When shopping for or selling jewelry, it is important that you are knowledgeable about the product. You will now wonder where you can start.
Keep your whole jewelry collection sparkling with a polishing cloth. This method ensures your jewelry stays shiny without having to use any chemical cleansers or solvents. You can use the two-sided cloth to polish your jewelry in the same way you would polish a drinking glass. Use the side that is designated for polish, and the other to make it shine.
Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia and acetone that may permanently damage your jewelry. You can turn your stones this way and it will eat away the enamel on the pieces.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. You can protect your jeweled investments with hooks, boxes and holders that keep each piece intact and prevent tangles. Avoid just throwing them into a box in an unorganized manner. This can damage fragile, delicate jewelry, and necklaces can become very tangled in other jewelry pieces.
Find out more about the gems you look at. Ask about where they came from and to which category they belong. Jewels come in natural, synthetic and imitation forms. Natural gems and synthetic gems are real gemstones, whereas imitation is just an item of plastic with gemstone colors. Natural stones are mined, and synthetic stones are created in a laboratory.
To keep your jewelry looking great, take steps to prevent it from tarnish. Never wear your jewelry when you are going to be near water. Some metals will tarnish, dull or rust when exposed to water or perspiration. To give jewelry an added layer of protection apply a thin layer of clear nail lacquer.
Try searching for sales when purchasing jewelry. Jewelry sales can save you a significant amount of cash. Look for the best promotions and sales on the Internet, in your local paper, on television ads, and even in storefront windows. If you buy fashion items at the end of their season, you can save up to 50%.
If you have tangled necklaces, you can untangle them with ease. If you are about to give up, get some baby oil and plastic wrap. Lay the necklace out on plastic wrap, then apply baby or mineral oil. After the necklace has loosened, try to untangle it by hand. If this does not work, consider using a sturdy pin or needle. Be sure to use extra caution due to the slippery oil. Wash any oil residue from the necklace with dishwashing liquid, and gently pat it dry.
This article has now showed you how important it is to put effort into your research, when looking to buy or sell any jewelry. These suggestions will help you to make intelligent choices in the jewelry market.