No matter if you received, bought or inherited a piece of jewelry, the jewelry world can be downright puzzling. Without being given the necessary information, it can be hard to know where to start. You will find the information you need to become an educated consumer in the article outlined below.
Store your jewelry carefully. The right jewelry box that has separate compartments, hooks and holders to keep the pieces apart is the best choice. You should never simply throw your jewelry into a box in a messy pile. Storing them improperly can damage the fragile pieces, and necklaces can get tangled with other pieces.
Jewelry should be stored in an air-tight and humid free area. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Certain metals begin to tarnish when exposed to humidity. While precious metals can be polished back to their original luster, non-precious metals are only coated in which case polishing causes the copper metal underneath to show through.
Be sure to pay attention to details like type of metal and shape. Once you are aware of their preferences, you will be in a better position to determine what to buy them.
If your “giftee” is a unique person, try finding a special piece that is crafted specifically for them. Pieces that match their personality will highlight your thoughtfulness and creativity, especially since you care for them enough to purchase jewelry for them.
Before you buy, ask if the gemstone has been treated, and the method for doing so. Care for your gemstone is different, depending on how it was previously treated. You want to avoid putting a solution on jewelry that has been treated, particularly if you do not know whether or not it will hurt the piece.
As you have read, jewelry has a myriad of various aspects. That said, if you read carefully and know what you are buying, you can pick only the best pieces and care for them properly. Welcome to the colorful, powerful and rewarding world of jewelry and adornments! Use these guidelines as soon as possible to ensure that you get off to a good start.