There is no shortage of wonderful information about jewelry. If you make a purchase that isn’t wise, you could be out hundreds or thousands of dollars. Here are a couple of intelligent tips on this particular subject. The tips in this article will help you to select, maintain, and enjoy your jewelry for many years to come.
Use a polishing cloth to keep your jewelry clean and free from damage. These cloths can replace the need for chemicals or solvents during the process. Use the dual-sided cloth on your jewelry just as you would clean a glass. Use the polishing side first and, then the other side to make your jewelry shine.
Avoid using things like bleach, acetone, ammonia, turpentine, and other related chemicals to clean them with. This could cause the stone to change color or become dull in appearance, and it may eat away at the enamel on the piece.
Your jewlery needs to be kept in a place where it is protected from air and humidity. To ensure it is protected, keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or a jewelry box that is closed. Humid air affects the metals in jewelry and causes tarnishing. Precious metals, through some work and polish, can be restored to their original condition. Non-precious metals are coated, which means that polishing will allow copper metal to come through.
When shopping for sterling silver jewelry, it is a good idea to bring a small magnet along with you. Precious metals, like sterling silver, will not be attracted to the magnet. You can recognize sterling silver by stamps that say ‘.925’ or ‘ster’. If there is no hallmark, watch its authenticity since it may be fake.
Well, it’s easy when you know how. This article has just touched on a few of things that you should know about this very rewarding hobby. There is much to learn, but at least you’ve now got a few good ideas to put to work.