By far the most famous elements of jewelry design, diamonds and pearls cement the staples in many a woman’s jewelry wardrobe. But what is the best way to protect these highly coveted jewels? Step one, of course, is getting a professional, written jewelry appraisal from a graduate gemologist. Step 2: apply common sense – keep your jewelry in a safe place at all times, have a set place to put your rings or earrings when you are doing something like showering or washing dishes. When traveling, wear as much as possible and keep your jewelry on your person or in a safe. When in doubt, don’t wear it out (much as we think jewelry deserves to be worn at all times!) This cute infographic has additional tips.