Accessorizing with jewelry is a skill and an art! The dos and don’ts for jewelry can change over time. Learning what to do need not be intimidating! Following is some of the information available to guide you with your choice of jewelry:
If you are in the market to buy some silver jewelry, don’t forget to take a magnet along with you. 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. You can recognize sterling silver by stamps that say ‘.925’ or ‘ster’. If the piece that you are looking at is not hallmarked, this is usually the sign that it is a fake.
Use a toothbrush and small bit of toothpaste to clean your precious gems. This works really well on diamonds. The toothpaste is a non-abrasive scrubber and the toothbrush is small enough to get into those little nooks and crannies. This method is safe to use as often as you like.
When you are looking for jewelry to purchase, give careful thought to the stones you prefer. The right stone will enhance your skin tone and make a statement about your personality. Your best bet is to choose a natural color to match any outfit. Do not buy something if it does not work for you.
Putting on jewelry only after you have put on makeup and fixed your hair will keep it from being exposed to chemicals that could tarnish it. Dust from your makeup can end up on your jewelry, and this can make it look dull. This is particularly important in the case of necklaces and earrings.
Save your broken beaded necklaces to give them new life. Do not let them fill a sacred box in your bedroom. Go in your bathroom and grab the dental floss. Use it to restring your necklace and it will likely last longer than the original string lasted on the piece.
Looking at jewelry you would like to buy, decide how unique you want it to be. If you are having trouble finding a piece that speaks to you, try hand crafted. Hand crafted jewelry is available in any form of style and options. People who usually struggle to find something they like, will love the uniqueness of handmade jewels.
This applies to dry and steam-filled saunas. The moisture and high temperatures in saunas can do real damage to your jewelry.
Always keep all of your jewelry organized in a way that makes sense to you. There are many great options for jewelry boxes and drawer organizers to help you keep your fine pieces in order. This way you know exactly where everything is when you need to wear your nicest pieces to impress!
If you are looking to purchase a piece of jewelry with precious stones, there are synthetic gems that are more affordable, and have a similar grade of quality as natural gems. But, remember that imitation gems which are composed of plastic elements are indeed fake, whereas synthetic gems are cultured in actual laboratories.
So, now do you have some ideas? Enjoy your choice of jewelry! If you see some tips that will be of value to you that is great! Remember, accessorizing need not be intimidating!