There is a lot of time and information that goes into buying and selling jewelry. You need to know what kind of jewelry you want, or what price you should ask for a piece you are attempting to sell. I bet you are wondering where to start.
If you can prevent your jewelry from tarnishing, it will look so much more attractive. If possible, remove your jewelry if you are around water. Metals can become dull, rusty or tarnished if submerged in it. If you must take your jewelry somewhere wet, prepare it by adding some clear nail polish on the surface.
Costume jewelry needs to be handled carefully. Many of the stones and embellishments are just glued in instead of set in a professional setting. Keep your costume jewelery away from water or chemicals. The best care is to wipe with a warm damp cloth and then dry with another cloth. This will ensure that all of your costume jewelry looks like it did the day you bought it.
If you want to use childhood jewelery, but are concerned about looking childish or old-fashioned, layer items with bigger, contemporary pieces for a modern effect. Use a pendant as a point of interest within the cluster, and choose necklaces which share a theme; be it a color, material, or design.
You can make a real statement with a stand-out piece of onyx or crystal jewelry. Give your wallet a break and look good at the same time.
Pay attention to the types, sizes, and colors of jewelry that the person wears. This way, you know where you should start when buying a gift.
Taking proper care of your jewelry requires careful consideration. Every metal, setting, and stone has different requirements when it comes to care. What works for one material could damage another. Your jeweler can give you instructions on proper handling if you are not sure.
Need to touch up a peice of jewelry? Put a small amount of toothpaste onto a soft cloth that is lint free, or a paper towel. Rub the paste into the jewelry then rinse off with water. While it may not come out looking brand-new, the piece will certainly appear less tarnished.
I hope these tips helped. Please feel free to comment!