If you want to buy or sell jewelry, then it is important that you have an understanding of what you are doing in order to be successful. However, it can leave you scratching your head as to where to start.
Try using a simple polishing cloth on your jewelery collection. This will allow your jewelry to shine without using chemicals. Just polish each piece with the special cloth in the same way you would polish a piece of glass. Use one side of the cloth for polishing, and the reverse to make it sparkle.
Separate your jewelry for storage to avoid getting pieces tangled. You should keep the pieces separate in compartments, boxes, holders, and on hooks for better storage. Tossing all of your jewelry into the same box is a bad plan. Not only can it damage finer, fragile pieces, but it can also make a tangled mess out of chains.
Keep your jewelry in a relatively air-tight container, and minimize its exposure to humidity. Keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or in a box that is made for jewelry. Certain metals begin to tarnish when exposed to humidity. Polishing will work to restore the color and shine for precious metals, but with non-precious metals, polishing will not help the change in color.
Always be aware of the type of stone you’re buying when dealing with gems. You have three options as far as the type of gem: natural, imitation and synthetic. Synthetic and natural are real stones, while the imitation ones are plastic that is colored. While natural gems come out of mines, synthetic ones come out of laboratories.
When you buy a piece of jewelery, inquire about the jeweler’s insurance policy. Then, if something actually happens to the jewelry, you can return it or have it repaired. For more expensive pieces, look for a jeweler that offers insurance for lost or stolen items.
It’s great that you love costume jewelry, but make sure you evaluate the condition of any piece you plan to buy. Quality costume jewelry may cost more, but a cheaply made piece will fall apart and will quickly become unusable. A piece that is in excellent condition will increase in value.
So, as you have seen, it is true that buying or selling jewelry requires research, work and effort so that you can buy the pieces that you want, or sell the pieces you have, for profit. If you can keep the tips provided in mind, then you are already on the road to success.