If you want to buy or sell jewelry, then it is important that you have an understanding of what you are doing in order to be successful. It can be overwhelming to know exactly where to start.
Before you buy a gemstone, ask what type of gemstone it is. Three different kinds of gems are available for purchase: imitation, synthetic and natural. While natural and synthetic stones are the real deal, imitation stones are made to look like a real gemstone, but could be anything from colored glass to plastic. They make synthetic stones in a lab, whereas natural stones come from the ground.
Jewelry is an investment that should last forever. It is important to invest in a quality piece of jewelry, so only work with respected and reputable jewelers. They should show a lot of craftsmanship, as well as be well-made. The jeweler should be able to give you a history on the piece, like who crafted it and where the stones came from if there are any. If you select high-quality jewelry, it will last you forever.
Your diamond shopping experience is missing something important if you are not comparison shopping. View the piece you are currently considering closely and then compare it against some other pieces that are in the running. Be alert, since there are various ways to deceive consumers into thinking a diamond is better then it really is.
Do they prefer to wear over-sized pieces or more delicate styles? Yellow gold or silver? This will give you a good idea of where to start when purchasing that special item.
Make sure you take precautions to stop your jewelery from losing its shine. When you are close to water, do not wear your jewelry. Many metals can become tarnished, rusty or dull when exposed to water too often. Painting a thin layer of clear-colored nail polish on your metal jewelry can add a protective barrier to it.
Going through a day wearing the jewelry will let you get familiar with how it hangs and whether or not it will be comfortable. Doing this also tells you how well it stands up to normal daily wear.
You will need to take special care when you are buying costume jewelery! These pieces are often put together with glue, which does not last as long as other methods. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with harsh chemicals. The best way to clean these pieces are to wipe them clean with a damp cloth and dry immediately with another cloth. This will clean off any residue and make it look like new, without damaging it.
Now you see how important it is to research jewelry in order to buy or sell it effectively. Add these tips to your arsenal of knowledge to make more informed choices with your own jewelry.