Many people are fervent when it comes to the subject of jewelry, whether it concerns them or someone they love. It helps to be somewhat educated about different jewelry pieces as, due to the huge variety of materials used in jewelry making, each piece can require different wearing and caring instructions. The tips provided here will help you gain valuable knowledge that you can apply as needed.
Avoid using things like bleach, acetone, ammonia, turpentine, and other related chemicals to clean them with. This can dull your stones and eat away their enamel.
Store your jewelry carefully. You can protect your jeweled investments with hooks, boxes and holders that keep each piece intact and prevent tangles. Don’t just put them in one huge, unorganized pile. Not only will your necklaces get all tangled up, you risk damaging all your fragile and fine jewelry pieces.
Jewelry should be stored in an air-tight and humid free area. For maximum protection you can choose to store them inside of a small drawstring or a closed jewelry box. Precious, as well as non-precious metals, will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity and air over time. Precious metals are capable of being polished until they are like new, while non-precious metals will not be able to be saved. This is because the non-precious metals are simple copper metal coated with the covering of precious metals, and when polished, they will allow the copper to show through.
Identify the kind of stone in every piece you consider. A stone may be natural, synthetic or imitation. Synthetic and natural are real stones, while the imitation ones are plastic that is colored. The only difference between natural and imitation gemstones is where they are made. Natural occur naturally, while synthetic stones are grown in labs.
Ask about a jeweler’s insurance policy before buying anything. Many stores offer a policy where you can bring broken or damaged jewelry back to the original jeweler for repair at little to no cost. Some jewelers will offer insurance on jewelry that might have been stolen or lost.
Test it out by wearing it yourself; you don’t want to give a piece that will be uncomfortable or awkward for the recipient. It will also allow you to test the piece’s durability.
There are a lot of different types of stones to think about getting when buying new jewelry. You should chose stones that reflect your personality, as well as complement your skin tone. Also think about what color clothing you wear often, and chose a neutral color that will match many of the outfits in your closet. Don’t even bother to buy something that doesn’t function properly.
The brooch adds a unique touch and a bit of your style to your outfit. Pin it to the middle of the waist or close to your hip.
Makeup isn’t for jewelry. Let your makeup dry before you put on a piece of jewelry. If you put on makeup after you put on your jewelry, dust and particles from the makeup will migrate to the jewelry, which makes it dirty quite quickly. Earrings and necklaces are especially prone to this kind of contamination.
There are so many things to wonder about when it comes to jewelry – how much to pay, what style to wear, when to give, how to care for it – that it’s easy for anyone to feel a little overwhelmed. The advice you’ve read in the previous paragraphs will help make things easier for you when you make your next jewelry purchase.