If you want to give a special lady a truly memorable present, then jewelry is always well received. Here are a few tips about how to pick the right jewel for any type of woman.
Try using a polishing cloth on all of the jewelry in a collection. This is an easy way to get shine without chemicals and solvents. You just have to polish each piece the same as you would polish glass using the two-sided cloth. Use the polishing side first and, then the other side to make your jewelry shine.
Store your jewelry carefully. Boxes, holders, compartments, and hooks are all valuable tools for storing jewelry safely. Avoid simply piling them on top of each other in a box. This can hurt very fragile jewelry, and tangle necklaces or bracelets.
Keep your jewelry stored somewhere that is free from humidity or air. Keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or in a box that is made for jewelry. Being submitted to extreme humidity and temperature can cause your pieces to tarnish. 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 you are shopping for diamonds, there are ways to compare the stones. Find a few reference pieces that you like, and see if other diamonds can do better. Be alert, since there are various ways to deceive consumers into thinking a diamond is better then it really is.
It's great that you love costume jewelry, but make sure you evaluate the condition of any piece you plan to buy. A piece that isn't in very good condition won't be worth it, and since you may be thinking of an expensive item as an investment, it's important to watch for wear and tear. A good piece will give you many years of happiness and even gain value over time.
When buying jewelry, think about what kind of stone would be right. The gemstone you choose should work with your skin tone and suit your personality. Colors should be neutral so that they go with most of your outfits. Buying something that does not work with multiple outfits is pointless.
Costume jewelry should be treated differently than your other jewelry. These pieces are often put together with glue, which does not last as long as other methods. Don't immerse costume jewelry in water, and never wash costume jewelery pieces with harsh chemicals. The best way to care for your jewelry is to use one damp cloth to wipe it followed by a dry one to dry it. This keeps costume jewelry looking its best.
One key thing to remember is to only put your jewelry on after you've applied your makeup. Makeup can gravitate dust and grime towards your jewelry leaving it to look dull. Doing this is particularly important when you are wearing a necklace or earrings, as they will brush against your makeup more than other jewelry.
As mentioned above, jewelry is a wonderful gift for a special woman, even when you're at a loss of what to get her. These tips can help you find the right jewelery that will complement the special lady in your life.