There is a lot of time and information that goes into buying and selling jewelry. You need to know what kind of jewelry you want, or what price you should ask for a piece you are attempting to sell. You may be uncertain where to start.
Don’t use things that contain harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, acetone or turpentine, to clean your jewelry. These chemicals can turn stones dull and even erode the enamel.
Keep your jewelery in a space that is dry and doesn’t have any air flow. To keep your jewelry properly protected, store it in a drawstring bag or jewelry box. Tarnish is a chemical reaction that happens when silver and other metals are exposed to moisture and air. Precious metal jewelry can be polished to fix tarnish, but non-precious metals coated with a finish will never get back to their previous state.
Always look at a number of different places when you are shopping for diamonds. Take a good look at all the pieces that you like, examining them and comparing them to each other. There are ways to hide some of a diamond’s imperfections, so be very particular about each one you view.
If you want to maintain the look of your jewelry, you should prevent it from becoming tarnished. Don’t wear jewelry near water. This could cause your jewelery to rust or become more dull. Clear nail polish, applied in a thin coat, can give jewelry some added protection.
If you want costume jewelery, you will have to take care of it. If you do not maintain the piece, it will depreciate in value. Jewelry that’s in good repair can be a much better investment.
You need to take special care of costume jewelry. Costume jewelry is generally bound by glue rather than settings and is therefore, a lot more fragile. Don’t immerse costume jewelry in water, and never wash costume jewelery pieces with harsh chemicals. The best way to clean these pieces are to wipe them clean with a damp cloth and dry immediately with another cloth. Done regularly, this process will keep your costume jewelry looking great.
Your jewelry will stay cleaner if you wait until after you apply make-up to put it on. If you put on makeup after you put on your jewelry, dust and particles from the makeup will migrate to the jewelry, which makes it dirty quite quickly. This method is especially helpful in caring for necklaces or earrings.
So, as you have seen, it is true that buying or selling jewelry requires research, work and effort so that you can buy the pieces that you want, or sell the pieces you have, for profit. Keep all the tips fresh in your mind, and you will find success.