Image by Federico Caboni
traditional jewelry and costume at Sant’Efisio religious procession in Cagliari
Sometimes, an outfit just doesn’t seem complete. Everything you’re wearing matches, you hair is nicely styled, and you’ve even got two shoes on your feet, but it just feels like you’re lacking that finishing touch. Jewelery is always the answer to your problem. Just one aptly chosen piece of jewelry will make your outfit complete.
Having a good eye to catch the details, and a magnet, are key when you are considering the purchase of any type of sterling silver jewelry. If an item of jewelry is attracted by a magnet, it is not sterling silver! Only non-precious metals can be drawn to a magnet. Sterling silver always has some sort of stamp to indicate it is sterling. If the piece is not hallmarked in any way, be leery of its authenticity because oftentimes it is a sign of a fake.Do some research on the gem in your new piece of jewelry before you buy. Natural gems and imitation gems have been joined recently by synthetic gems, making three main categories. “Real” can mean natural or synthetic, and an imitation stone could be glass or plastic. Natural gems are those that are actually from the earth, whereas synthetic ones are made in labs.You should expect good jewelry to last the rest of your life, and possibly beyond. When you look for a piece of jewelry, always use a dealer with a good reputation, ensuring that the piece you choose is of high-quality. You can tell when jewelry is of high quality, due to the excellent craftsmanship. Ask the jeweler what the origin of the piece is, like the maker and the origin of the stones. Put effort into your choice, so you can be sure that the piece will last generations.To help maintain its appearance, take good care of it to keep it from getting tarnished. When wearing your jewelry, you should avoid exposure to water. Many types of jewelry become dulled or tarnished when they are exposed to water. You can give your jewelry an additional layer of protection by applying a thin coat of clear nail polish to it.Consider stones when you are buying jewelry. Any stones that you choose should go with your skin tone and reflect your personality. Neutral colors work better to match all your clothing. Buying a stone that you will never wear is pointlessIf you are in the market for new jewelry, look for sales! Jewelry sales can save you a significant amount of cash. Use the resources at your disposal like the Internet, newspapers, and even window shopping to find the best sales. Purchasing a piece of jewelry that is recently out of style can save you nearly half of what you would have paid originally.Even knotted necklaces with delicate loops can be untangled. Before giving up on a tangled knotted mass of precious metal, source some plastic wrap. Place the knotted necklace on the plastic wrap and coat it with baby oil. You would then untangle the necklace using needles. Wash it gently with a bit of dish soap and then pat it dry.Hit up several different stores when looking for diamond jewelry. Every diamond is unique and has its own set of flaws. Once you get to see the flaw up close, you may find that it doesn’t matter to you. In addition, each jeweler evaluates the flaws as a basis for setting different prices. While shopping, first determine your budget and then locate the best diamond you can find that fits in that price range.As you have seen in this article, jewelry can be the prefect accessory to add to any outfit. The styles and colors of jewelry can be the perfect accompaniment to make your outfits stylish, classy, or whatever look you are trying to achieve. No matter what the occasion, the right jewelry is always appropriate and flattering.