There is no such thing as having enough information with jewelry. You could lose a lot of money through easily-avoided mistakes, if you don’t cultivate at least a little bit of jewelry know-how. The following piece contains some great advice on the topic. This information will help you choose and take care of your jewelry pieces and avoid some of the more common mistakes.
Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, turpentine or acetone to clean them. Harsh chemicals can destroy the enamel, and ruin the stones in your jewelry.
Notice what type of earrings they are wearing, including the shape and metal. Just paying attention to what they wear now will make buying for them much easier than asking a salesperson.
Before buying a new item of jewelry, do a little research on recent trends. Purchasing a new trinket to add to your collection is always delightful, especially if you find it on sale.
You want to ensure that your jewelry always looks its best so do everything you can to stop it from tarnishing. Keep your jewelry away from water. 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.
Having an ornate piece at your waist will naturally draw eyes by adding interest. Pin it in the center of your waist or towards your hip.
Before you buy, ask the jeweler if and how the gemstone was treated. Different treatments come with different requirements for cleaning and storage. You can easily damage your gem, stripping the former treatment off, by cleaning it with the wrong solution.
If you’re in the market for diamond jewelry, make sure to comparison shop. Every diamond is uniquely different from another, and they each have their own flaws. You may not care too much about some flaws if you realize they’re difficult to discern. Furthermore, jewelers may be willing to extend a discount to compensate for certain types of flaws. You can make the most of your investment if you take the time to comparison shop and hunt down the best diamond that falls within your price range.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.