Stress can take a lot of the fun out of shopping if you are seeking to purchase a costly jewelry piece. Each piece’s price depends on the materials it is made out of. For example, a perfect diamond set into a pure gold ring will be far more expensive than a fake diamond setting in a gold-tinted ring, made out of cheap metal. Someone who is not educated on jewelry may end up paying more than they should. These tips can help you be more knowledgeable about all aspects of purchasing jewelry.
Use a soft cloth on your jewelry as often as you want. This will allow your jewelry to shine without using chemicals. You use the special cloth to polish your jewelry just like you would polish your silverware. First, use the polishing side to polish it up, then use the other side to shine it.
Don’t use acetone, bleach, ammonia or turpentine to clean copper. This can cause your stones to turn and dull in color, along with eating away any enamel on the pieces.
Jewelry should be stored in an air-tight and humid free area. To protect your jewelry it is important to secure it in a small bag with a drawstring, or in a jewelry box that remains closed a majority of the time. Humidity quickly tarnishes both precious and non-precious metal. Precious metals are capable of being polished until they are like new, while non-precious metals will not be able to be saved. This is because the non-precious metals are simple copper metal coated with the covering of precious metals, and when polished, they will allow the copper to show through.
Before you buy a new piece of jewelry, look at what the current trends are. If there is one thing better than finding the perfect, most heart-stopping bauble, it would be snagging the piece at a wonderful price!
You should wear the jewelry for a few days to see how it feels and if it is comfortable. It will also allow you to see if it can withstand every day wear and tear.
Think about how best ways to look after your jewelry. Every metal, setting, and stone has different requirements when it comes to care. A technique that is effective for one type of stone or metal may actually cause damage to another. Ask a jeweler when you do not know how to take care of your jewelry.
Take good care of your costume jewelry. Many embellishments on costume jewelry are only secured with glue rather than set into the piece. Don’t let them go under water or clean them with strong chemicals, or you could dissolve the glue. Simply wipe it with a damp warm cloth, followed by a soft, dry cloth. This will clean off any residue and make it look like new, without damaging it.
Now that you have finished reading, you should be more knowledgeable about many different aspects of jewelry. By remembering the advice presented here, you could save a lot of time and money at the jewelers.