To get the jewelry that you want or need, you will have to do research to gain more understanding about jewelry in general. However, it can leave you scratching your head as to where to start.
Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, turpentine or acetone to clean them. Doing so can damage the shine and luster of the stones on your favorite pieces.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. Precious metals and certain gemstones will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity, so keep the away from this. Don’t throw piles into a box. Not only can it damage finer, fragile pieces, but it can also make a tangled mess out of chains.
Make sure you check into insurance policies when you make a jewelry purchase from a jeweler. In the unfortunate, but possible event that your jewelry gets damaged, the jeweler will be able to replace or fix it for you. There are jewelers who offer insurance for misplaced or lost jewelry, too.
If you wish to keep a piece of jewelry looking fantastic, preventing it from tarnishing is important. Exposure to water can affect the finish, so avoid it. Metals can become dull, rusty or tarnished if submerged in it. To give jewelry an added layer of protection apply a thin layer of clear nail lacquer.
You need to pay special attention when caring for costume jewelry. Many of their settings are glued instead of set. Keep your costume jewelery away from water or chemicals. Use a damp cloth, then dry it with another clean, dry cloth. This keeps dirt from building up and making your jewelry look dull.
If you have tangled necklaces, you can untangle them with ease. It’s easy to get frustrated when trying to get the knots out of a badly tangled necklace, but try using some plastic wrap before you call it quits. Lay the necklace on the plastic wrap, and then cover it with a thin coat of mineral oil or baby oil. Use a sewing needle to untangle the necklace. Rinse the necklace off as best you can and gently pat it dry with a soft cloth. Use soap only if it has been approved to not damage your jewelry.
As you can see, selling or buying jewelery requires you do your homework, and some hard work, so you can get the most out of it either way. With these tips in place, you can start experiencing success.