You can never have enough good information on the subject of jewelry. You could waste money if you make a poor purchasing decision. Here are a few sensible guidelines on the subject. Follow these tips to learn how to buy and maintain your jewelry items. You can avoid some of the more common mistakes people make.
Polish your jewelry regularly with a jeweler’s polishing cloth. This is a very easy way to make them shine and not have to use any type of chemicals or solvents. Use the dual-sided cloth on your jewelry just as you would clean a glass. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
Some precious metals and gems need to be kept away from moisture and humidity. Trying putting them in a box with a tight-fitting lid or a bag that has a drawstring closure. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. 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.
If you are shopping unmarked sterling silver jewelry, then by all means bring a magnet. Metals that aren’t precious will connect to the magnet, signaling that it is fake. You can identify sterling silver by its markings, for example “sterling,” “ster,” or “.925.” If you don’t see such a mark, you might want to reconsider the purchase. This is usually an indication that the piece is fake.
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.