For me it is important to keep jewelry easily available--out of sight out of mind. I would like to know what kind of storage systems you like to use for different types of jewelry, including fine jewelry that is attractive to burglars but not so valuable you feel you need to keep it locked in the bank.

Last week I got out all the jewelry I have at home and sorted and cleaned it. I found pieces that may be back in style again. Now I'm trying to figure out how and where to store it. Our house was burglarized a few years ago and they took everything that was stored in our walk in closet as well as our safe, which was a small one and wasn't bolted in. They must have been disappointed when they opened it: old letters from my grandfather and funeral tapes, along with pink slips and a few papers there for fire protection.

I'm going to do some photo posts soon to get your opinion on which older pieces are still wearable and ideas on wearing them. Right now I'm longing for some rather expensive fashion jewelry I've seen in the last few weeks, but I don't want to buy stuff that will go along gathering dust with a lot of other unworn pieces.

Also I have different hair color now.

Here's a photo with one piece I still have from the mid-70s. It is braided gold with a tassel. I've thought of have the tassel made into a pendant. The gold is an off-gold color and the choker is braided strands. This is from a cruise--I think in 2004.

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