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 Post subject: How do you store your stones?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Hi there,
I follow with big interest threads where users explain or show how they store their stones/collection.
I am wondering which is the best/nicest method for this. Because one thing is the clearness of the collection, one other aspect safety for the precious stuff and last but not least a few stones should be stored dark or dry or....

So I would be pleased to see or read how you keep your collection to get an idea how it could be.
I´m just rearranging mine in a seed box from a print office.
I will show some pictures the next days, because i´m just grinding down the cupboard to give him a better optic again :mrgreen:
But I´m looking forward to it, it has 22 layers with about 150 different sized compartments for each layer.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:53 am 
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Properly locked away in area behind alarm system connected to security company. KISS model.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:10 am 
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@Conny
for sure, if you have precious stuff or trade with the gems.
How do you store your "normal" stones, like garnets, or stones which are not that worthy?
Or don´t you have such stones? :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Gem boxes have always worked for me
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:37 am 
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So just finished most of the grinding.
The inlays are with white foam rubber... So plenty of space..

I hope i uploaded the pictures in the right way....


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:idea: That certainly looks like it should suffice.

I actually have a similar chest of drawers which used to be used by an engraver for letters.

Sadly the chest is too big to fit in the safe because I always thought it would make an excellent storage unit for gems.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:05 am 
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@Barbra
yes this cupboard is also from an engraver/printer for letters.
for sure bringing this cupboard into a safe is a problem also :mrgreen:
We will see....

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I do have many stones in gem boxes like Barbra yet even more in old fashioned gem papers (envelopes). Yes I do have a lot of cheap stuff and synthetics for reference. Most are stored same way. I do not want to loose them either. All gemstones are worthy of a decent storage. Even mini-grip (zip-lock) plastic bags work. Anything that makes the stones not rub together is good storage. IMO.

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Big safe with extra locks. Too much work to get in. Have not looked at stones in about a year.Image

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I too use gem jars and bury them under my puppy's water bowl


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When I was younger, I had a friend who kept his gems in boxes buried in his exotic tarantula terrarium.
I use a safe.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:22 pm 
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I store my gems in gem boxes and store the rough gem material in a safe protected by a alarm system and Alarm Company . Keep it safe, its all precious . Howard J. Shamy


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Barbra, that is so funny! :smt043

For my part, I can not even look in the direction where I know there is a tarentula. It is indeed the safest place.

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I moved from Florida to Wyoming.
Between the first movers & the
Person who broke into my storage unit
I thank God I didn't have my jewels in a safe.
I keep them in a undergarment drawer
that I keep stained yet launderd undergarment.
They most likely would have taken the safe.


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I have insurance that demands a safe as well as alarm system.

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