- Estée Lalonde
You know those things that you just never get around to? Sorting through your sock drawer, re-organising your desktop, cleaning out the fridge? Well, don’t worry. You don’t have to do any of those. No, we’re going to embark on something much more fun and infinitely more satisfying. That’s because last week we joined along for the ride as Estée organised her entire jewellery collection. And by entire, we mean all four Estée Lalonde x Daisy collections.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) you probably don’t have quite as much jewellery as Estée, so it won’t take as long. It’s a relaxing yet productive way to spend an evening in, accompanied by a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and Netflix on in the background. Not to mention a great way to rediscover and bring back into circulation some of your old favourites. When Estée was going through hers, she picked out her Octagonal Necklace and Rising Sun Frame Necklace, both from our first-ever collection together, as pieces she couldn’t live without.
So, if your drawers are as messy as hers (and we know ours are) read on:
What you’ll need:
- A silver cleaning cloth (for your silver jewellery)
- A microfibre cleaning cloth (for your gold jewellery)
- Jewellery boxes or jewellery organisers
1. Start by dividing your collection into separate piles of gold and silver, and then into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
2. Then, match all of your pieces up. Whether that’s putting your earrings into pairs, fastening all your necklaces and bracelets, and affixing wayward butterflies.
3. Next, take out your silver cloth and microfibre cloth and get cleaning! If you’ve got silver pieces that are looking a bit tarnished you can be a bit more heavy-handed. Snake chains in particular really benefit from a light polish. Prepare to be as amazed as Estée with how just one wipe will completely transform a piece from tarnished to gleaming.
4. If you’re organising your gold pieces, make sure to use a microfiber cloth instead as a silver cleaning cloth may be too harsh. You want to be really careful, to prevent removing any of the gold plating. Just give them a light buff to make them shine.
5. Once you’ve cleaned all your pieces and they’re looking brand new, lay them out in their newly organised piles. It’s an opportunity to take a look at what’s missing from your jewellery box. Ask yourself, “what would I wear that with?”. Not sure? Take a look at our layering sets for inspiration.
6. Now’s the time to place your newly cleaned, newly organised jewellery back into your jewellery boxes, organisers or drawers. Make sure you separate your metals to avoid tarnishing and if possible, keep your necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets separately. If not just to make the process of finding them easier!
Now, whilst we’re all buying gifts for others (or people are buying gifts for us), is a great time to get organising your jewellery box! Pieces like the Estée Lalonde Interlock Chain Necklace really upgrade a look and go with absolutely everything whilst her Unity Ring Necklace makes the perfect meaningful gift. And, if you’re worried about getting a friend or relative a piece of jewellery but you don’t know what they would like? According to Estée, “Just do it! When my friends get me jewellery I love it! It meant so much to me.”
Spotted something that’s missing from your jewellery box?
Why not take a rummage through our latest collection, Together. The whole ethos was to pull a look, well, together so we’re sure you’ll find the piece you’re looking for. Or perhaps you’re just after the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one. If so, take a browse of these can’t go wrong meaningful gifts. Whatever you get up to: happy organising, happy shopping, and most importantly, happy holidays!