What jewelry represents is almost as interesting as actually wearing it. Jewelry often is given to commemorate momentous and milestone events in people’s lives and to celebrate loving relationships. If you learn as much as you can about taking care of your jewelry, you can get the most out of memories or if you are planning on getting rid of it.
To keep your jewelry looking attractive, polish it regularly using a cloth made especially for this purpose. A polishing cloth is a very gentle way to get a good shine on all your pieces. Just polish each piece with the special cloth in the same way you would polish a piece of glass. Use one side of the cloth for polishing, and reserve the other side for shining it afterward.
Be cautious about your jewelry storage. It is recommended to separate the items stored by using compartments, boxes, holders and hooks. Don’t throw piles into a box. Not only can it damage finer, fragile pieces, but it can also make a tangled mess out of chains.
Store your jewelry in a place that is not subjected to humidity extremes or open air. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Certain metals will be tarnished when exposed to humidity or air. Polishing will work to restore the color and shine for precious metals, but with non-precious metals, polishing will not help the change in color.
Ask the jeweler what type of insurance is available for your purchase. If something happened to your jewelery, you can take it back and see if they will fix it! Some jewelers will offer insurance on jewelry that might have been stolen or lost.
Buying and selling jewelry can be an investment that is priceless and filled with positive memories. Each piece of jewelry is filled with emotion. It may be the celebration of a child’s birth or the promise of a lifetime of happiness ahead, but each item will invoke a memory each time it is viewed.