Need Help Choosing The Right Jewellery? Check Out These Tips
If you just received a piece of jewellery from an inheritance or as a gift, or you just bought a piece on your own, you probably want to know more about jewellery in general. Owning jewellery dates back centuries, so where do you look for answers when you have questions? This article includes tips written to make you a more informed customer.
Even knotted necklaces with delicate loops can be untangled. Don’t give up on that tangled mass of jewellery. Instead, get a piece of plastic wrap. Place your jewellery on the plastic wrap and add a little baby oil. You can use needles to unravel them. Wash them using dish soap, and then pat dry them.
Presentation is important, just as much to you when you are selling home-made jewellery at a craft sale or flea market as it is to a posh jewellery store. Whenever you are buying materials for your jewellery, also be on the lookout of a good display as well. Nearly any type of display, box or case may make a good jewellery stand, if you put in a bit of work.
Arm yourself with a magnet and a magnifying glass when shopping for sterling silver jewellery. As a precious metal, silver should never be attracted to a magnet. You can identify sterling silver by its markings, for example “sterling,” “ster,” or “.925.” Be wary of pieces that lack any silver hallmarks, as this is an indication that they’re not genuine sterling silver.
While it is not the first choice for cleaning silver jewellery, it can act as a backup if there is nothing else available. Add a bit of toothpaste to a lint free cloth. Gently polish the piece with the paste, especially in heavily tarnished areas, and rinse the jewellery with water when you finish. Though it will not necessarily have a professionally cleaned appearance, it will remove some tarnish.
There are many different aspects of jewellery to learn about. If you are willing to read up on the subject, you are almost guaranteed to find and keep a gorgeous piece of jewellery. You will find that the jewellery experience is both rewarding and fulfilling, so get involved! These tips can help you start your journey armed with knowledge.
Tips brought to you by Steve, an accomplished author that also likes to write about recycled gifts.