As anyone who has ever watched Antiques Roadshow or Pawnstars knows, the monetary value of heirloom jewelry is a subject of open debate. However, the emotional value of an heirloom is something that no reality TV show can ever assess sufficiently.
These valuables, often in the form of easily losable jewelry, are an irreplaceable link to the past. They aren't something you can simply buy again in a store - their value comes from the stories and history attached to them. Mycube is itself, in a way, an heirloom - a business and set of values with over a century of history. This piece will explain how to best maintain and keep your heirlooms secure, and how to organize them to avoid misplacing them. This piece will also cover how Mycube can help give you peace of mind through the heirloom jewelry organization process.
THE FAMILY JEWELS… AND MORE
So what do you count as an heirloom? Well, that's actually entirely up to you! Family jewelry may be what you think of when you think of an heirloom. But this could just as easily be comic books, vintage toys, or old polaroid pictures. If it has sentimental value, it's an heirloom, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
You can have all the heirlooms in the world, but they won't feel like they hold much value to you if you don't know where they are. Dusty cardboard boxes in the attic aren't really the most accessible place to put heirlooms. And as the years go on, it can be quite difficult to remember which box held what exactly. If the heirlooms belong to an older generation of family members, this knowledge can be lost entirely with the passage of time.
This is why many choose to store their jewelry, and other small heirlooms, in a home jewelry safe. This lets you "centralize" those heirloom pieces in a place you know that they won't leave. Normally, a safe can be a bit of an eyesore, so you have to relegate your heirlooms to the basement. Thankfully, with Mycube, you can turn your home jewelry safe into a stylish home accessory. This means a safe you can proudly show off in your living areas - and heirlooms that will always be close at hand.
Of course, being in the safe business we're all about safety. Just by storing your heirlooms in a Mycube home safe, you're already protecting them from the dangers of theft. However, for a lot of heirlooms, you'll have to go the extra mile to make sure that they're in the best condition for future generations.
Care for some heirlooms is fairly straightforward. Paper heirlooms, such as letters or photos, shouldn't be bent. You'll also want to make sure that your safe is in a low moisture area. Plastic bags are always going to be your best friend when it comes to keeping out moisture.
If you're using your Mycube as a home jewelry safe, you'll need to plan a little bit ahead. Modern jewelry tends to be built fairly tough, but antique pieces need to be treated with extra care. You want to try to find a place for your safety with regulated humidity and temperature.
Diamond jewelry can actually scratch other pieces in your home jewelry safe. Turns out it's not just your pets you have to worry about scratching up your belongings - you can't even trust your own heirlooms! It's best to keep all your jewelry separated from each other in the safe.
Thankfully, good home jewelry safes, like the Mycube line, will come with the option to add soft microsuede jewelry trays that let you store your heirlooms with the confidence that they'll be just as you left them - and just where you left them, as well.