Have you ever gotten dressed up but still felt something was missing when you looked in the mirror? All of your clothing looks great, but where are your accessories? Or if you do have them, maybe they are just not the right ones. Jewelry is probably what is missing. Just one aptly chosen piece of jewelry will make your outfit complete.
Try to avoid cleaning it with harsh chemicals like ammonia or turpentine. You can turn your stones this way and it will eat away the enamel on the pieces.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. It is better to use boxes, compartments, holders, and hooks for keeping pieces separate. Jewelry should not be lumped together in a pile. Fragile jewelry could easily be damaged by doing this, not to mention the nuisance of having to untangle necklace chains that could get caught together.
If you want to buy sterling silver pieces, use a magnet and examine the jewelry very carefully. When you do this, you become able to find fake pieces of any type of sterling jewelry. You can use the magnet because non-precious metals actually are attracted by magnets. You can recognize sterling silver by stamps that say ‘.925’ or ‘ster’. If the piece that you are looking at is not hallmarked, this is usually the sign that it is a fake.
You should expect good jewelry to last the rest of your life, and possibly beyond. When you are shopping for your next piece, choose a reliable dealer. This can make all the difference in ensuring you get jewelry of the highest quality. A truly high-quality piece is one that is well-constructed and of superior workmanship. A jeweler should know about each piece he sells, including the person that made it, the origin of precious stones or other materials and other history, such as previous owners for antique or estate pieces. Making sure that it is high-quality will ensure that it lasts forever.
Observe them and see what jewelry pieces the happen to be wearing, such as necklaces, earrings, or rings. Also take note of any metals or stones they seem to prefer. Doing so can help to find the most special piece for the recipient.
Before committing yourself to a piece, do research to determine which styles are hot and which are not. The only thing better than picking up a gorgeous bauble is getting it on sale!
Be sure to at least inquire about the insurance that is available when you buy jewelry from a reputable jeweler. That way, if something were to happen to your jewelry, you can easily bring it back to the jeweler who will fix or replace it. You should also think about getting additional insurance in cause of theft or loss.
Beautiful jewelry is one of the best ways to give that finishing touch to your outfit. There are many types and styles of pieces that can make you appear fun, classy, or professional. Then, next time when you’re deciding what to wear, remember to add some jewelry to your outfit.