When you’re going to purchase or sell any jewelry you’re going to need to learn a lot about it so you know what to do. It can be overwhelming to know exactly where to start.
Store your jewelry carefully. Precious metals and certain gemstones will tarnish if they are exposed to humidity, so keep the away from this. Don’t just put them in one huge, unorganized pile. This can harm delicate parts, and tangle some pieces with others, like necklaces.
Ask about insurance from your jeweler before purchasing a new piece. If something happened to your jewelery, you can take it back and see if they will fix it! Some jewelers even offer insurance for jewelry pieces that have been misplaced or stolen.
It’s great that you love costume jewelry, but make sure you evaluate the condition of any piece you plan to buy. A piece that isn’t in very good condition won’t be worth it, and since you may be thinking of an expensive item as an investment, it’s important to watch for wear and tear. A piece in good condition will be much more resourceful to you in the future.
Put your make up on before the jewelery. The grime and dust in makeup are attracted to the jewelry, and if you put on the jewelry before the cosmetics, it can cause the pieces to look dull. It is especially important to keep this in mind when putting on earrings and necklaces.
If you are in the market for new jewelry, look for sales! With the right kind of sale, you can save a lot of money. Use the resources at your disposal like the Internet, newspapers, and even window shopping to find the best sales. Sometimes, if you buy a fashion that is not ‘up and coming’, you can save some money.
Untangle your knotted messes of delicate chains and necklaces. The first thing you need to do is get a piece of plastic wrap. Place the knotted necklace on the plastic wrap and coat it with baby oil. Using sewing needles, you should be able to separate the knot. Use a mild liquid soap to remove the oil and then pat dry with a towel.
Do not buy a piece of jewelery if you are not sure when you are going to wear it. There is nothing worse than a box full of unloved jewelry. Consider specific outfits and styles when making your selections.
As you can see, selling or buying jewelery requires you do your homework, and some hard work, so you can get the most out of it either way. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to being successful with them.