After you have gotten dressed, have you ever thought, “what is missing?”. Everything is matching, and you look great; however, the right thing to make the whole outfit look perfect is missing. The one thing that is missing is your jewelry. With one simple piece of jewelry, you can make your unease melt away.
Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia and acetone that may permanently damage your jewelry. Doing so can destroy enamel finishes, while clouding stones and crystals.
Store your jewelry carefully. Keep pieces separately by using compartments, boxes, hooks and holders. Never simply throw piles of jewelry in a box. Fragile jewelry could easily be damaged by doing this, not to mention the nuisance of having to untangle necklace chains that could get caught together.
When you are shopping, think about the color or type of gem you want to buy. Gems are divided into three main categories: imitation, synthetic and natural. Imitation has little value, as it is generally plastic, while synthetic and natural are considered to be real gems. Natural gems are dug up from the ground, and synthetic gems are man-made in a lab.
Take the time to notice what kind of jewelry they already wear. For example, if they wear earrings, are they hoop or studs? Do they prefer white or yellow metals? This should give you a grasp of their tastes, and some ideas about what to buy for them.
Make sure a piece of jewelry is still in style before you buy it. If there is one thing better than finding the perfect, most heart-stopping bauble, it would be snagging the piece at a wonderful price!
Make sure you take precautions to stop your jewelery from losing its shine. Don’t take your jewelry into the water, regardless of whether you are showering or hitting the beach. This could cause your jewelery to rust or become more dull. Clear nail polish, applied in a thin coat, can give jewelry some added protection.
It’s great that you love costume jewelry, but make sure you evaluate the condition of any piece you plan to buy. Many costume pieces are a great investment and can be quite costly, but costume jewelry that has too many signs of wear will not keep their value over time. A piece of costume jewelry that has been treated well can be a treasure for years to come.
Jewelry is an excellent way to accentuate any outfit. Well-chosen and well-maintained jewelry can be the key to making your appearance elegant, no-nonsense, or light-hearted. Then, next time when you’re deciding what to wear, remember to add some jewelry to your outfit.