Like so many other people, I wear my jewelry on a consistent basis. The every day wearing of jewelry is a common enhancement of beauty in our culture. Each piece holds a special remembrance or significance to the individual who wears it, though it may or may not hold any monetary value. My toe ring is special because my dear husband bought it for me. He and I thought that a simple gold band on my toe would enhance my classic look. However, because my toes are super skinny (much unlike the rest of my body), it comes off after a few steps. I dare not risk loosing this valuable piece of jewelry by wearing it on my toe, so I have decided that it would look nice on my pinky finger. Interestingly enough, my pinky finger is just the right size.
Then there are my treasured wedding bands, both of which contain multiple diamonds. I shall always keep these precious items. They represent love, sacrifice and eternal hope that both my husband and I have in our relationship. The bands have been welded together to keep them straight. I also wear a simple bracelet that is made of a gold chain and a simple gold plate that has a diamond on it and the word “oneness” engraved on it. On the backside of that plate there is another engraving of our wedding date. He gave this gift to me after we had attended a marriage conference and they had stressed the value of “oneness”. A few Christmas’s ago, he gave me a diamond tennis bracelet. I love that bracelet and I save it for special events. I know it must have cost him a small fortune.
However, having all these beautiful pieces of jewelry and wearing all of them leads to soap, dirt, and oil from the skin being built up on these gem and, short of taking them back to the jewelers to be cleaned, I’ve not found anything that would give them the shine they so deserve. A shiny diamond ring will catch anybody’s eye but a dirt encrusted piece will dull the onlookers eye.
While I was contemplating this dilemma the other day, I was also loading up my dishwasher. The thought came to my mind that I sure wish they would make a metal wire basket that was suitable for jewelry to be placed in, and the dishwasher could clean it up for me. This basket would have to have an almost screen-like mesh to it with a lid. That would be perfect for jewelry. It would allow the water and dish detergent to get to it without losing it. Hopefully the jewelry would be stable enough so that no diamonds or gems would be lost during the process.
Then I got to thinking about other things that could be placed in the dishwasher with the right kind of basket. Things like small knick knacks, earrings and health and beauty utensils. I can only imagine what could be done with small wire baskets.