The concept of jewelry is nearly as beautiful as physical pieces of jewelry are themselves. Jewelry gives material form to memories and acts as a symbol of important relationships, such as engagements and marriages. Learn all you can about jewelry so you are able to preserve more memories longer and make either buying or selling it, a lot more rewarding.
Take a moment to consider how your valuable jewelry is stored and sorted. A better idea is to keep the pieces separate by using boxes, hooks, compartments or holders. Do not ever just throw them in a pile. Heavy pieces should not be placed in the same compartment with fragile pieces.
Don’t keep your jewelry in open air or someplace with a lot of humidity. Keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or in a box that is made for jewelry. Precious, as well as non-precious metals, will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity and air over time. Tarnish can be removed from precious metals like gold and silver, but they cannot be removed from other metals.
When you are shopping, think about the color or type of gem you want to buy. There are different types of gems, including imitation, natural and lab produced. Natural gems and synthetic gems are real gemstones, whereas imitation is just an item of plastic with gemstone colors. Natural stones are dug up out of the ground and synthetic ones are grown in a lab.
Prevent your jewelry from tarnishing so that it keeps looking great. If possible, remove your jewelry if you are around water. Water can cause some metals to lose their luster or to become tarnished or rusty. Applying a very thin covering of clear nail varnish to your jewelry offers an added degree of protection.
Your belt will get a little pizzazz if you accent it with a brooch like this. Pin it near your hip or your waist’s center.
Before you buy, ask if the gemstone has been treated, and the method for doing so. Gemstone treatment can affect the type of care the piece needs. Some cleaning solutions that work perfectly well on untreated gems can strip off treatments, and even damage stones, if you use them on treated gems.
Owning, purchasing and selling jewelry encompasses investing in an item that is almost priceless because of the memories it provides. Whether it symbolizes good times in the past or hopes for happiness in the future, all jewelry is freighted with human emotion.