It is necessary to have a deep understanding of jewelry in order to buy or sell it. Perhaps you are not sure where to begin.
Be careful on how you store all of your jewelry together. Use a box that has several different compartments and hooks to keep your pieces apart. Avoid just throwing them into a box in an unorganized manner. Not only will your necklaces get all tangled up, you risk damaging all your fragile and fine jewelry pieces.
When you purchase jewelry, you are investing in an item that will last a lifetime. When buying jewelry, only buy from dealers with good reputations, so that you don’t buy a piece that seems durable, but really isn’t. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. A good jeweler can provide you with some background on the piece, such as who crafted it, where it was manufactured, and where any stones in it came from. Choosing a high-quality piece of jewelry is important, so that it will last forever.
If you buy jewelry from a jewelry store, ask if they offer insurance. If your jewelry becomes damaged, you can return it to the source and have it repaired. In some cases, insurance policies will cover lost, misplaced or stolen pieces.
Try out the jewelery by wearing it for a period of time, like a day, so you can see whether it’s uncomfortable or doesn’t hang as well as you hoped. You will also have the knowledge that the piece is not going to fall apart the first time the receiver wears it.
Special care is required for costume jewelry. These pieces are often put together with glue, which does not last as long as other methods. Costume jewelry should never be submerged in liquid, nor cleaned with chemicals. To properly care for it you need to use a cloth dampened with warm water. After wiping make sure to use another cloth to thoroughly dry it. This will make your costume jewelry sparkle for weeks, months, or even years.
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.
Before buying jewelry or a fine stone, find out if it was treated in any way. If it was, find out how. It is important to understand the varying treatment processes because each one requires a specific care regimen. For example, improper cleaning with the wrong method may damage the stone by stripping the treatment.
So, as you have seen, it is true that buying or selling jewelry requires research, work and effort so that you can buy the pieces that you want, or sell the pieces you have, for profit. Keep all the tips fresh in your mind, and you will find success.