There is no such thing as knowing too much when it comes to jewelry, especially when what you know is useful, practical and extensive. You could lose a lot of money through easily-avoided mistakes, if you don’t cultivate at least a little bit of jewelry know-how. What follows are some common sense jewelry tips that will help prevent you from making these costly mistakes. These tips can help you select and maintain jewelry pieces, while avoiding some of the common pitfalls.
Comparison shopping is a must when shopping for diamonds. See what you like up close, and then compare it to other pieces that you look at. There are many ways to make a diamond look better than it really is.
When buying jewelry, think about what kind of stone would be right. Choose a stone that reflects both your personality, skin tone and lifestyle. Pieces in neutral tones work well with any item in your wardrobe. Don’t even bother to buy something that doesn’t function properly.
For a special and personalized gift, have a jewelry piece custom made for your recipient. Show your affection for the person by recognizing their unique qualities; put some thought into the purchase and be creative.
Investigate your gemstone to determine if it has been treated before you purchase it, and what type of treatment it had. Gemstone treatment can affect the type of care the piece needs. If you use the wrong cleanser because you are uneducated about the gem, you could strip off the treatment and even damage the stone.
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.