All About Bling: Tips And Advice For Jewelry Lovers
Jewelry is a perfect gift to commemorate any special occasion. Jewelry has a lasting sentimental value as well as a quality that makes it timeless. Many favored pieces are passed down through generations in families. This article will give you some ideas and reminders to get the best out of your treasure.
When buying jewelry, don’t worry too much about current trends. Look for classic pieces that can be worn over several years. Something that’s too current will be quickly out of date. A stylish piece that you enjoy but isn’t the latest thing can be a part of your wardrobe for years to come.
A great tip that can help you maintain your jewelry is to make sure you don’t put your jewelry on until you’ve done your makeup and hair. A lot of makeup and hair care products contain harsh chemicals that can severely damage your jewelry. Putting your jewelry on last can prevent this from happening.
When purchasing a diamond, a wonderful way to protect the consumer to ensure a diamond is not replaced by an unscrupulous jeweler, is to have the certificate number of the diamond inscribed by laser onto the girdle of the diamond. This inscription could only be seen by a loupe and it will not affect the clarity or color grade.
You should learn how to use the jeweler’s magnifier (loupe) so that you can see the inside of the stone and check to see if there are damages or chips on the inside of it. If there are any chips or damages that will greatly reduce the value of the stone.
If you are looking to get the woman in your life a necklace, do not get a chain that is too long. In general, many women do not like wearing chain that hang down long, especially between their breasts. Instead, get a medium length chain that they can put a charm on.
Like with any important purchase, make sure that you are purchasing your jewelry from an experienced jeweler, one who has a solid reputation. You need one that you can trust and who can help you find what you need. They need to be friendly too, and not just another salesperson pushing what they think you should buy. It may even be wise to spend a little more in an established store, than to risk buying what seems to be the same item from someone spurious.
When you are going to attend an event and need to complete your outfit with the right jewelry, consider the premise of the occasion and the activities that may be taking place. If the event is casual, keep the jewelry plain. If the event is more formal, select one item of jewelry that stands out to add to your outfit. When in doubt, less is more.
As already indicated, jewelry can be a timeless gift. Its sentimental value often surpasses the monetary value. Jewelry, though, does need some attention, just like anything else you may treasure. Spend the time needed to get the most out of your jewelry. Enjoy!