If you want to buy or sell jewelry, then it is important that you have an understanding of what you are doing in order to be successful. There is so much to learn, it can be hard to decide where to start.
The use of polishing cloths are helpful in cleaning your jewelry. In this way, you will not have to deal with chemicals or solvents while you achieve the shine you love. You can use the two-sided cloth to polish your jewelry in the same way you would polish a drinking glass. Use a two-sided cleaning cloth, one for polishing and one for shining.
Avoid using things like bleach, acetone, ammonia, turpentine, and other related chemicals to clean them with. Doing so can destroy enamel finishes, while clouding stones and crystals.
If you want to buy sterling silver pieces, use a magnet and examine the jewelry very carefully. Imitations will be attracted to your magnet. This is an easy way to recognize quality. True sterling sliver always has some sort of hallmark stamp on it, such as .925, sterling or ster. Silver jewelry that lacks a hallmark may be a fake or composed of other metals.
Always be aware of the type of stone you’re buying when dealing with gems. The three types are imitation, synthetic and natural. Synthetic stones are lab created jewels, while imitation stones are normally colored glass. The only difference between natural and imitation gemstones is where they are made. Natural occur naturally, while synthetic stones are grown in labs.
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!
As you can see, selling or buying jewelery requires you do your homework, and some hard work, so you can get the most out of it either way. With these tips in place, you can start experiencing success.