What jewelry represents is almost as interesting as actually wearing it. Jewelry can signify an important relationship or make a joyous and important event more memorable. When you understand how jewelry works, it makes the whole process more memorable.

Be cautious of storing all of your pieces of jewelry together. It is better to use boxes, compartments, holders, and hooks for keeping pieces separate. Do not ever just throw them in a pile. This can damage fragile jewelry, and make it difficult to find the necklace you want because it’s tangled with other pieces.

Notice what type of earrings they are wearing, including the shape and metal. This way, you know where you should start when buying a gift.

Try cleaning your jewelry collection with a polishing cloth. This method ensures your jewelry stays shiny without having to use any chemical cleansers or solvents. Simply use the two-sided polishing cloth to polish your jewelry the same way you would polish a glass. Use one side to shine it and the other to polish it.

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You should wear the jewelry for a few days to see how it feels and if it is comfortable. By wearing it yourself, you can also gauge the ruggedness of the piece.

Wait until after your makeup is complete and set before putting on jewelry. The sparkle of a piece of jewelry is a magnet for loose or wet makeup, which will leave it tarnished and dingy. It is especially important to keep this in mind when putting on earrings and necklaces.

Always keep an eye on sales when you’re looking to acquire some new jewelry pieces. If the sale is a good one, you can save a lot of money. Look for the best promotions and sales on the Internet, in your local paper, on television ads, and even in storefront windows. Buying styles that are waning in popularity is often an excellent way to save money on original jewelry.

When you are looking for jewelry to purchase, give careful thought to the stones you prefer. You should chose stones that reflect your personality, as well as complement your skin tone. Choose neutral colors that will easily match any outfit you decide to wear. Do not buy something if it does not work for you.

TIP! Gems are given chemical treatments in the process of cutting, polishing and setting. When you are thinking of buying, ask what treatment a stone was given.

Before buying any jewelry, think about what you will use it for. There is no point in filling your jewelery box with things you cannot wear. Bear in mind the contents of your wardrobe before you purchase a piece of jewelry.

Many times, the cut and clarity of a diamond outshines its actual carat weight. It’s also important to consider the personality of whomever is to receive the diamond.

You need a good clasp for any necklaces and bracelets. Weak clasps can cause the loss of expensive pendants, chains and stones. If you have expensive or heirloom items, invest in a safety clasp. For very expensive items, some consumers choose to increase security with an additional clasp or two.

If you are in the market for new jewelry, look for sales! Jewelry sales offer big savings. Check the newspaper, the Internet, and signs in store windows to find the best sales. Sometimes, you can save about half the original price on trendy pieces that aren’t as trendy anymore.

TIP! It is important to pay attention to how the diamond is cut, and the clarity of the stone. To some people this is more important and appealing than the actual size.

If you’re going swimming, make sure you take off your jewelery first. Chlorine from a pool is a chemical and can tarnish and damage precious jewelry. Even ocean swimming is not good for jewelry. The salt is damaging. To safeguard your valuable jewelry, set it aside in a safe place before you go in for a swim.

Never rely on brand names to determine the true value of a piece of jewelry. Few people can identify jewelry brands on sight. A jeweler who convinces you that a brand is worth paying more for is probably just out to get as much of your money as possible. Remember that there is top-quality jewelry available under any number of different brands.

Of course, higher gold prices also increases the cost for new gold jewelry. If you are determined to buy real gold, you might have to be flexible on the carats, in order to save money. An 18 karat gold piece is made up of at least 75 percent pure gold, which has been considered the best combination of price and quality.

This goes for any type of sauna, either steam or dry. The jewelry can be damaged from extreme heat or moisture.

TIP! You need a good clasp for any necklaces and bracelets. It is extremely easy to lose your valuable chains, pendants and stones with jewelry that has a flimsy clasp.

Trading in jewelry means trading in something priceless: memories. Jewelry symbolizes many things in the human journey; past, present and future.

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