At one level, selecting and owning jewelry is a visceral, natural experience. Jewelry is supposed to be beautiful. So, all you need to do is pick pieces that appeal to your taste or the taste of their intended recipients. There is a deeper level to jewelry, though. Buying, selling and caring for your jewelry are all processes that can be improved by learning a few handy tips. This article will give you those tips.
To dress up a knit top or a T-shirt, pair it with a long necklace that has a simple style. Long necklaces will add visual interest to your top, but keeping them basic will prevent them from overpowering your look. Try wearing thin layered necklaces or a necklace with a Y-shape.
If you are looking to purchase fashion jewelry, make sure to invest a few dollars. While fashion jewelry is available in almost every design and price range under the sun, purchase something in the mid-price range. If you go too cheap, you may end up purchasing something with unhealthy metal alloys or inferior quality workmanship.
Shop early for wedding rings to avoid problems. Since wedding rings can typically take 6 weeks to arrive, the earlier, the better. If you are ordering custom-made jewelry it can take even longer. You may also choose to have the inside of the ring engraved, but be sure to add this to your order to avoid extra time delays.
The greatest influence on diamond’s brilliance is the cut. A good cut can give the diamond a more desirable whiter color than the actual color. So when shopping for a diamond, the carat weight may be reduced, but because of the cut, it may appear much larger than its carat weight.
When selecting jewelry for a child, make sure it is an item that can grow with them. You may have to have it sized up in time, but an item they would be happy to wear as an adult will last them a lifetime. Choose classic styles with timeless elegance.
While white diamonds are the most common and traditional stone option for fine jewelry, colored diamonds are striking and versatile and are often more affordable. A colored diamond can be purchased in the recipient’s favorite color, lending an elegant and deeply personal touch to a ring, necklace, or pair of earrings.
As you begin to shop for diamond jewelry, you will notice that most pieces are presented against a black velvet background. Viewing a diamonds in front of a black surface can actually alter your perception of the clarity and cut of the diamond. Instead, ask to view the piece against a lighter-colored surface and under magnification. This gives you a more accurate visualization.
A great tip that can help you maintain your jewelry is to make sure you store your pearls in a special place. You can’t just store your pearls with your other jewelry because pearls are so sensitive that they can be scratched easily. You should place pearls in their own compartment.
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