You must know what you’re doing or do the research prior to shopping for jewelry in order to make a good purchase. Perhaps you are not sure where to begin.
Get a polishing cloth for your jewelery. This is a natural way to shine all of your jewelry without relying on abrasives or other harsh chemicals. Use this two-sided cloth on your jewelry as though you were cleaning glass. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
Keep jewelry stored safely and away from both air and humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Humid air affects the metals in jewelry and causes tarnishing. Precious metals can often be polished to remove most tarnish. Non-precious metals often have a single coat of metal. Therefore, polishing them can remove the coat and show the copper that is found underneath.
You should expect good jewelry to last the rest of your life, and possibly beyond. When choosing your next piece of jewelry, be sure to deal with a reputable dealer to ensure you attain a high-quality piece. A high-quality piece of jewelry should be well-made and show superior craftsmanship. The jeweler that you purchase the item from should give you the history of the piece, as far as who made it, and, if there are stones on the item, where they came from. It is essential to purchase high-quality jewelry if you want it to become a treasured heirloom passed down for generations.
Always ask the jeweler about an insurance policy before buying a new piece of jewelry. If your jewelry becomes damaged, you can return it to the source and have it repaired. Some jewelers have insurance policies that cover lost of stolen jewelry, also.
Wear the jewelry around for a day or so to be sure that it fits right and is comfortable. This also helps you to see its durability.
Pay attention to the quality and type of gemstones in a piece when you’re looking at buying new jewelry. Choose pieces that have stones which express your personality and those that make you feel great when you wear them. Also think about what color clothing you wear often, and chose a neutral color that will match many of the outfits in your closet. It’s a waste of time buying something that you won’t wear regularly.
You need to know how to care for each piece in your jewelry collection. Various settings, types of metals, and gemstones need different types of care to protect them and make sure they get cleaned properly. What works for a certain kind of stone may not work for another. Speak with a knowlegeable jeweler if you do not know the best way to take care of your jewels.
As you can see, it does indeed require some knowledge and effort for both the buying and selling of jewelry. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to being successful with them.