1. Care for your jewelry regularly. Normal wear and tear can wreak havoc on your valuables, so it’s important you care for your jewelry properly. It may be January, but if you have any plans to vacation this winter or live in a warm-weather destination, it’s important you’re careful with heat and light. Over time, some gemstones such as amethyst and topaz can fade or damage with excess exposure. Pearls and ivory tend to .