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TIP! Do not clean your jewelry with chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. This will result in damage to both the stones and the metal of the piece.

Jewelry has been around for ages it seems and there are millions of designs when it comes to choosing jewelry. These suggestions can help you pick out a piece of jewelry that you will enjoy for years.

TIP! Every piece of jewelry should last you a life-time. When you are ready to chose your next selection of jewelry, make sure you find a reputable dealer that will make sure that you find a high-quality piece.

You can keep the jewelry in your collection sparkling by using a special polishing cloth. It will allow you to make your jewelry look as good as new without the use of chemicals. You just have to polish each piece the same as you would polish glass using the two-sided cloth. Use one side to shine it and the other to polish it.

TIP! Your diamond shopping experience is missing something important if you are not comparison shopping. Look at what you want very closely, and keep that in mind so you can compare it with other diamonds you look at.

Take care to store your jewelry safely. It is best to use holders, compartments, boxes, and hooks so that everything is kept separate. Tossing all of your jewelry into the same box is a bad plan. This can damage fragile, delicate jewelry, and necklaces can become very tangled in other jewelry pieces.

Sterling Silver

TIP! When you want to sell jewelry on the Internet, you should try to show it off in an attractive way. This is very important because a customer cannot look at the jewelery if they are buying it online.

If you want to buy sterling silver pieces, use a magnet and examine the jewelry very carefully. If the piece you are examining is not silver and is made from non-precious metal, it will be attracted to the magnet. Another way to tell if a metal is sterling silver is to check for a hallmark stamp, for example .sterling, .ster, or .925. If the piece is not hallmarked in any way, be leery of its authenticity because oftentimes it is a sign of a fake.

TIP! The shape and shine of a diamond means more than the size. You also need to think about who is going to receive this ring.

Jewelry is something that can last generations. Choose reputable jewelry dealers when considering your next jewelry purchase. High-quality jewelry can be told by its superior craftsmanship and good manufacture. Your jeweler should have all the information on the piece, including where it came from and who created it. When you choose a piece of jewelry that is high in quality, it can become a heirloom that will last forever.

TIP! This includes steam and dry saunas. The jewelry can be damaged from extreme heat or moisture.

Do some shopping around when you are looking to buy some diamonds. Look at what you like close up, and compare them to other pieces you have seen. Be aware that some dealers will use cheap tactics to make a diamond look better than it is.

Wear jewelry for at least a day to see if it hangs correctly and is comfortable. It will also allow you to test the piece’s durability.

TIP! Remove your jewelery prior to swimming. Chlorine from a pool is a chemical and can tarnish and damage precious jewelry.

Have a unique piece of jewelry made for the special person on your gift list. Pieces that match their personality will highlight your thoughtfulness and creativity, especially since you care for them enough to purchase jewelry for them.

TIP! When investing in a costly item from the jewelry department, choose wisely and select something you will use for years to come. The more expensive a piece of jewelry is usually means it is higher quality.

Keep your jewelry unsoiled by only putting it on after all of your makeup has been applied. Dust and grime from makeup gravitates towards jewelry, and putting on your jewelry first can leave it looking dull or dingy. This is particularly important in the case of necklaces and earrings.

TIP! These days of sky-high gold prices makes buying gold jewelry an expensive proposition. If you are determined to buy real gold, you might have to be flexible on the carats, in order to save money.

Know what you want to do with jewelry prior to purchasing it. You should not have a lot of jewelery that you are never going to put on. Think about the style of clothing you will be wearing when choosing a piece of jewelry.

TIP! Pair large and ornate jewelry pieces with simple outfits. Let the jewelry take center stage by dressing in a solid color.

When selling jewelry on the Internet, make the extra effort to present it in the best light possible. As the potential buyer cannot physically touch the piece, this is important so that the jewelry is presented in its best light. Make sure that the pictures focus specifically on the piece of jewelry with a background that enhances its beauty.

TIP! Rubies have been a popular stone for a long time for good reason. Rubies are red, of course, but when talking about rubies, they come in many different shades.

The size of the diamond is not always the most critical detail, the cut and clarity are important also. You must also consider the personality and preferences of the gift recipient.

TIP! It can be hard to tell the difference between natural and lab grown sapphires and rubies. The ones grown in a lab are exactly the same and cost way less.

The prices for diamonds vary greatly so shop around before making a purchase. Every diamond is unique in both its beauty and imperfections. Once you see a diamond yourself, certain flaws will be less of a concern to you. Jewelers have some flexibility with the price depending on the severity of the flaws. If you are working on a budget, shop around to find a diamond that suits both your preferences and your wallet.

TIP! A beautiful stone that many do not know about is Alexandrite. Depending on your environment, the stone’s color switches between green and purple.

Always remove your jewelry before swimming. Chlorine from a pool is a chemical and can tarnish and damage precious jewelry. Salt water can also degrade jewelry. It is advisable to remove all jewelry prior to participating in any water sports to protect and extend the life of your jewelry.

TIP! You should know what sort of prices you will be seeing prior to going out to look for a engagement ring. Diamond shopping may be an emotional endeavor.

Get some robe hooks to display your necklaces and keep them from getting tangled up. With the right space, you can incorporate a row of these and use them for organizing and hanging necklaces easily. This will avoid ever having to untangle balls of necklaces in your jewelry box again. Also, the necklaces will look nice hanging up.

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.

When shopping for expensive jewelry, choose one that is sure to last for years. A pricey piece is usually of good quality, but don’t overlook the importance of styling. Stick with classic styles. The trendy items of today may be grossly out of fashion tomorrow. Try to find something timeless and classic.

TIP! When you’re cleaning your valuables over a sink, try to avoid dropping or losing them by plugging the drain ahead of time. It’s too easy for a piece of your precious jewelry to slip from your grasp when covered in soap.

If you own gold jewelry, you can earn money from the necklaces and bracelets without giving up your collection. If there is excess gold on the piece, remove that extra, then sell that while retaining the piece itself. If the chain is real gold, and there’s a lot of excess, you can make a couple hundred dollars without losing anything you need.

Onyx and crystal can be wonderful jewelry options. Be kinder to your wallet; you might find that the results are gorgeous.

TIP! An engagement ring should reflect not only you and your partner’s lives and lifestyle, but also personal taste. You want your ring to really represent the best of both your personality and your relationship.

It can be very hard to tell a natural ruby or sapphire from a synthetic one. Lab created stones are beautiful and are made in a lab which makes them much cheaper than natural gems that are mined out of the earth. It is therefore advised that you have a reputable gemologist examine any piece you are considering. Inspecting your gem is vital if you desire to get the best value, as you should find a venerable gemologist to perform this analysis.

TIP! At times, men do not know when the right time to wear cufflinks is. Generally, cufflinks are worn with formal or semi-formal attire.

These tips should be helpful in preparing you to make a personal statement with jewelry. The world of jewelry is filled with a multitude of choices, but the right information makes the decision-making process a whole lot easier.