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TIP! Be careful on how you store all of your jewelry together. Jewelry should be stored in an organized way in a box, a jewelry holder or hung on hooks.

If you are trying to find a great gift for a special woman, then jewelry is a great way to go. Here are some ideas for getting the right piece for the woman in your life.

Try to avoid cleaning it with harsh chemicals like ammonia or turpentine. These can erode both the color and the materials of your jewelry.

TIP! Identify the kind of stone in every piece you consider. There are basically three distinct types: natural gems, synthetic gems and imitation stones.

You need to know the type of gem that you are purchasing. Gemstones come in three different varieties: natural, imitation and synthetic. While both natural and synthetic stones are still real, imitation is just glass or plastic made to look like the natural stone. Natural gemstones are mined, while synthetic gems are artificially grown.

TIP! When you are shopping for diamonds, there are ways to compare the stones. Always see the piece up close, and compare it critically to any others you’re considering.

Watch to see whether they usually wear necklaces or bracelets, or if they prefer dangly earrings to studs. Noticing these things lets you choose jewelry more suited to their tastes.

TIP! If you want to collect costume jewelry, concentrate on getting quality peices. While normally is a beautiful investment, a piece of costume jewelry that is in poor condition is not worth buying.

You need to pay attention to care and maintenance if you intend to build up a costume jewelry collection. If you do not maintain the piece, it will depreciate in value. Investing in quality means that you can enjoy the jewelry for many years to come.

TIP! Costume jewelry requires specific care. Many of their settings are glued instead of set.

Buy jewelry on sale whenever possible. With the right kind of sale, you can save a lot of money. You can snag a sweet sale by perusing your neighborhood shops, checking the classified ads, or even going online. Sometimes, if you buy a fashion that is not ‘up and coming’, you can save some money.

TIP! Determine whether or not your stone received a treatment, and what kind, prior to purchasing it. It is important to understand the varying treatment processes because each one requires a specific care regimen.

Even knotted necklaces with delicate loops can be untangled. Believe it or not, you can use plastic wrap to untangle jewelry. After you place the necklace on top of the wrap, cover it in baby oil. Needles can be used to untangle it. When finished, wash it with a little dishwashing liquid and pat dry.

TIP! A diamond’s cut, as well as its clarity, are considerably more important than size in determining value and appeal. The intended recipient’s personality should play a role in diamond selection, too.

You should always know what you plan on doing with jewelry when purchasing it. There’s no sense in spending a lot of money of pieces that you’ll never wear. When picking jewelry, be sure to keep your clothing in mind.

TIP! Try to purchase sets of jewelry as a gift for someone. Many jewelry stores offer deals on sets of jewelry.

When buying jewelry, you should not buy something only because of the brand. It will be difficult for others to tell where you purchased an item, and if you’re only buying something because of the name, it could very well be overpriced. There are several high quality brands.

TIP! Don’t buy a piece of jewelry based solely on the brand. Not only is most jewelry not brand-recognizable, but you are also going to pay more just for the name.

It may be tough to figure out how to best present jewelry that you are selling at informal events like craft fairs and flea markets. While you source your jewelry materials, keep an eye out for display ideas. All types of things, such as baskets, cigar boxes and racks can turn into incredible jewelry display cases by adding some creativity.

TIP! If you’re going to spend a good deal of money on a jewelry item, purchase something to last a lifetime. The more expensive a piece of jewelry is usually means it is higher quality.

Rubies are extremely popular for good reasons. Even though genuine rubies are consistently red, there are many different shades, ranging from a light pink to a deep, dark red. Rubies are also very strong, durable stones and resistant to chemicals as well. Rubies are the perfect choice, if you desire a stone that is strong, as well as beautiful.

TIP! Statement stones like crystal or black onyx are striking and distinctive. It is certainly possible to spend less and come out with a piece of jewelry that is absolutely remarkable.

