The idea behind jewelery is almost as wonderful as wearing it. Jewelry captures happy occasions and special events, giving tribute to relationships between those that buy the jewelry and those that receive it. Expanding your knowledge about jewelry can make the buying and selling experience become more rewarding.
Try cleaning your jewelry collection with a polishing cloth. A polishing cloth is a very gentle way to get a good shine on all your pieces. Buff your jewelry with the two-sided cloth, just as if you were cleaning a glass. Use a two-sided cleaning cloth, one for polishing and one for shining.
Take care when you are storing your jewelry in the same place. It is better to use boxes, compartments, holders, and hooks for keeping pieces separate. Never simply throw piles of jewelry in a box. 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.
If you are shopping unmarked sterling silver jewelry, then by all means bring a magnet. To spot scams, see if the magnet attracts the piece. If it does, then shout “FAKE!” at the top of your lungs and move to the next store. Also, look to make sure that silver is hallmarked and stamped with .925, sterling or ster. If the item has no markings indicating its authenticity, then be wary.
Do your research before settling on one diamond. Take a close look at a truly top notch diamond, and then hold everything else you consider to that standard. Look out for tricks that make the diamond look better than it is.
To keep your jewelry looking great, take steps to prevent it from tarnish. Avoid wearing your jewelry near water. This could cause your jewelery to rust or become more dull. Apply clear nail polish to your jewelery as an added protection.
Buying, selling or owning jewelry, involves investing in something almost priceless, which is the memory itself. When an item of jewelry becomes an heirloom, it carries the emotions of it’s wearers from generation to generation – both sad and joyous.