The field of jewellery is a confusing world no matter how you acquired your pieces of jewellery. How do you know where to find more information on something like this? This article is the first step to becoming an educated customer.
If you are looking to purchase sterling silver jewellery make sure that you have a magnet with you and a good eye. By using the magnet you can quickly determine if the jewellery item is made of a cheaper metal and not sterling silver. You can generally tell genuine sterling silver by its stamp, which will look something like “.925 ster.” If there is no marking on the piece, it may not be sterling silver.
When shopping for jewellery, think about the stones in the pieces. Choose stones that have a reflection on your personality and that also complement the color of your skin. Think about how the stones will work with your style, and pick neutral colors that go with everything in your wardrobe. You want to have plenty of opportunities to show off every piece.
Do some research on the best way to clean your particular piece of jewellery. Depending on the metals and stones used in your jewellery, along with how they are set, you will need different maintenance methods. What is beneficial to one stone or setting may hurt another. Speak with a knowlegeable jeweler if you do not know the best way to take care of your jewels.
Before you purchase gemstone jewellery, you should first determine if and how the stone was treated. The various treatments that gems are given means that they need to be cared for differently. If you use the wrong cleanser because you are uneducated about the gem, you could strip off the treatment and even damage the stone.
Untangle your knotted necklaces, even the delicate ones. Sometimes you give up on untangling a mess but you can get yourself some plastic wrap before you do give up. Lay the necklace out on plastic wrap, then apply baby or mineral oil. Untangle it with some needles. Rinse the necklace off as best you can and gently pat it dry with a soft cloth. Use soap only if it has been approved to not damage your jewellery.
Jewellery has many different and interesting aspects. However, with careful and guided research, you can make sure that you are purchasing quality pieces and caring for them accordingly. Welcome to the enchanting world of jewellery! The tips below will help you learn what you need to get started.