It’s not possible for you to have too much solid information regarding jewelry. If you make a purchase that isn’t wise, you could be out hundreds or thousands of dollars. The following piece contains some great advice on the topic. This information can guide you in selecting and caring for jewelry pieces, and help you avoid some common pitfalls.
To keep your jewelry looking attractive, polish it regularly using a cloth made especially for this purpose. This will give your jewelry shine and luster without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. It’s easy, just use the dual-sided cloth to wipe down your jewelry, just as you would polish a beautiful glass. Use one side to shine it and the other to polish it.
Be cautious of the way all of your personal jewelry gets stored together. Jewelry should be stored in an organized way in a box, a jewelry holder or hung on hooks. Don’t throw piles into a box. Not only will your necklaces become hopelessly tangled, you risk harming any fragile pieces as they bump and scrape against each other as you search the box.
Before you buy a gemstone, ask what type of gemstone it is. Three different kinds of gems are available for purchase: imitation, synthetic and natural. Imitation has little value, as it is generally plastic, while synthetic and natural are considered to be real gems. The difference here, however, is that synthetic is man-made in a laboratory while natural is found buried in the earth.
Keep your jewelry free of tarnish to make it look its best. Try to keep your jewelry away from water. Water exposure can cause different metals to become tarnished, dull or rusted. If you want to give your jewelry a measure of protection from this element, coat it thinly with clear nail polish.
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.