5 minute fix: Untangle a necklace

Learn how to easily undo knotted necklaces and prevent tangles.

It is easy for your jewelry to turn into a knotty mess but you can restore your favorite pieces to their luster in just a few simple steps. Use what you have around the house to get the kinks out of your favorite jewelry.

  1. Place the chain on a hard, flat surface and apply a few drops of baby oil with a cotton swab to make it slippery, then loosen the links with your fingers.
  2. If the knot still won’t budge, use straight pins to reach places your fingers can’t.
  3. To avoid mishaps, store each piece separately in stackable ice-cube trays or on a jewelry tree.