing them together. A great storage solution is stackable drawer organisers – these are a great way to stop your jewellery from getting muddled up and damaged, and perfect for storing your jewellery in a safety deposit box at Stonewall Vaults.
Lay your chains flat
To avoid knots or chains getting tangled, your necklaces and bracelets should be laid flat when storing.
Dry and out of the sun
To prevent discolouration or tarnishing, it’s vital that you keep your jewellery out of direct sunlight, in a dry storage space. Also, if certain gems and stones are exposed to severely high temperatures, this could result in cracking.
Keep your jewellery safe at Stonewall Vaults
Don’t become the next victim of gold theft and instead, store your Indian jewellery safety at Stonewall Vaults. Our safety deposit boxes provide peace of mind for you and your family.
Contact the friendly team at Stonewall Vaults today and find out how we can help keep your Indian jewellery safe.