It is necessary to have a deep understanding of jewelry in order to buy or sell it. Sometimes you may be lost about where to begin.
Take a polishing cloth to each piece of jewelry in your collection. A polishing cloth is a very gentle way to get a good shine on all your pieces. Use the dual-sided cloth on your jewelry just as you would clean a glass. Use the side that is designated for polish, and the other to make it shine.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. To protect your jewelry it is important to secure it in a small bag with a drawstring, or in a jewelry box that remains closed a majority of the time. All metals will tarnish if they are subjected to too much air and humidity. Precious metals can easily be polished, but non-precious metal needs a special polish.
A piece of jewelry should be long lasting. Don’t buy jewelry from less than reputable stockists if you expect your pieces to be of the highest quality. You can tell when jewelry is of high quality, due to the excellent craftsmanship. The jeweler will be able to provide a complete history of the piece of jewelry, including who made it, and exactly where the stones originated. If you select high-quality jewelry, it will last you forever.
If you want to maintain the look of your jewelry, you should prevent it from becoming tarnished. Don’t wear jewelry near water. Metals will often tarnish or rust when in contact with water. Use a thinner coat of your clear nail polish on your jewelry for extra protection.
If you own costume jewelry, it is important to properly care for it. Costume jewelry is pricey and can retain its value in many cases, but pieces that are damaged aren’t worth much and aren’t worth the time to restore. A good piece will give you many years of happiness and even gain value over time.
You can use a brooch to make your belt stand out, since it is sure to be eye-catching. Think about placing it near your hip or at waist level.
Keep your jewelry unsoiled by only putting it on after all of your makeup has been applied. Dust from your makeup can end up on your jewelry, and this can make it look dull. This applies to necklaces and earrings more than anything else.
This article has now showed you how important it is to put effort into your research, when looking to buy or sell any jewelry. Use the information you’ve learned in this article to make successful jewelry acquisitions.