You may feel passionate about jewelery, if it is yours or a loved one's. There are a lot of things to think about when talking about jewelry. How to care for it or wear it, for instance. This article will help you to find those answers.
Avoid using harmful substances like bleach, ammonia, acetone, turpentine and the like to clean them. These can erode both the color and the materials of your jewelry.
Ensure you are certain how to keep your jewelery in one place so it is not damaged. Keep pieces separately by using compartments, boxes, hooks and holders. Avoid just throwing them into a box in an unorganized manner. Not only will your necklaces become hopelessly tangled, you risk harming any fragile pieces as they bump and scrape against each other as you search the box.
Keep jewelry stored safely and away from both air and humidity. It's best to store it in a closed box, like a jewelry box, or a drawstring bag. Both air and humidity can lead to tarnished metal. Precious metals can easily be polished, but non-precious metal needs a special polish.
If you are shopping unmarked sterling silver jewelry, then by all means bring a magnet. If the piece you are examining is not silver and is made from non-precious metal, it will be attracted to the magnet. Sterling silver always has some sort of stamp to indicate it is sterling. Be wary of pieces that lack any silver hallmarks, as this is an indication that they're not genuine sterling silver.
Make sure you know what kind of gem you are getting when you are buying jewelry. Gems can be natural, imitation or synthetic. Imitation is plastic that is colored to looked like the stone, but natural stones and synthetic stones are real. Natural gemstones are mined, while synthetic gems are artificially grown.
When you are buying new jewelery, think about the stones you want to get. Choose pieces that have stones which express your personality and those that make you feel great when you wear them. Choose neutral colors that will easily match any outfit you decide to wear. Buying a stone that you will never wear is pointless
Caring for your jewelry properly is important; you should definitely give it some consideration. Different kinds of jewelery will require you take care of them in different ways. What is beneficial to one stone or setting may hurt another. If you can't find information about caring for a specific piece of jewelry, consult a trusted jeweler.
Buy jewelry on sale whenever possible. You can save big money with the right sale. You can snag a sweet sale by perusing your neighborhood shops, checking the classified ads, or even going online. Buying styles that are waning in popularity is often an excellent way to save money on original jewelry.
Men are not the only ones who become overwhelmed by the variety of gemstones and metals available in the world of jewelry. Women have also reported confusion about the best ways to buy, wear and store jewelry. You will hopefully feel a little more confident when you tackle your next jewelry