The concept jewelry has is almost as stunning as physical jewelry is alone. Milestones and major life events are often celebrated with jewelry, creating an unforgettable memory for both the giver and the recipient. Learning a little more about jewelry can help to preserve memories for even longer, and make buying and selling it, much more rewarding.
Don’t keep your jewelry in open air or someplace with a lot of humidity. For maximum protection you can choose to store them inside of a small drawstring or a closed jewelry box. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. Silver polishes work well to remove tarnish, but certain metals, such as bronze, may not polish well. The polish may remove the surface coating and then the metal underneath, such as copper, becomes visible.
Identify the kind of stone in every piece you consider. Gemstones come in three different varieties: natural, imitation and synthetic. Imitation is plastic that is colored to looked like the stone, but natural stones and synthetic stones are real. The difference here, however, is that synthetic is man-made in a laboratory while natural is found buried in the earth.
Compare lots of diamonds before you settle on one to buy. Start by finding what you like, and then begin comparing it with other pieces. Be aware that some dealers will use cheap tactics to make a diamond look better than it is.
Keep your jewelry pieces looking beautiful by protecting them from tarnish. Avoid wearing your jewelry near water. Many types of metal will become dulled, tarnished, or rusty when exposed to it. 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.
When buying new jewelry, carefully consider the stones. Choose pieces that have stones which express your personality and those that make you feel great when you wear them. If your wardrobe is made up of a wide variety of colors, choose stones of a shade that will match whatever you choose to put on. It’s a waste of time buying something that you won’t wear regularly.
Costume jewelry does require some special care. Costume settings are often glued-in as compared to set-in. You will need to avoid immersing your jewelry and make sure to stay away from the use of harsh chemicals. To properly care for it you need to use a cloth dampened with warm water. After wiping make sure to use another cloth to thoroughly dry it. This will ensure that your costume jewelry looks perfect.
Jewelry often has priceless memories attached to it. When an item of jewelry becomes an heirloom, it carries the emotions of it’s wearers from generation to generation – both sad and joyous.