Practical Advice From A Jeweler's Point Of View
In the sparkly world of jewelry, it is important to make sure that you are buying or selling your
pieces wisely. That is where doing smart research on jewelry comes in handy. This will help you
to be more informed so that you can buy or sell and not lose money. Follow these tips to get
started with learning about jewelry.
Make sure to keep regular tabs on the state of your jewelry. You need to constantly assess the
condition of your pieces to catch any issues or damage early. It is best to catch them early
because this is when you should get them fixed to avoid major or irreversible damage, or even
losing the item.
Identify the kind of stone in every piece you consider. A stone may be natural, synthetic or
imitation. While natural and synthetic stones are the real deal, imitation jewelry-diamonds stones
are made to look like a real gemstone, but could be anything from colored glass to plastic. The
only difference between natural and imitation gemstones is where they are made. Natural occur
naturally, while synthetic stones are grown in labs.
Jewelry is a nice accessory to any outfit. Jeans and a t-shirt can look so ordinary, but paired with
a cute chunky bracelet, or a fun pair of earrings, even the dullest outfit can look unique. A
colorful choker necklace can brighten up any look, and a uniquely beaded ankle bracelet can
accompany any old skirt. Mix and match traditional looks with nontraditional jewelry pieces to
create one-of-a-kind looks you'll love.
Try adding some industrial metals to your collection. There is more to metal jewelry than just
gold and silver. Industrial metals include stainless steel, titanium, tungsten carbide and tungsten.
Industrial metals provide a much nicer shine and are more durable and less susceptible to
damage. Titanium is known for being more lightweight, stainless steel and can be polished until
it practically glows. Tungsten carbide can resist scratches for a long time, as well as being a dark