Telling the difference between natural rubies and sapphires and synthetic ones is not an easy task. Synthetic stones cost much less than high-quality ones that come from a mine, and their physical and chemical properties are virtually identical. If you are considering purchasing real sapphire jewelery, have an independent jeweler check out the natural content.

TIP! If you are a jewelry maker who sells at craft fairs, holiday markets and such, you may have trouble coming up with ways to properly display it. While you are on the lookout for jewelry-making items, also keep an eye out for things from which you can make creative displays.

Alexandrite is a unique stone, which many often forget to consider. This stone changes color from green to purple, depending on the lighting. Some of the most common places to find alexandrite are earrings, rings, and pendants.

TIP! Keep in mind when shopping for natural sapphires or rubies that they are hard to discern from artificial ones. Natural and artificial rubies and sapphires are chemically identical to their natural counterparts, but artificial stones are worth far less.

Surprise your sweetheart and express your admiration with a lovely piece of jewelry. Every lady loves to get a piece of jewelery from the one they love. Surprising her with a gift is the perfect way to transform your usual date into something she will remember for years.

TIP! You may have necklaces that you wore as a child that you’d still like to use. They’ll look more mature and less dated if you layer them with newer and larger pieces.

Necklaces that you received when you were younger can be mixed with modern pieces, for a look that isn’t dated. Find a more adult piece to bring the cluster together. If you can match them all to the same theme, that’s even better.

TIP! If you really want a gorgeous, striking diamond effect, try the uniqueness of an illusion setting. This involves plating your ring with a mirror before setting the diamond.

Before selling a piece of jewelry, you should have it appraised by a gemologist or accredited appraiser. This ensures that have an accurate and substantiated claim of the item’s value, which makes it much easier to determine an appropriate selling price.

TIP! Though this is not an ideal cleaner, it will do the job if you have nothing else. Put a small amount of toothpaste onto a soft cloth that is lint free, or a paper towel.

An illusion setting can be a unique choice if you want a big, brilliant diamond effect. In this effect, a small mirror is put under the diamond before it is set into place. The mirror makes the diamond look bigger and magnifies the amount of light it reflects. The only caveat is that repairs on a mirrored setting can be difficult to achieve.

TIP! Never clean jewelry in a sink without double-checking that you’ve plugged the drain first. It is all too easy for an item of jewelry to fall out of your soapy hands.

Do some research on the price of diamonds before actually going out to shop for the right engagement ring. Shopping for diamonds can elicit many emotions. It’s very easy to forget about your budget and to make an emotional choice.

TIP! You can save a lot of money buying used jewelry. They’re usually just as good as new pieces but are much cheaper.

If you clean your jewelry in a sink, be sure that you have a stopper in the plug at all times. It’s all to easy to lose that precious piece as it slips from your soapy hands. The simple precaution of putting a plug over the drain opening will ensure that your valuable pieces will not slip down into the city’s sewer system.

TIP! When selecting an engagement ring, choose one that fits both your style and budget. Your ring should closely mirror your partner’s style; it should symbolize your relationship with one another.

Your rings will stand out for their quality and character if your hands are well-groomed to match. Manicures, either professional or done at home, will make your hands as attractive as your rings.

TIP! If diamond jewelry is something you wear daily, any such items should receive a professional cleaning every six months after your initial receipt of them. The gemologist will clean your diamond and inspect it for damage.

Choose an engagement ring that reflects your style and relationship. You want the ring to reflect who you are inside, and match your lifestyle. This will be a ring that you will be wearing for a very long time, and will bring up a wonderful memory, so be sure that it matches your personality.

TIP! If your rings are loose, it is best if you remove them before washing dishes, doing laundry or taking a shower or bath. There is the possibility that they could slide off and you wouldn’t even notice.

As we previously mentioned, you cannot go wrong with a gift of jewelry when shopping for a woman. Ideally, you can learn from the advice you’ve just picked up and be a little smarter when you make your next jewelry-related decision.