You can never be too well-researched when it comes to purchasing jewelry. You could lose a lot of money through easily-avoided mistakes, if you don’t cultivate at least a little bit of jewelry know-how. These manageable tips will help. This information is going to help you take care of you jewelry and steer clear of potential mistakes that people commonly make.
Be sure that you store all of your jewelry safely away from air and humidity. Ideally, you should keep them in drawstring bags or in a jewelry box. Precious, as well as non-precious metals, will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity and air over time. Precious metals are able to be polished and retain their luster, but the non-precious metals have a coat, and polishing will cause the metal under it to show through.
Do some research on the gem in your new piece of jewelry before you buy. Three different kinds of gems are available for purchase: imitation, synthetic and natural. Synthetic stones are lab created jewels, while imitation stones are normally colored glass. Natural gems are dug up from the ground, and synthetic gems are man-made in a lab.
Most jewelry is intended to last for a life time. Choose reputable jewelry dealers when considering your next jewelry purchase. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. The jeweler you buy it from should be providing you with a provenance on the piece. Details of where it came from, what it is made from and who made it. Choosing a high-quality piece of jewelry is important, so that it will last forever.
Make sure a piece of jewelry is still in style before you buy it. It is better to get a gorgeous bauble on sale!
Put the jewelry on and wear it for a bit so you can describe the comfort and fit. You will be able to tell if it will hold up to wear and tear.
When buying new jewelry, carefully consider the stones. The right stone will enhance your skin tone and make a statement about your personality. Choose neutral colors that will easily match any outfit you decide to wear. Do not buy something that looks nice on the shelf but that you will never use.
Costume jewelry needs special care. Many pieces of costume jewelry have the stones glued on, for example. Keep your costume jewelery away from water or chemicals. The best way to clean these pieces are to wipe them clean with a damp cloth and dry immediately with another cloth. This will ensure that your costume jewelry looks perfect.
Putting on jewelry only after you have put on makeup and fixed your hair will keep it from being exposed to chemicals that could tarnish it. The small particles of powdered makeup can easily dull the shine of your jewelry. Especially keep this tip in mind for necklaces or earrings.
Buy jewelry on sale whenever possible. If the sale is a good one, you can save a lot of money. You will find advertisements for the sales in a variety of media mediums including on the net, in newspapers, and also in the stores themselves. Sometimes, if you buy a fashion that is not ‘up and coming’, you can save some money.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.