A piece of jewelry can be very beautiful, and so can the entire concept itself. Jewelry not only reminds us of our important relationships, it also helps memorialize those special occasions. When you understand how jewelry works, it makes the whole process more memorable.
Do some research on the gem in your new piece of jewelry before you buy. The three different types of stones are natural, imitation and synthetic. Natural stones and synthetic gems are both real, but imitation gems are probably just colored glass or plastic. Natural stones are dug up out of the ground and synthetic ones are grown in a lab.
Quality jewelry should stay beautiful forever. To ensure you are buying a quality piece, refuse to deal with anybody but the most reputable of jewelers. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. The jeweler will be able to provide a complete history of the piece of jewelry, including who made it, and exactly where the stones originated. When you are looking for jewelry of the highest quality, it is important to be careful in your choice, as you want something that will last a lifetime.
What color gold do they seem to favor – white or yellow? Do they normally wear a bracelet? What type of earrings do they prefer – drop and dangle or studs? Take a mental note of this important information. Doing this will provide a good basis for where you should begin so that you can purchase a special piece for that special someone.
If you can prevent your jewelry from tarnishing, it will surely look much more attractive. When wearing your jewelry, you should avoid exposure to water. This could cause your jewelery to rust or become more dull. If you must take your jewelry somewhere wet, prepare it by adding some clear nail polish on the surface.
Wear jewelry for at least a day to see if it hangs correctly and is comfortable. You will also have the knowledge that the piece is not going to fall apart the first time the receiver wears it.
Untangle your knotted necklaces, even the delicate ones. Don’t give up on getting the knots out, instead get a sheet of plastic wrap. Lay the necklace out on plastic wrap, then apply baby or mineral oil. You would then untangle the necklace using 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 jewelry.
Selling, owning or buying jewelry means you are investing in something that is nearly priceless, which in itself is the memory. When an item of jewelry becomes an heirloom, it carries the emotions of it’s wearers from generation to generation – both sad and joyous.