There is no such thing as being too informed about jewelry. Even a seemingly trivial mistake could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Here are several very practical pieces of advice on the topic. This information will help you choose and take care of your jewelry pieces and avoid some of the more common mistakes.
Clean all of your jewelry with a polishing cloth. This easy technique can make your jewelry bright and shiny without the use of harsh solvents and chemicals. Use the two-sided cloth to polish your jewelry as if you were cleaning glass. Use the side of the cloth that is designed for polishing to remove fingerprints, dust and other surface imperfections, and then use the opposite side to buff the jewelry and make it gleam.
Some precious metals and gems need to be kept away from moisture and humidity. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Both air and humidity can lead to tarnished metal. It’s possible to restore precious metals through polishing, but lesser-quality metals may suffer permanent damage.
A good piece of jewelery can last you your whole life. When you are shopping for your next piece, choose a reliable dealer. This can make all the difference in ensuring you get jewelry of the highest quality. High quality jewelry is well-crafted and made of exceptional materials. The jeweler will be able to provide a complete history of the piece of jewelry, including who made it, and exactly where the stones originated. Choosing a high-quality piece of jewelry is important, so that it will last forever.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.