Jewelry has been with mankind forever, and the number of designs and options available continues to grow at a furious pace. This article will help you get started in choosing the right jewelry piece which will last you a lifetime.
Store your jewelry carefully. The right jewelry box that has separate compartments, hooks and holders to keep the pieces apart is the best choice. Do not just throw them into piles in a box. Not only can this harm the fine and fragile pieces, but things like necklaces can get severely tangled up with other necklaces or other jewelry.
Always keep your jewelry in a place that doesn’t experience extreme temperatures or humidities. It’s best to store it in a closed box, like a jewelry box, or a drawstring bag. Air and humidity will make the metals in jewelry tarnish. Precious metal jewelry can be polished to fix tarnish, but non-precious metals coated with a finish will never get back to their previous state.
Put on the jewelry to see if it hangs correctly, then wear it for a few hours to test the comfort. You will be able to tell if it will hold up to wear and tear.
You need to pay special attention when caring for costume jewelry. Many of the costume type settings are glued-in, rather than set-in. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with harsh chemicals. Use a gentle cloth, like microfiber, to clean it. One wet, then another, dry. This will keep any costume jewelry that you have looking great.
Makeup isn’t for jewelry. Let your makeup dry before you put on a piece of jewelry. The grime and dust in makeup are attracted to the jewelry, and if you put on the jewelry before the cosmetics, it can cause the pieces to look dull. This is even more necessary for earrings and necklaces.
Always look for discounts if you want jewelery. You can save big money with the right sale. Check for great sales online, in the newspaper, and even storefront windows. If you purchase something on clearance, you might save 50% or more off the original purchase price.
The tips above have hopefully cleared up some of the questions you have about jewelry. It should help you pick out just the right piece. There is a vast array of jewelry pieces available making it a bit of a challenge to select, give or care for one properly. Reading up on jewelry is a useful way to spend a little time educating yourself.