If you are shopping for a very costly piece of jewelry, and want to make a worthwhile investment, it can be kind of stressful, but you can make it fun. Different jewelry materials can make a very big difference in the overall value of a piece. An inexperienced jewelry shopper might end up paying too much. Use this advice to make the most of your next jewelry purchase.
Harsh chemicals and solvents can damage the finish of your jewelry and should never be used to clean it. This will result in damage to both the stones and the metal of the piece.
Make sure to store your jewelry away from humidity and air. Ideally, you should keep them in drawstring bags or in a jewelry box. Humid air affects the metals in jewelry and causes tarnishing. Precious metals, through some work and polish, can be restored to their original condition. Non-precious metals are coated, which means that polishing will allow copper metal to come through.
Jewelry should last for years to come. To ensure you are buying a quality piece, refuse to deal with anybody but the most reputable of jewelers. High quality jewelry is well-crafted and made of exceptional materials. The jeweler you buy it from should be providing you with a provenance on the piece. Details of where it came from, what it is made from and who made it. It is important that your pieces are high-quality if you want them to last a long time.
Always shop around when buying a diamond. Compare the jewelery you like with others that are similar; make sure to examine the pieces closely. Be aware that some dealers will use cheap tactics to make a diamond look better than it is.
Whether you’re shopping for a ring, watch, necklace or other piece, you should now be better equipped to make wise purchasing decisions. Keep these tips in mind when at the jewelers to save both time and money.