Finding proper jewelry information and applying it to your life is not an easy task. Select only useful information instead of applying everything you read about. We’ve included only the most pertinent tips in this article so you can apply them to your situation immediately.
Do not use any chemicals on your jewelery stones. Natural acids won’t erode the enamel on your copper jewelry the way harsh chemicals can.
If you want to buy sterling silver pieces, use a magnet and examine the jewelry very carefully. If an item of jewelry is attracted by a magnet, it is not sterling silver! Only non-precious metals can be drawn to a magnet. True sterling silver will also have a mark on it to indicate its quality, such as “.925” or “ster”. If there is no hallmark, the piece is probably not authentic and may, indeed, be counterfeit.
Do some price comparisons before you commit to buying a piece of diamond jewelry. Take a look at the diamonds up close, then put it next to other pieces you are interested in. Be careful of tricks that jewelers use to make a diamond look bigger or better.
There are a lot of different types of stones to think about getting when buying new jewelry. Pick out stones that will reflect your personality and complement your skin tone. Choosing neutral colors can help them match anything you wear. Do not buy something that looks nice on the shelf but that you will never use.
Find out what the ideal methods are for maintaining each piece of jewelry you own. Different cleaning techniques are required for different types of jewelry. What works well with one type of precious stone may actually harm another. Consult with a jeweler if you are unsure exactly how to care for your own jewels.
You need to take special care of costume jewelry. A lot of the stones in costume jewelery are glued in and not set in. Don’t immerse costume jewelry in water, and never wash costume jewelery pieces with harsh chemicals. Use a damp cloth, then dry it with another clean, dry cloth. This will make your costume jewelry sparkle for weeks, months, or even years.
For those creative, quirky people in your life, shop for handcrafted original pieces. Giving a gift that requires thought and creativity will make it even more special.
Giving jewelery, or wearing it with style, is a matter of being properly educated. Now that some of the learning has been taken care of, enjoy some time looking for the right jewelry for you. Apply these tips and you will be successful in buying and taking care of your jewelery.