It can be well worth your while to thoroughly research any jewelry you are planning to buy or sell. It can be overwhelming to know exactly where to start.
Polish your jewelry regularly with a jeweler’s polishing cloth. This will give your jewelry shine and luster without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Use this two-sided cloth on your jewelry as though you were cleaning glass. First you should use the polish side, then use the shining side to really make your jewelry look stunning!
Do not clean your jewelry with chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. These chemicals can turn stones dull and even erode the enamel.
When you are shopping for diamonds, there are ways to compare the stones. Take a very close look at the piece you like, and then make the comparison to any others on your favorites list. Be alert, since there are various ways to deceive consumers into thinking a diamond is better then it really is.
Ask the jeweler what type of insurance is available for your purchase. This is to avoid any future complications. If anything were to happen you have yourself covered and to avoid complications with that jeweler in the future, they can replace or fix it for you if you run into problems. Some stores even insure jewelry against loss or theft.
Try wearing the item for a little while to see if it is comfortable and hangs correctly. You can also make a better estimate of the jewelry’s durability after trying it out.
Find out what the ideal methods are for maintaining each piece of jewelry you own. Different metals, stones, and settings have different needs to ensure proper maintenance. Each piece is individual in its needs so don’t assume what works well for one piece will work well for all. If you are unfamiliar with the correct way to clean or maintain a piece, consult a jeweler.
One key thing to remember is to only put your jewelry on after you’ve applied your makeup. Jewelry can become dirty and dull if you put it on too early, this is because incomplete makeup routines will transfer grime to it. This is particularly important in the case of necklaces and earrings.
Before you buy, ask if the gemstone has been treated, and the method for doing so. Different treatments require different types of care. For example, improper cleaning with the wrong method may damage the stone by stripping the treatment.
Both steam and dry saunas are included. Sweat, heat and water, can all damage jewelry. Even if permanent damage does not occur, wearing your jewelry during these activities increases the need to clean it.
Brand should not be the only consideration when purchasing jewelry. It will be difficult for others to tell where you purchased an item, and if you’re only buying something because of the name, it could very well be overpriced. There are excellent quality jewelry pieces from various brands.
Now you see how important it is to research jewelry in order to buy or sell it effectively. With these tips in place, you can start experiencing success.