Have you been thinking about venturing into the world of jewelry? If perhaps you would like to get a present for a loved one, you will enjoy the information provided it this article.
Harsh chemicals and solvents can damage the finish of your jewelry and should never be used to clean it. This could cause the stone to change color or become dull in appearance, and it may eat away at the enamel on the piece.
When you are putting your jewelry away, take care on how it is stored. Boxes, holders, compartments, and hooks are all valuable tools for storing jewelry safely. Do not ever just throw them in a pile. This can damage the finer and more fragile pieces, and items like necklaces can entangle with each other and other pieces into a big mess.
Store your jewelry in a place that is not subjected to humidity extremes or open air. To protect your jewelry it is important to secure it in a small bag with a drawstring, or in a jewelry box that remains closed a majority of the time. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. Precious metals can easily be polished, but non-precious metal needs a special polish.
Know the type of gem you’re buying, when you buy it. A stone may be natural, synthetic or imitation. Natural stones and synthetic gems are both real, but imitation gems are probably just colored glass or plastic. Natural gems are those that are actually from the earth, whereas synthetic ones are made in labs.
Sparkling gems from diamonds to sapphires, metals including gold, silver, and so many more, an infinity of different designs – the possibilities are endless with jewelry. Hopefully this article has broadened your horizons on the subject a bit. Use the advice you’ve learned here to make your jewelry an investment that you will treasure for years to come.