Have you been thinking about venturing into the world of jewelry? Perhaps you want to pick out a present for a friend. Whatever your needs, you will be helped by the advice given in this article.
You never want to use bleach, ammonia, or any other cleaning solvents that are not designed specifically for cleaning jewelry. This will result in damage to both the stones and the metal of the piece.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. Trying putting them in a box with a tight-fitting lid or a bag that has a drawstring closure. Air and humidity will make the metals in jewelry tarnish. It’s possible to restore precious metals through polishing, but lesser-quality metals may suffer permanent damage.
If you are looking to purchase sterling silver jewelry make sure that you have a magnet with you and a good eye. By using the magnet you can quickly determine if the jewelry item is made of a cheaper metal and not sterling silver. Sterling silver should always bear a stamp that says Sterling, Ster. or .925. If there is no marking on the piece, it may not be sterling silver.
Jewelry should be a purchase that truly lasts a lifetime. 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. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. The jeweler you buy it from should be providing you with a provenance on the piece. Details of where it came from, what it is made from and who made it. It is essential to purchase high-quality jewelry if you want it to become a treasured heirloom passed down for generations.
Before you buy a new piece of jewelry, look at what the current trends are. If there is one thing better than a beautiful piece of jewelry, it’s finding that jewelry at a great price!
Keep your jewelry from getting tarnished in order to keep it looking it’s best. If possible, remove your jewelry if you are around water. Many metals can become tarnished, rusty or dull when exposed to water too often. Painting a thin layer of clear-colored nail polish on your metal jewelry can add a protective barrier to it.
This article should have given you tips on how to pick out jewelry and be sure that you have found the perfect piece, no matter the material. Any quality jewelry piece will be an investment for the years ahead.