Jewellery Quarter Station – footbridge
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At Jewellery Quarter Station in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
The station was opened on the line in 1995 (along with the rest of the Jewellery Line connection).
The Midland Metro line opened in 1999.
It is located on Vyse Street.
It was lightly raining when I first got here, although the rain had stopped when I wondered around the Quarter.
Going up the stairs and heading for the exit on Vyse Street.
The footbridge to platform 2 (and the Metro stop on platforms 3 and 4).
The beauty that some jewelry pieces possess is matched by the simple, elegant brilliance of the entire concept of jewelry itself. Jewelry can signify an important relationship or make a joyous and important event more memorable. Learning about jewelry can aid you in preserving it for a longer time.
Get a polishing cloth for your jewelery. This helps keep your jewelry shiny without the need for chemical cleansers, which can damage the pieces. Buff your jewelry with the two-sided cloth, just as if you were cleaning a glass. Use a two-sided cloth to clean your jewelry, one for polishing, and the other for shining.
Avoid harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia and acetone that may permanently damage your jewelry. These chemicals can wreak havoc on your jewelry, from discoloring bands, to dulling stones, to eroding enamel or glue.
Store your jewelry collection carefully. Keep pieces separately by using compartments, boxes, hooks and holders. Do not ever just throw them in a pile. This can harm delicate parts, and tangle some pieces with others, like necklaces.
If you are looking to purchase sterling silver jewelry make sure that you have a magnet with you and a good eye. Use the magnet to detect fake jewelry; real silver will not be attracted to the magnet, but the cheaper metals will. Look for the hallmark stamped on the piece of jewelry to determine what percentage sterling silver it is. If there is no hallmark, the piece is probably not authentic and may, indeed, be counterfeit.
You should expect good jewelry to last the rest of your life, and possibly beyond. Go to a dealer you can trust to make sure you get a quality item at a fair price. They should show a lot of craftsmanship, as well as be well-made. Make sure the jeweler is able to tell you the history of the piece, including who created it and where any stones come from. It is important that your pieces are high-quality if you want them to last a long time.
For jewelry to stay shiny and new-looking, it is important to keep it from tarnishing. When you are close to water, do not wear your jewelry. Exposure can result in tarnishing, rusting or dulling of different metals. Clear nail polish, applied in a thin coat, can give jewelry some added protection.
Test it out by wearing it yourself; you don’t want to give a piece that will be uncomfortable or awkward for the recipient. You will also find out if your creation is durable enough.
The color gemstones are an important consideration when shopping for new jewelry. Choose stones that have a reflection on your personality and that also complement the color of your skin. Pieces in neutral tones work well with any item in your wardrobe. Don’t even bother to buy something that doesn’t function properly.
You need to know how to care for each piece in your jewelry collection. There’s an ideal way to clean every different type of setting and stone. The best way to care for a particular piece of jewelry could be harmful to a different piece. When in doubt about the right way to maintain your jewelry, just ask a professional jeweler.
Costume jewelry needs special care. Costume jewelry is generally bound by glue rather than settings and is therefore, a lot more fragile. Avoid using harsh chemicals on these pieces, and do not immerse them. Wiping your jewelry off with with a slightly dampened cloth and then wiping it dry is usually sufficient to keep it clean. Done regularly, this process will keep your costume jewelry looking great.
Selling, owning or buying jewelry means you are investing in something that is nearly priceless, which in itself is the memory. Whether your jewelry symbolizes happiness from the past or hopes for great times in the future, every piece of jewelry is linked to human emotion.