Do you feel like something is missing when you look at yourself in the mirror? Everything is matching, and you look great; however, the right thing to make the whole outfit look perfect is missing. The solution is probably good jewelry. Even the simplest piece of jewelry can pull your outfit together.
Don’t use acetone, ammonia, turpentine, bleach, or other harsh chemicals for cleaning them. This will result in damage to both the stones and the metal of the piece.
Keep your jewelry in a relatively air-tight container, and minimize its exposure to humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Certain metals will be tarnished when exposed to humidity or air. 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.
When purchasing sterling silver, take along a good magnifying glass, along with a small magnet. Precious metals, like sterling silver, will not be attracted to the magnet. True sterling silver will also have a mark on it to indicate its quality, such as “0.925” or “ster”. If the piece is not hallmarked in any way, be leery of its authenticity because oftentimes it is a sign of a fake.
Do they often wear hoop earrings, or stud earrings? Do they show a preference for white or yellow gold? This information will allow you to purchase that special piece that they will treasure for life.
Before committing yourself to a piece, do research to determine which styles are hot and which are not. Getting a great deal on beautiful bauble makes getting it even more enjoyable.
Ask about any insurance a jeweler may offer when you are buying jewelry. Look for a good policy that lets you return damaged items. There are jewelers who offer insurance for misplaced or lost jewelry, too.
Wear the jewelry piece for a day so that you can get an idea of how comfortable it is and if it hangs right. In this way, you will be able to tell if the item will withstand normal wear.
Costume jewelry requires specific care. A lot of the stones in costume jewelery are glued in and not set in. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with abrasives. For best results, use a warmed, damp cloth to wipe your jewelry and then use another cloth to dry it. This will clean off any residue and make it look like new, without damaging it.
A brooch will accent your belt and will instantly add visual interest. Pin it near your hip or your waist’s center.
As was stated, jewelry is a great complement to your outfit. There is a wide variety of jewelry on the market today, making it easy to select a piece that fits whatever type of event you are dressing for, be it an elegant party or fun excursion. To make sure you look your best, wear some jewelery!…Continue Reading