Deciding which pieces of jewelry to purchase for yourself or as a gift can be a daunting task. If perhaps you would like to get a present for a loved one, you will enjoy the information provided it this article.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. Using boxes, hooks, holders, and compartments is very effective for ensuring the pieces stay separated. Don’t throw piles into a box. Not only will your necklaces get all tangled up, you risk damaging all your fragile and fine jewelry pieces.
Take a magnet and a keen eye with you when you head out to purchase any jewelry made from sterling silver. You can detect fake sterling silver with the magnet, since non-precious metals are drawn to magnets. Sterling silver always has some sort of stamp to indicate it is sterling. If the piece is not hallmarked in any way, be leery of its authenticity because oftentimes it is a sign of a fake.
Good jewelry will last a lifetime. Whenever you buy jewelry, make sure you go to a reliable, experienced dealer, so you know you’re getting an outstanding piece of jewelry. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. A reputable jeweler will be able to provide you with a full background of the piece, including where the stones are from and who made it. Take your time when selecting a high-quality piece if you want it to last you for a long time.
Do they often wear hoop earrings, or stud earrings? Do they show a preference for white or yellow gold? This will give you a good idea of where to start when purchasing that special item.
To help maintain its appearance, take good care of it to keep it from getting tarnished. Never wear your jewelry when you are going to be near water. Many metals can become tarnished, rusty or dull when exposed to water too often. Apply clear nail polish to your jewelery as an added protection.
Take stones into consideration when you go to purchase new jewelry. Choose a stone that goes well with your skin tone or the kind of clothes you wear and reflects your personality. Think about how the stones will work with your style, and pick neutral colors that go with everything in your wardrobe. As long as you’re spending money, it makes more sense to purchase something that is functional as well as beautiful.
Now that you know more about jewelry, you will be able to make wise design and color decisions. Any quality jewelry piece will be an investment for the years ahead.