How to Display Jewelry

Three Methods:Selecting Items to DisplayBalancing the DisplayMaking Household Objects into Displays

You may be wanting to display jewelry for your store, for a stand at a flea or craft market, or for your own personal collection in your home. Your jewelry should be displayed in an appealing and attractive way whether it is decoration or you are trying to sell it. You can opt for an elegant and traditional jewelry display or you can be creative with household items to create a display unlike any other.

Method 1
Selecting Items to Display

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    Purchase jewelry display items. You can purchase many types of display items in many colors for your jewelry online. You can buy busts for your necklaces, bracelet displays, earring hangers, rings stands, and many other pieces to show your jewelry off in an elegant way. [1]
    • You can purchase different colored covers for your displays. This allows you to easily change the display color with the season or for the piece of jewelry.[2]
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    Choose a simple background for your jewelry. The cloth on the table under the jewelry and the color of the display items should bring your jewelry out. Create contrast between the jewelry pieces and their background. Don't camouflage your jewelry with similar colored backgrounds.
    • Diamonds, crystals, and other clear gemstones should be presented on a plain, dark background.
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    Select the pieces you display carefully. Don't cram too many pieces onto one display. The jewelry is not a part of the display; it is the display. Be careful not to divert the attention away from the signature pieces with too much clutter. Each piece of jewelry should get the attention it deserves.[3]
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    Choose the appropriate jewelry for each display. Don’t hang a small necklace on a large bust or small earrings on a tall earring stand because it draws attention away from the jewelry. Match the sizes of the display pieces with the sizes of the jewelry pieces. [4]

Method 2
Balancing the Display

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    Make sure your display is balanced. You don’t want to have all white jewelry display pieces then have one thing that is a bright color. Make sure everything matches and flows well. Also make sure to keep the height balanced. Don’t have all tall displays on one side and all short displays on the other side. [5]
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    Add elevation to your display. Use tall block display pieces to create elevation in your display. By creating different levels within your display, you are adding a sense of motion and avoiding a monotonous display. You can highlight your best items by placing them on higher platforms. [6]
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    Add light to your display. Your jewelry will sparkle if you add light to your displays. You can place your display under a pendant or specialty light. These options can be installed to hang directly over a display. This will give your overall jewelry presentation a dramatic effect. [7]

Method 3
Making Household Objects into Displays

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    Use a picture frame for necklaces and earrings. Take the glass out of the picture frame and replace it with lace, cork, chicken wire, mesh, or peg board. You can use the holes in the material or tacks on the cork to hang necklaces and earrings. Hang the picture frame on your wall or lean it against something on a table. [8]
    • If you want, you can paint the picture frame first.
    • Glue wallpaper over the cork or leave it exposed.
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    Put your jewelry in tea cups and saucers. You can use tea cups and saucers as elegant jewelry displays. Place rings and bracelets inside the cups and hang earrings off of the sides or off of the handles. Get mismatched cups or use a tea set for your display. [9]
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    Create a display with unique knobs. Hang different types of door or cabinet knobs in a row on a piece of wood or directly on the wall. Have your large necklaces hang from the knobs. You can use different knobs or they can all look the same. [10] You can find unique knobs at vintage or antique stores and at home stores. A great place to get knobs is the clothing store Anthropologie.
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    Use bowls and trays. Get colorful or decorative bowls and trays to display your bracelets. You can lay the bracelets out on the tray or stack them in the bowls. Alternatively, using clear glass bowls will allow you to see what jewelry is inside of the bowl and is elegant. [11]
    • Put trays on small stands to add elevation to your display. [12]
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    Use old kitchen supplies for your jewelry. Use a ceramic egg crate to display your rings. The tiny indents for the eggs are perfect for holding rings. The white ceramic makes rings stand out. Old muffin or cupcake trays work great for bracelets and brooches. Leave the exposed metal or spray paint the tray to match the flow of your display. [13]
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    Use books for elevation. Create elevation to your display by using hardcover books. You can stack the books and place your jewelry display pieces on top of them to make your display have more variety. Use old vintage books or new books with colorful and unique backs. [14]

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