Are you wanting to accessorize your clothes and boost your color style by picking the best piece of jewelry? Or perhaps you desire purchasing a gift for your friend? Either way, use these tips to get started.
Store your jewelry collection carefully. For best results, separate different pieces into different boxes, compartments or hooks. Tossing all of your jewelry into the same box is a bad plan. Not only will your necklaces get all tangled up, you risk damaging all your fragile and fine jewelry pieces.
If you are in the market to buy some silver jewelry, don’t forget to take a magnet along with you. Jewelry made with non-precious metals will be attracted to the magnet, revealing any fakes. In addition, sterling silver pieces are always stamped with silver hallmarks indicating such factors as the degree of purity, the manufacturer’s symbol, and the date of manufacture. Some of the most common hallmarks are “925, “ster,” “sterling,” and “sterling silver.” If your silver is not marked, it could be because it is not real!
Always be aware of the type of stone you’re buying when dealing with gems. A stone may be natural, synthetic or imitation. 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. They make synthetic stones in a lab, whereas natural stones come from the ground.
Do some shopping around when you are looking to buy some diamonds. Take a close look at a truly top notch diamond, and then hold everything else you consider to that standard. However, be mindful that there are fraudulent ways to make the diamond look better than it is.
Since you have gained a little bit more understanding about jewelry, you should have more faith in your ability to choose gemstones, diamonds, beads and shiny precious metals. The investment that you make now in a quality-piece will be something to be proud of and enjoy for years to come.