Purchasing an expensive, and special piece of jewelry, can be a thrilling experience, but may cause you some stress. There are various materials in jewelry and they vary in costs. Without the proper knowledge, a shopper risks paying too much for a piece. You can find great tips on the right way to go about purchasing jewelry if you keep reading this article.
Get a polishing cloth for your jewelery. This is a natural way to shine all of your jewelry without relying on abrasives or other harsh chemicals. Simply use the two-sided polishing cloth to polish your jewelry the same way you would polish a glass. Use a two-sided cleaning cloth, one for polishing and one for shining.
Try to avoid cleaning it with harsh chemicals like ammonia or turpentine. Chemicals can eat away the stones or enamel on your stones.
Keep your jewelery in a space that is dry and doesn’t have any air flow. Store jewelry in a sealed box or drawstring pouch for the best protection. Air and humidity will make the metals in jewelry tarnish. Precious metals are capable of being polished until they are like new, while non-precious metals will not be able to be saved. This is because the non-precious metals are simple copper metal coated with the covering of precious metals, and when polished, they will allow the copper to show through.
Do some research on the gem in your new piece of jewelry before you buy. Gemstones come in three different varieties: natural, imitation and synthetic. Imitation gems are made out of glass or plastic; natural and synthetic gems both consist of real gemstone. Natural gemstones are mined, while synthetic gems are artificially grown.
Whether you’re shopping for a ring, watch, necklace or other piece, you should now be better equipped to make wise purchasing decisions. Use this advice to become a savvier jewelry shopper and owner.