Have you been thinking about venturing into the world of jewelry? Perhaps your focus is on your significant other. This article will give you all the tools you need to make the right choice no matter who you’re buying for!
Do not clean your jewelry with chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. Using them may result in damage to your jewelry, may cause dulling of gemstones, and may erode enamel work.
When you are shopping for jewelry in sterling silver, be sure to examine the piece closely, and take along a magnet for metal testing. To spot scams, see if the magnet attracts the piece. If it does, then shout “FAKE!” at the top of your lungs and move to the next store. Look for the hallmark stamped on the piece of jewelry to determine what percentage sterling silver it is. If there is no hallmark, the piece is probably not authentic and may, indeed, be counterfeit.
Make sure that you learn about the jeweler’s insurance policy prior to making any purchases. 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. You can even find insurance on jewelry pieces that were stolen or misplaced.
To help maintain its appearance, take good care of it to keep it from getting tarnished. Exposure to water can affect the finish, so avoid it. Water can dull and rust some types of metal if it is exposed to it too often. A single coat of transparent nail polish may help protect certain types of metal.
Sparkling gems from diamonds to sapphires, metals including gold, silver, and so many more, an infinity of different designs – the possibilities are endless with jewelry. Hopefully this article has broadened your horizons on the subject a bit. Buying a jewelry item that is heir-loom quality is a traditional move that will bring you enjoyment years down the road.