Have you ever gotten dressed, seen your reflection in the mirror, and wondered what was missing? You wear matching socks, a snazzy outfit, and you tied your shoes, yet there is a hole in your ambiance. Jewelry is probably what is missing. Even the simplest piece of jewelry can pull your outfit together.
Polish your jewelry regularly with a jeweler’s polishing cloth. This is a very easy way to make them shine and not have to use any type of chemicals or solvents. To clean your jewelry, obtain a soft two-sided cloth and gently rub in a circular motion. First, use the polishing side to polish it up, then use the other side to shine it.
Keep jewelry stored safely and away from both air and humidity. Keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or in a box that is made for jewelry. Air and humidity can cause the metals that the jewelry are made of to tarnish. 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.
Notice what type of earrings they are wearing, including the shape and metal. By doing this you should have a good idea what to buy them.
If you buy jewelry from a jewelry store, ask if they offer insurance. Then, if something actually happens to the jewelry, you can return it or have it repaired. There are some jewelers that will also have insurance plans for pieces that get lost or stolen.
Keep your jewelry pieces looking beautiful by protecting them from tarnish. For example, avoid taking your jewelry somewhere it can get wet. Exposure can result in tarnishing, rusting or dulling of different metals. If you are looking to protect your jewelry from the ill effects of water, try applying clear nail polish, just a thin layer, on the piece itself.
Take careful consideration when thinking of how you want to care for the jewelry you purchase. Jewelry is composed of different stones, metals, and settings that all require different care to be properly maintained. Not all jewelry should be cared for in the same way. Ask a jeweler when you do not know how to take care of your jewelry.
Before you purchase gemstone jewelry, you should first determine if and how the stone was treated. There are several different types of treatment, and each one needs it’s own type of care. You want to avoid unknowingly cleaning the gem with a chemical or solution that could strip off the protective treatment.
As this article shows, jewelry is always the perfect accessory to complete your outfit. Jewelry comes in many styles, from casual to formal, all designed to enhance your appearance. Before you walk out the door, put on a piece of jewelry to make sure you are looking your best.