Elizabeth Taylor should have used an embroidery hoop.
Disclaimer: I don't embroider and have little or no hope of ever learning. Not to long ago I picked up a GIGANTIC embroidery hoop for .25. I just knew I was saving buckets of money but snatching it up at that price even though I had no idea what I'd ever use it for. Then the lightning bolt struck and I was thrilled I'd had the foresight to loosen the purse strings for those .25.
I pinned the hoops, bracelets and necklaces with long stick pins and poked most of the earrings straight through the heavy-duty cotton fabric. As long as you use strong cotton/canvas fabric, the fabric should support almost any necklace, earring or bracelet. Frankly, I'd forgotten I owned more than half of these pieces since they were previously kept in one big box, in your basic, standard, nightmarish tangle.
I think you'll agree this is much, much better, even if they Taylor/Burton diamond is conspicuously absent.