You will need to have an understanding of how the selling and buying of jewelry works before you jump into the field yourself. You will now wonder where you can start.
Always keep your jewelry in a place that doesn’t experience extreme temperatures or humidities. To keep your jewelry properly protected, store it in a drawstring bag or jewelry box. Humidity and air tends to cause precious and non-precious metals to tarnish. It is possible to polish precious metals, but polishing non-precious metals will damage the coating, which makes the copper that metal was covering show.
Arm yourself with a magnet and a magnifying glass when shopping for sterling silver jewelry. Use the magnet to detect fake jewelry; real silver will not be attracted to the magnet, but the cheaper metals will. In addition, sterling silver pieces are always stamped with silver hallmarks indicating such factors as the degree of purity, the manufacturer’s symbol, and the date of manufacture. Some of the most common hallmarks are “925, “ster,” “sterling,” and “sterling silver.” If there is no marking on the piece, it may not be sterling silver.
Before buying a new item of jewelry, do a little research on recent trends. One of the few things that can enhance the appeal of a lovely piece of jewelry is knowing that it came at a great discount!
Keep your jewelry from getting tarnished in order to keep it looking it’s best. When wearing your jewelry, you should avoid exposure to water. Metals will often tarnish or rust when in contact with water. Clear nail polish can be used to protect your jewelry if you apply a very thin coat of it on your pieces.
This article has now showed you how important it is to put effort into your research, when looking to buy or sell any jewelry. We have provided you with some great tips that offer a solid starting point. Use them well and you’ll be on the way to successful purchases and sales.