There is no such thing as knowing too much when it comes to jewelry, especially when what you know is useful, practical and extensive. Even a seemingly trivial mistake could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Following are some sensible tips regarding the issue. Here’s where you can learn about how to choose and take care of jewelry, and avoid making costly mistakes.
Get a polishing cloth for your jewelery. This is a natural way to shine all of your jewelry without relying on abrasives or other harsh chemicals. All you do is polish it like you would a glass with the two-sided cloth. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
Steer clear of ammonia, bleach or other strong chemical solvents when you need to clean these items. Doing so can destroy enamel finishes, while clouding stones and crystals.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. A drawstring bag or closed box offers the best protection from moisture in the air. Certain metals begin to tarnish when exposed to humidity. Precious metals can easily be polished, but non-precious metal needs a special polish.
Before you buy a new piece of jewelry, look at what the current trends are. You will enjoy your jewelery even more if you can get it on sale.
If you buy jewelry from a jewelry store, ask if they offer insurance. In the unfortunate, but possible event that your jewelry gets damaged, the jeweler will be able to replace or fix it for you. Some jewelers have insurance policies that cover lost of stolen jewelry, also.
Put the jewelry on and wear it for a bit so you can describe the comfort and fit. You can also make a better estimate of the jewelry’s durability after trying it out.
Costume jewelry does require some special care. Many of their settings are glued instead of set. Don’t submerge costume jewelry in water or clean it with harsh chemicals. Use a gentle cloth, like microfiber, to clean it. One wet, then another, dry. This will assure that you costume jewelry will continue looking great.
When buying jewelry for a one-of-a-kind person, buy them something equally unique. Look for something that fits their personality. Purchasing a unique piece that matches his or her personality demonstrates how thoughtful and creative you are. This is what you should be expressing to someone you love enough to purchase jewelry for.
An attractive brooch can increase visual interest and accent your waist. Place the broach in the middle of your waist for the best effect.
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.