It’s impossible to know too much about beautiful jewelry! If you make a mistake it can cost you a lot of money. Here are several very practical pieces of advice on the topic. With these tips, you can steer clear of potential pitfalls and have the best experience possible with buying, giving, and maintaining jewelry.
Get a polishing cloth for your jewelery. This method ensures your jewelry stays shiny without having to use any chemical cleansers or solvents. To clean your jewelry, obtain a soft two-sided cloth and gently rub in a circular motion. Use one side for polishing and the other for improving its shine.
Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia and acetone that may permanently damage your jewelry. This can cause your stones to turn and dull in color, along with eating away any enamel on the pieces.
You should always store your jewelry very carefully. Keep pieces separately by using compartments, boxes, hooks and holders. Avoid simply piling them on top of each other in a box. Heavy pieces should not be placed in the same compartment with fragile pieces.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. Some good examples of proper storage would be,a jewelry box that is closed, or a small draw string bag. Humidity quickly tarnishes both precious and non-precious metal. 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.
Before you buy a gemstone, ask what type of gemstone it is. Natural gems and imitation gems have been joined recently by synthetic gems, making three main categories. You have to know that imitation refers to colored plastic. Synthetic gems are grown in a lab, natural gems are dug out of the Earth.
Do your research before settling on one diamond. Compare the jewelery you like with others that are similar; make sure to examine the pieces closely. Be careful of tricks that jewelers use to make a diamond look bigger or better.
Discover whether they wear studs, hoop earrings, or some other type of jewelry. This way, you know where you should start when buying a gift.
Before you think about picking up new jewelry, check into what the latest trends are to get a sense of what’s of value. If there is one thing better than a beautiful piece of jewelry, it’s finding that jewelry at a great price!
Keep your jewelry from getting tarnished in order to keep it looking it’s best. One of the best ways to keep your jewelry looking beautiful is to avoid wearing it in water. This could cause your jewelery to rust or become more dull. If you are looking to protect your jewelry from the ill effects of water, try applying clear nail polish, just a thin layer, on the piece itself.
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.