Jewelry has been in existence for eons, and the variety of designs is unlimited. You can find a piece of jewelry you will love by using the following tips.
Take a polishing cloth to each piece of jewelry in your collection. This will give your jewelry shine and luster without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. You just have to polish each piece the same as you would polish glass using the two-sided cloth. Polish jewelry with one side of the cloth, then flip it over and shine jewelry with the other side.
Don’t use things that contain harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, acetone or turpentine, to clean your jewelry. These chemicals can wreak havoc on your jewelry, from discoloring bands, to dulling stones, to eroding enamel or glue.
Take a magnet and a keen eye with you when you head out to purchase any jewelry made from sterling silver. You are able to detect fake pieces of sterling jewelry with a magnet, as non-precious metals are attracted by the magnet. Sterling silver always has some sort of stamp to indicate it is sterling. If you don’t see such a mark, you might want to reconsider the purchase. This is usually an indication that the piece is fake.
Jewelry should last for years to come. When you are ready to chose your next selection of jewelry, make sure you find a reputable dealer that will make sure that you find a high-quality piece. A truly high-quality piece is one that is well-constructed and of superior workmanship. Ask the jeweler about the history behind the piece and learn more about who made it, as well as the origin of the materials. Put effort into your choice, so you can be sure that the piece will last generations.
Always look at a number of different places when you are shopping for diamonds. Make a close-range examination of stones you find appealing, and contrast them with other likely purchases. There are deceptive tricks that can be used to enhance a diamond, so you need to be on the lookout.
Before you buy a new piece of jewelry, research the latest trends. Price a variety of similar items before buying an expensive piece.
Make sure you take precautions to stop your jewelery from losing its shine. When you are close to water, do not wear your jewelry. If you let some metals get wet too often, they can tarnish, rust or become dull. To give jewelry an added layer of protection apply a thin layer of clear nail lacquer.
Take extra care when you are untangling necklaces. If you are about to give up, get some baby oil and plastic wrap. Put the necklace on the plastic wrap and cover it with a little baby oil. Try using needles to start untangling it. 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.
The jewelry tips in this article will guide you in selecting the pieces that are appropriate for you. There is such a vast range of jewelry to pick from that it can all be a bit overwhelming. So make sure you do a little homework before you go shopping.…Continue Reading