There is no such thing as knowing too much about jewelry. Making one small mistake could cost you with a small fortune. The following piece contains some great advice on the topic. You will be able to more easily pick out and keep jewelery pieces looking great if you follow these tips.
Store your jewelry carefully. A better idea is to keep the pieces separate by using boxes, hooks, compartments or holders. Do not just throw them into piles in a box. This can damage fragile, delicate jewelry, and necklaces can become very tangled in other jewelry pieces.
Store your jewelry in a place that is not subjected to humidity extremes or open air. Some good examples of proper storage would be,a jewelry box that is closed, or a small draw string bag. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. You can restore the precious metals back to their former glory, but plated jewelry is different. Trying to polish those pieces can reveal the non-precious metals underneath, such as copper.
Know the type of gem you’re buying, when you buy it. There are different types of gems, including imitation, natural and lab produced. “Real” can mean natural or synthetic, and an imitation stone could be glass or plastic. A natural stone is mined from the earth, and a synthetic is a lab-created gem.
When you are shopping for a diamond, make sure to shop around and compare. Look at the pieces up close before purchasing them, and be sure to compare them to others. Don’t fall for any of the tricks used by shady dealers. They employ these tactics to make a diamond look better than it really is.
Before you buy a new piece of jewelry, look at what the current trends are. It is one thing to get a gorgeous bauble, but it is another to get it on sale!
To help maintain its appearance, take good care of it to keep it from getting tarnished. Try to keep your jewelry away from water. Many types of metal will become dulled, tarnished, or rusty when exposed to it. For added protection for your jewelry, try adding a thin coating of clear nail polish.
Esoteric people like to have handcrafted specialty pieces for presents. Purchasing a unique piece that matches his or her personality demonstrates how thoughtful and creative you are. This is what you should be expressing to someone you love enough to purchase jewelry for.
Investigate your gemstone to determine if it has been treated before you purchase it, and what type of treatment it had. The way to care for a stone differs greatly depending on how it was treated. You do not want to try to clean a treated gem with a solution that may strip the treatment and damage the gem in the process.
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.