Some jewelry is worth a lot of money because of the type of material it’s made out of or the history of its past owners. Don’t let a fun, exciting trip to the jewelry store become stressful if your favorite pieces’ price tags far exceed the amount you can afford to pay for them. There are so many different things that are used in making jewelery and they are worth different amounts. Buyers who have not educated themselves about jewelry may end up paying too much money for what they get. Use this advice to make the most of your next jewelry purchase.
Try using a polishing cloth on all of the jewelry in a collection. This is a fairly simple way to achieve shine without dealing with solvents and chemicals. Use a two-sided cloth to simply polish your jewelry as if it were composed of glass. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
Watch how you store your jewelry when it isn’t being worn. Boxes, holders, compartments, and hooks are all valuable tools for storing jewelry safely. Avoid simply piling them on top of each other in a box. This can harm fragile and fine pieces, along with severely tangling necklaces with other pieces.
Make sure you know what kind of gem you are getting when you are buying jewelry. The types of gems available are synthetic, imitation and natural. Synthetic stones are lab created jewels, while imitation stones are normally colored glass. Natural stones are dug up out of the ground and synthetic ones are grown in a lab.
Look at the condition of costume jewelry before making a purchase. Costume jewelry, while expensive, can be a great investment. However, if a piece shows wear it will lose value. You’ll get more return on your investment later if you buy costume jewelry in good condition.
Having read this, you should now know some tips to use when you are going to buy watches, necklaces, cuff links, etc. You will be able to use these tips to save a good amount of time as well as money.