If you want to buy or sell jewelry, then it is important that you have an understanding of what you are doing in order to be successful. It might be difficult to know where to begin your research, into buying and selling jewelry.
The use of polishing cloths are helpful in cleaning your jewelry. This is a fairly simple way to achieve shine without dealing with solvents and chemicals. You just have to polish each piece the same as you would polish glass using the two-sided cloth. First, use the polishing side to polish it up, then use the other side to shine it.
Do not use harsh chemicals such as ammonia, bleach, turpentine or acetone to clean them. Harsh chemicals will dull your stones and dissolve the enamel on your jewelry.
Keep your jewelry in a relatively air-tight container, and minimize its exposure to humidity. For maximum protection you can choose to store them inside of a small drawstring or a closed jewelry box. Certain metals begin to tarnish when exposed to humidity. While precious metals can be polished back to their original luster, non-precious metals are only coated in which case polishing causes the copper metal underneath to show through.
Research the proper methods for cleaning your jewelry. Every metal, setting, and stone has different requirements when it comes to care. A treatment that polishes one stone may scratch another stone. Talk with a professional if you aren’t sure what sort of care each jewel requires.
Before you buy, ask the jeweler if and how the gemstone was treated. You will have to treat different gemstones with different kinds of care. For example, you should avoid cleaning a gem that has been treated with a certain solution that could peel off the treatment because this could harm the gem.
Untangle your knotted messes of delicate chains and necklaces. If you are about to give up, get some baby oil and plastic wrap. Put the necklace on the plastic wrap and add a little mineral oil or baby oil. Use a sewing needle to untangle the necklace. Wash it gently with a bit of dish soap and then pat it dry.
Comparison shopping for diamonds is critical. Every diamond is unique in both its beauty and imperfections. When you see the diamond yourself, you may find certain flaws not to be that important. In addition, each jeweler evaluates the flaws as a basis for setting different prices. It is important to look at various options to ensure you get the best quality diamond for the amount of money you can comfortably afford.
Inspect the clasps of your necklaces and bracelets. You risk losing your necklace, and the expensive stones attached to it, if your clasp fails. Anytime you buy an expensive bracelet or necklace it is recommended you request a safety clasp. Adding more than one clasp to a jewelry piece may even be appropriate to provide greater security against loss.
If you’re going swimming, make sure you take off your jewelery first. Chlorine is damaging to many types of metals that jewelry is made of. Salt water can damage them over time too. Taking these off before swimming will protect their beauty and extend their life.
This article has now showed you how important it is to put effort into your research, when looking to buy or sell any jewelry. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to being successful with them.