Have you been thinking about accessorizing your outfits with a burst of color by choosing just the right jewelry pieces? There are a lot of things to consider when you are thinking about making an expensive jewelery decision for anyone that you care about.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. For best results, separate different pieces into different boxes, compartments or hooks. Tossing all of your jewelry into the same box is a bad plan. This haphazard approach can cause damage to the individual components of fine jewelry, and create a tangled mess.
Keep your jewelery in a space that is dry and doesn’t have any air flow. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Humidity quickly tarnishes both precious and non-precious metal. You can restore the precious metals back to their former glory, but plated jewelry is different. Trying to polish those pieces can reveal the non-precious metals underneath, such as copper.
Look at what they are wearing now. Do they like hoops or studs? Does the person prefer chokers or loose fitting necklaces? Noticing these things lets you choose jewelry more suited to their tastes.
If you can prevent your jewelry from tarnishing, it will surely look much more attractive. Never wear your jewelry when you are going to be near water. Metals can become dull, rusty or tarnished if submerged in it. Applying a very thin covering of clear nail varnish to your jewelry offers an added degree of protection.
Do some research on the best way to clean your particular piece of jewelry. Depending on the metals and stones used in your jewelry, along with how they are set, you will need different maintenance methods. Each piece is individual in its needs so don’t assume what works well for one piece will work well for all. Your jeweler can give you instructions on proper handling if you are not sure.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you are better equipped to select the perfect gemstones, beads or fine metals in jewelry. Jewelry is the gift that keeps on giving for years to come, both in style and in economic value.