Finding the right jewelery can take some time and research. You will now wonder where you can start.
When storing your jewelry, be sure that you store it in a place with low humidity and free of open air. Keep them stored safely in a closed, dark area, like a jewelry box or drawstring bag. Precious, as well as non-precious metals, will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity and air over time. It is possible to restore precious metals to their previous state, but it’s better to avoid damaging them in the first place.
If you are looking to purchase sterling silver jewelry make sure that you have a magnet with you and a good eye. Magnets attract non-precious metals, and you can use this fact to detect fakes. You can identify sterling silver by its markings, for example “sterling,” “ster,” or “.925.” If the piece that you are looking at is not hallmarked, this is usually the sign that it is a fake.
Know the distinctions between kinds of gems before you make a jewelry purchase. Jewels come in natural, synthetic and imitation forms. Imitation gems are basically plastic that is colored, while synthetic and natural are real. The only difference between natural and imitation gemstones is where they are made. Natural occur naturally, while synthetic stones are grown in labs.
Jewelry is an investment that should last forever. When you look for a piece of jewelry, always use a dealer with a good reputation, ensuring that the piece you choose is of high-quality. A valuable piece of jewelry will be well-made and feature superior craftsmanship. A credible jeweler should offer a complete history of the piece, including information about the creator and the source of the gemstones. A quality item of jewelry will last a lifetime or more, so take the time to do your research.
You have seen that the process of buying and selling jewelry will take some effort, work and research so that you will be able to buy the items that you are looking for, or sell your jewelry for a profit. If you remember the tips listed above, you are sure to be successful.