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Have you ever looked in the mirror early in the morning, and then felt like something was amiss? Everything you are wearing looks great, but it feels like there is something that doesn’t feel quite right. Then the answer finally comes to you; you aren’t wearing any jewelry. Sometimes, one simple piece of jewelry will make your outfit look complete.
Use a polishing cloth to keep your jewelry clean and free from damage. This is a chemical-free method to maintain the appearance of your fine jewelry. Use the dual-sided cloth to gently buff your jewelry as you would a delicate glass. First you should use the polish side, then use the shining side to really make your jewelry look stunning!
Take a magnet and a keen eye with you when you head out to purchase any jewelry made from sterling silver. As a precious metal, silver should never be attracted to a magnet. Sterling silver should always bear a stamp that says 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.
Your diamond shopping experience is missing something important if you are not comparison shopping. Get up close to inspect the diamond carefully. Make a comparison with other pieces you have looked at. There are ways to hide some of a diamond’s imperfections, so be very particular about each one you view.
Do they prefer to wear over-sized pieces or more delicate styles? Yellow gold or silver? This way, you know where you should start when buying a gift.
Ask the jeweler what type of insurance is available for your purchase. This is to avoid any future complications. If anything were to happen you have yourself covered and to avoid complications with that jeweler in the future, they can replace or fix it for you if you run into problems. Some jewelers have insurance policies that cover lost of stolen jewelry, also.
Esoteric people like to have handcrafted specialty pieces for presents. This shows that you are both thoughtful and creative, traits that someone who would want a unique piece of jewelry is likely to value.
Apply your makeup before putting on your jewelry. Dirt and oil accumulate in the small crevices of jewelry, and can make it look dull and shabby. This tip is especially important when it comes to earrings and necklaces.
Look for sales when you want to buy some new jewelry. The right sale will save you a lot of cash. Look for great deals in old-fashioned newspapers, on the Internet, and even at retail stores. If you buy the older fashions that are from the previous season, you can save a lot of money.
If you are trying to sell jewelry on the Internet, make sure that you present it in an attractive way. Since your potential customer will not be able to examine the piece in person, your presentation is very important. Be sure your photographs show good details of the jewelry and few, if any, details of the surroundings.
An important part of your necklace or bracelet is having a quality clasp. If a clasp is not solid, you might end up losing your jewelry. It is a wise idea to add a safety clasp to any expensive pieces of jewelry to avoid having them slip off accidentally. Some people choose to use additional safety clasps in order to keep their priceless pieces safe while they have them on.
Jewelry can really put an outfit together. There are many different styles of jewelry to make you look classy, professional or fun. Then, next time when you’re deciding what to wear, remember to add some jewelry to your outfit.