There is a lot of time and information that goes into buying and selling jewelry. You need to know what kind of jewelry you want, or what price you should ask for a piece you are attempting to sell. This can make it hard to know where to start.
Be careful when storing all your jewelry together. Using boxes, hooks, holders, and compartments is very effective for ensuring the pieces stay separated. Don’t just toss your jewelry in a pile. This not only harms the fragile pieces, but it can also cause items, such as necklaces, to get badly tangled up with the other pieces of jewelry.
Keep your jewelry in a relatively air-tight container, and minimize its exposure to humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Air and humidity will make the metals in jewelry tarnish. Polishing will work to restore the color and shine for precious metals, but with non-precious metals, polishing will not help the change in color.
Quality jewelry should stay beautiful forever. When you are ready to chose your next selection of jewelry, make sure you find a reputable dealer that will make sure that you find a high-quality piece. Jewelry should display exemplary craftsmanship and be well-made. Make sure the jeweler is able to tell you the history of the piece, including who created it and where any stones come from. A quality item of jewelry will last a lifetime or more, so take the time to do your research.
Always ask the jeweler about an insurance policy before buying a new piece of jewelry. Then, you will have peace of mind knowing it can be fixed or replaced if anything happens. There are jewelers who offer insurance for misplaced or lost jewelry, too.
You need to pay attention to care and maintenance if you intend to build up a costume jewelry collection. If you do not maintain the piece, it will depreciate in value. Maintaining a piece of costume jewelry’s condition preserves the beauty and value that attracted you in the first place.
Try wearing the item for a little while to see if it is comfortable and hangs correctly. You’ll also be able to get a better idea of the piece’s durability.
To maintain the shine and finish on your jewelry, do not put it on until you’ve done your hair and makeup. Putting jewelry on prior to applying makeup or hairspray allows gunk and grime from your beauty products to settle on the jewelry, leaving it dull and potentially harming the finish. Especially keep this tip in mind for necklaces or earrings.
You have seen that the process of buying and selling jewelry will take some effort, work and research so that you will be able to buy the items that you are looking for, or sell your jewelry for a profit. Keep all the tips fresh in your mind, and you will find success.