Jewelery can be quite complex. Each piece has a different meaning and should be given or worn in a specific context. There is a huge amount of information available, and finding the best information may not seem to be worth the effort. The best tips you can get are here; read them right here.
Take a magnet and a keen eye with you when you head out to purchase any jewelry made from sterling silver. Precious metals, like sterling silver, will not be attracted to the magnet. Sterling silver will always be hallmarked with a stamp such as .925, ster. or sterling. If the piece is not hallmarked in any way, be leery of its authenticity because oftentimes it is a sign of a fake.
When purchasing jewels, you should understand which type of stone you are getting. A stone may be natural, synthetic or imitation. “Real” can mean natural or synthetic, and an imitation stone could be glass or plastic. Synthetic gems are grown in a lab, natural gems are dug out of the Earth.
Take note of whether they wear hoop earrings or studs, yellow gold or white gold, an ankle bracelet, etc. Just paying attention to what they wear now will make buying for them much easier than asking a salesperson.
Inquire about insurance for your jewelry when you purchase it from a jeweler. Look for a good policy that lets you return damaged items. There are even some jewelers that will cover the replacement if the piece has been lost or stolen.
If you want to get better at purchasing, wearing and caring for your jewelry, you have to stay educated. Now that some of the learning has been taken care of, enjoy some time looking for the right jewelry for you. Your jewelry collection will grow beautifully when you keep these tips in mind.