Ever desired a perfect jewelry accessory to accentuate an ensemble with a “pop” of color? Or maybe you want to buy a gift for a close friend. You are sure to find useful advice in this selection of tips and tricks.
When you are shopping for a diamond, make sure to shop around and compare. Look at what you want very closely, and keep that in mind so you can compare it with other diamonds you look at. There are many ways to make a diamond look better than it really is.
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. Noticing these things lets you choose jewelry more suited to their tastes.
Special care is required for costume jewelry. Many of their settings are glued instead of set. You want to avoid using strong chemicals or immersion baths on your costume jewelry. 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 helps keep costume jewelry looking sparkling clean and new.
For a special and personalized gift, have a jewelry piece custom made for your recipient. Pieces that match their personality will highlight your thoughtfulness and creativity, especially since you care for them enough to purchase jewelry for them.
When you are looking for new jewelry, the first thing to do is to check what is on sale. Finding a store offering extreme markdowns is a way to realize tremendous savings. Sales can be found online, in store windows, or in your local newspaper. If you purchase something on clearance, you might save 50% or more off the original purchase price.
You can untangle delicate necklaces that have become knotted. Instead of giving up a knotted chain as hopeless, try using plastic wrap and some clear oil. Apply baby oil or mineral oil to your necklace after placing it on the plastic wrap. Needles can be used to untangle it. Use ordinary dish soap to remove the mineral oil and let dry.
If you are in the market for an expensive item, be sure to shop around and research the reasons for any price variances. Any quality jewelry piece will be an investment for the years ahead.