Purchasing an expensive, and special piece of jewelry, can be a thrilling experience, but may cause you some stress. The many different materials used in jewelry making can greatly influence the price of a piece. Without the proper knowledge, a shopper risks paying too much for a piece. Read on for some tips on becoming a jewelry shopping pro.
Before dealing with harsh chemicals, try a polishing cloth to bring back the luster of your jewelry. This is a very easy way to make them shine and not have to use any type of chemicals or solvents. To clean your jewelry, obtain a soft two-sided cloth and gently rub in a circular motion. Use the one side designated for polish, and the other for making it shine.
Don’t use harsh chemicals like turpentine or bleach to clean jewelry. This can cause your stones to turn and dull in color, along with eating away any enamel on the pieces.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. Some good examples of proper storage would be,a jewelry box that is closed, or a small draw string bag. Humidity and air tends to cause precious and non-precious metals to tarnish. Polishing will work to restore the color and shine for precious metals, but with non-precious metals, polishing will not help the change in color.
Do some shopping around when you are looking to buy some diamonds. Take a good look at all the pieces that you like, examining them and comparing them to each other. Look out for tricks that make the diamond look better than it is.
Keep your jewelry from getting tarnished in order to keep it looking it’s best. Jewelry should not be worn near the water. Water can cause some metals to lose their luster or to become tarnished or rusty. Clear nail polish can be used to protect your jewelry if you apply a very thin coat of it on your pieces.
You should try and wear the jewelery once to see if it will hang on you right. This also helps you to see its durability.
Before you buy, ask if the gemstone has been treated, and the method for doing so. Different treatments come with different requirements for cleaning and storage. 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.
Having read this, you should now know some tips to use when you are going to buy watches, necklaces, cuff links, etc. Keep this advice in mind to save some money and time next time you go jewelry shopping.