5 Genius Jewel Hacks Every Accessory Addict Needs! (Say Goodbye to Tangles & Dull Diamonds!)

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All jewelry and accessory addicts know these investment pieces need much care and attention. From storage options to regular maintenance, your sparklers will appreciate that TLC. Here are some more jewelry hacks to make your life easier:

1. Use straws to prevent necklace tangling

Long necklaces are the most challenging jewelry pieces to store because they are prone to tangling when kept together. To prevent tangles, thread necklaces using straws before placing them in a storage box.

Store your long necklaces inside a straw so they don't tangleStore your long necklaces inside a straw so they don’t tangle

You can also check out the many long necklace storage boxes at Amazon that help keep your necklaces from getting tangled and knotted.

This storage box can be used to store long necklaces so they don't tangleThis storage box can be used to store long necklaces so they don’t tangle

2. Go for dark metals when buying cheap jewelry

Cheap jewelry typically looks overly shiny, like glossy plastic, making it look fake and cheap.

Jules Smith Joan Left Ear Cuff & Stud Set and Alexis Bittar Pyramid EarringsLeft: Jules Smith Joan Left Ear Cuff & Stud Set, $25; right: Alexis Bittar Pyramid Earrings, $95

Instead of the usual imitation gold pieces, go for darker metals like these from Shopbop. They don’t only look more expensive but also last a little bit longer.

Lacey Ryan Long Rosary Lariat NecklaceLacey Ryan Long Rosary Lariat Necklace, $26.40

3. Use small pillows to store stud earrings.

A unique way to organize stud earrings is by sticking them into small pillows. This keeps them organized, and you can display them on the top of your makeup counter.

Jewelry display pillow cushion chain organizerJewelry display pillow cushion chain organizer

4. Brighten up a diamond with household items

Do you have an old diamond piece lacking a bit of shine? One of the quickest and surest ways to brighten up diamonds and other jewels is by brushing them lightly with a toothbrush and soap.

Gabriela Artigas White Diamond Stud EarringsGabriela Artigas White Diamond Stud Earrings, $264

5. Remove stains with beer and ketchup

What you can do with some household items in your kitchen is surprising.

Model showing off her jewelry while eating watermelonModel showing off her jewelry while eating watermelon (Credit: Jennifer Meyer Instagram)

Use tried and tested cleaners like white vinegar, club soda, and vodka to remove stains and clean your favorite jewelry pieces. Also, beer is great for cleaning gold pieces, and ketchup cleans silver well.

Michael Kors Astor Hinge Bangle BraceletMichael Kors Astor Hinge Bangle Bracelet, $115