To get the jewelry that you want or need, you will have to do research to gain more understanding about jewelry in general. There is so much to learn, it can be hard to decide where to start.
Jewelry is best stored in an area with low humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. Tarnish can be removed from precious metals like gold and silver, but they cannot be removed from other metals.
When you purchase jewelry from a jeweler, ask about their insurance policy. That way, if something were to happen to your jewelry, you can easily bring it back to the jeweler who will fix or replace it. Sometimes you can even get replacement coverage for loss or theft.
It’s great that you love costume jewelry, but make sure you evaluate the condition of any piece you plan to buy. Costume jewelry, while expensive, can be a great investment. However, if a piece shows wear it will lose value. Pieces that are in great shape will fetch you better prices down the road, should you choose to sell them.
You should try and wear the jewelery once to see if it will hang on you right. You can also make a better estimate of the jewelry’s durability after trying it out.
When buying new jewelry, carefully consider the stones. Try to choose a stone that meshes well with your taste or personality. Also, consider what looks good on you. Pieces in neutral tones work well with any item in your wardrobe. You want to have plenty of opportunities to show off every piece.
Costume jewelry needs special care. Many embellishments on costume jewelry are only secured with glue rather than set into the piece. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with abrasives. For best results, use a warmed, damp cloth to wipe your jewelry and then use another cloth to dry it. This helps keep costume jewelry looking sparkling clean and new.
Before buying any jewelry, think about what you will use it for. There is no need to purchase a large amount of jewelry that you never plan on wearing. Take time to consider the type of clothing styles and outfits you plan on wearing with your jewelry purchase.
When selling a piece of jewelry online, you should aim to present the piece in an attractive manner. As the potential buyer cannot physically touch the piece, this is important so that the jewelry is presented in its best light. Take pictures of jewelry in an environment that will put the focus on just the piece, not the background.
Both types of saunas, dry and steam, should be avoided when wearing jewelry. Excessive moisture and heat can be damaging to jewelry.
Clearly, buying and selling jewelry successfully requires ample amounts of research and effort. With these tips in place, you can start experiencing success.