There is no such thing as knowing too much about jewelry. Making one small mistake could cost you with a small fortune. This article will help you avoid needless mistakes. You will be able to more easily pick out and keep jewelery pieces looking great if you follow these tips.
Use a polishing cloth to keep your jewelry clean and free from damage. This will allow your jewelry to shine without using chemicals. Simply use the two-sided polishing cloth to polish your jewelry the same way you would polish a glass. Polish jewelry with one side of the cloth, then flip it over and shine jewelry with the other side.
Don’t use things that contain harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, acetone or turpentine, to clean your jewelry. Harsh chemicals can destroy the enamel, and ruin the stones in your jewelry.
Take care when you are storing your jewelry in the same place. For best results, separate different pieces into different boxes, compartments or hooks. Avoid just throwing them into a box in an unorganized manner. This can harm delicate parts, and tangle some pieces with others, like necklaces.
If you are shopping for sterling silver jewelry, you’ll need a magnet and an eye for the real thing. Precious metals, like sterling silver, will not be attracted to the magnet. True sterling silver will also have a mark on it to indicate its quality, such as “.925” or “ster”. If you don’t see a stamp of any sort on a piece, then be wary of whether it is actually silver or not.
Compare lots of diamonds before you settle on one to buy. Look at the pieces up close before purchasing them, and be sure to compare them to others. Less-scrupulous jewelry sellers have many ways to enhance the appearance of a sub-par diamond, so you have to stay alert.
Check out the latest trends in jewelry before you pick up a new piece. The only thing better than picking up a gorgeous bauble is getting it on sale!
Make sure you check into insurance policies when you make a jewelry purchase from a jeweler. This is to avoid any future complications. If anything were to happen you have yourself covered and to avoid complications with that jeweler in the future, they can replace or fix it for you if you run into problems. Some stores even insure jewelry against loss or theft.
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.