It is not, in fact, possible to know too much about jewelry. A single slip-up could end up costing you big. Following are some sensible tips regarding the issue. With these tips, you can steer clear of potential pitfalls and have the best experience possible with buying, giving, and maintaining jewelry.
Don’t use acetone, bleach, ammonia or turpentine to clean copper. You can turn your stones this way and it will eat away the enamel on the pieces.
What color gold do they seem to favor – white or yellow? Do they normally wear a bracelet? What type of earrings do they prefer – drop and dangle or studs? Take a mental note of this important information. Doing so can help to find the most special piece for the recipient.
Before adding a piece of jewelry to your collection, research current trends. The one thing that makes a great purchase an outstanding one is getting a bargain on it.
Be sure to at least inquire about the insurance that is available when you buy jewelry from a reputable jeweler. Then, you will have peace of mind knowing it can be fixed or replaced if anything happens. Some stores even insure jewelry against loss or theft.
Preventing tarnish will keep your jewelry look its best. Try to keep your jewelry away from water. Many types of metal will become dulled, tarnished, or rusty when exposed to it. Painting a thin layer of clear-colored nail polish on your metal jewelry can add a protective barrier to it.
To maintain the shine and finish on your jewelry, do not put it on until you’ve done your hair and makeup. Makeup will settle into your jewelry making it look dull and dingy. This tip is especially important when it comes to earrings and necklaces.
If you are in the market for jewelry, always seek out sales. If the sale is a good one, you can save a lot of money. Look for great deals in old-fashioned newspapers, on the Internet, and even at retail stores. Sometimes, buying fashions that are out of style can save you more than half of their original price.
Untangle a delicate necklace easily. Believe it or not, you can use plastic wrap to untangle jewelry. After you place the necklace on top of the wrap, cover it in baby oil. Using sewing needles, you should be able to separate the knot. Wash them using dish soap, and then pat dry them.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.