You can never learn enough about jewelry. Even the tiniest misstep could be the end of your jewelry – and your money. The following piece contains some great advice on the topic. The following tips will help you understand how to choose and care for beautiful jewelry pieces, while preventing some common mistakes.
Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, turpentine or acetone to clean them. This can cause the stones to lose their luster in addition to eating away the enamel on any of the pieces.
Jewelry is best stored in an area with low humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. Precious metals are able to be polished and retain their luster, but the non-precious metals have a coat, and polishing will cause the metal under it to show through.
Have shopping companions when you shop for diamonds. Find a few reference pieces that you like, and see if other diamonds can do better. However, be mindful that there are fraudulent ways to make the diamond look better than it is.
Watch to see whether they usually wear necklaces or bracelets, or if they prefer dangly earrings to studs. This will give you a good idea of where to start when purchasing that special item.
Check out the latest trends in jewelry before you pick up a new piece. If there is one thing better than a beautiful piece of jewelry, it’s finding that jewelry at a great price!
When collecting costume jewelry, pay close attention to the condition of any piece you are considering. Costume jewelry, while expensive, can be a great investment. However, if a piece shows wear it will lose value. A piece in good condition will be much more resourceful to you in the future.
Wearing the jewelry yourself can help you decide if it will be appropriate for your intended recipient. Doing this also helps you see if the jewelery is long lasting or likely to break easily.
Costume jewelry should be taken care of. That’s because a lot of the costume settings are not set-in; they have usually been glued. Don’t immerse costume jewelry in water or use chemicals on it. To clean your jewelry, dampen a cloth with warm water and gently wipe the item. Then use a clean, dry cloth to dry the jewelry. This keeps dirt from building up and making your jewelry look dull.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.