Regardless of how you obtained your new piece of jewelry, sometimes understanding all you need to know about it can be confusing. Without being given the necessary information, it can be hard to know where to start. This article will address a few pieces of advice that will help you be a better educated consumer of jewelry.
Use a polishing cloth to keep your jewelry clean and free from damage. This helps keep your jewelry shiny without the need for chemical cleansers, which can damage the pieces. Gently polish your jewelry with the two-sided cloth as if it were a mirror. One side is designed to polish, and the other is used to make the piece shine.
Take care to store your jewelry safely. It is best to use holders, compartments, boxes, and hooks so that everything is kept separate. Never simply throw piles of jewelry in a box. Not only can it damage finer, fragile pieces, but it can also make a tangled mess out of chains.
Always keep your jewelry in a place that doesn’t experience extreme temperatures or humidities. A drawstring bag or closed box offers the best protection from moisture in the air. When non-precious and precious metals are expose to air and humidity, they tend to tarnish. You will be able to polish precious metals to remove tarnish, but non-precious metals may lose their coating, showing the copper metal beneath.
When purchasing jewels, you should understand which type of stone you are getting. The types of gems available are synthetic, imitation and natural. While natural and synthetic stones are the real deal, imitation stones are made to look like a real gemstone, but could be anything from colored glass to plastic. Natural stones are dug up out of the ground and synthetic ones are grown in a lab.
See what types of earrings they wear, what color, if they wear ankle bracelets, etc. This information will allow you to purchase that special piece that they will treasure for life.
As you have read, jewelry has a myriad of various aspects. However, with careful and guided research, you can make sure that you are purchasing quality pieces and caring for them accordingly. Being a part of the jewelry world is fun and rewarding, so enjoy! These suggestions should be helpful for you to start out.