Jewelry is an excellent choice for a gift for a special woman in your life. Here are some suggestions on how to pick out the right jewelery for your woman.
Separate your jewelry for storage to avoid getting pieces tangled. Using boxes, hooks, holders, and compartments is very effective for ensuring the pieces stay separated. Tossing all of your jewelry into the same box is a bad plan. Not only will your necklaces get all tangled up, you risk damaging all your fragile and fine jewelry pieces.
When you are shopping for jewelry in sterling silver, be sure to examine the piece closely, and take along a magnet for metal testing. By using the magnet you can quickly determine if the jewelry item is made of a cheaper metal and not sterling silver. True sterling sliver always has some sort of hallmark stamp on it, such as .925, sterling or ster. If the piece that you are looking at is not hallmarked, this is usually the sign that it is a fake.
What color gold do they seem to favor – white or yellow? Do they normally wear a bracelet? What type of earrings do they prefer – drop and dangle or studs? Take a mental note of this important information. Knowing their preferences will be an invaluable guide when you go out to buy them a special item of jewelry.
You need to know how to care for each piece in your jewelry collection. There’s an ideal way to clean every different type of setting and stone. What can be beneficial to one type of stone can actually cause harm to another. If you’re not sure of how to properly care for your jewelry, seek advice from a reputable jeweler.
Costume jewelry should be taken care of. Many pieces of costume jewelry have the stones glued on, for example. Costume jewelry should never be submerged in liquid, nor cleaned with chemicals. To clean your jewelry, dampen a cloth with warm water and gently wipe the item. Then use a clean, dry cloth to dry the jewelry. This keeps dirt from building up and making your jewelry look dull.
Apply your makeup and let it set before putting on jewelry. The grime and dust in makeup are attracted to the jewelry, and if you put on the jewelry before the cosmetics, it can cause the pieces to look dull. This applies to necklaces and earrings more than anything else.
As we have previously said, when you do not know what to buy your girl, try some jewelery. Use the tips here to take some of the mystery out of buying jewelry. Soon you will not have to rely on the counter person and you can confidently buy just the right piece for anyone.