Expert Jewellery Knowledge You Need To Know
Jewellery is a great gift to give for a loved one or a friend, and a lot of people buy jewellery every day. But with so many different options available to choose from, it can be difficult to know which piece is of the best quality so that you get Value for money. Luckily, there are ways to check the quality so that you won’t have to worry.
Be very wary if you see a ring that claims to be diamond and has a sterling silver setting. Diamonds are only professionally set in white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Very rarely and mostly never will you see a diamond ring set in sterling silver. There are a few infrequent cases with a few low grade diamond chips set in silver, but usually this will not happen. If you see a jewellery store with this practice, they are usually selling zirconia and claiming them as diamonds.
If you have a large collection of fashion jewellery, make sure to only clean them with a damp cloth. Using polishing cloths or jewellery cleaning liquids will only eat away at the top layer causing the base metal to show through. After you are finished cleaning, keep your jewellery stored away to prevent any damage or tarnish.
It is sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd or find a meaningful piece of jewellery. Stores usually sell the same type of designs that prove to be a bore after a while. Go bold and purchase handmade artisan pieces instead. Handmade jewellery will always be a success due to its one-of-a-kind nature. You will never see anyone else wearing the same thing as you and you will also be supporting an artist instead of an import company relying on low wage labour.
Jewellery should be a purchase that truly lasts a lifetime. It really isn’t difficult to get quality and value if when buying jewellery, you only buy from dealers with good reputations. You should be able to notice a quality piece by its craftsmanship. Your jeweller should have all the information on the piece, including where it came from and who created it. Investing in a high-quality piece ensures that you will have a timeless item that will be just as wearable in 20 years as it is today.
When shopping for an excellent deal on a piece of jewellery, you should consider purchasing a piece that was previously owned. Many of them are just as nice as their matching new pieces, but the costs will be lower. Your significant other will likely appreciate the fact that you made an effort to find a high-quality piece of jewellery at an affordable price.
As with most things, we all want to get the best things for the cheapest price. So, the next time you decide to buy a piece of expensive jewellery as a present for a loved one, try to use these tips so that you can make sure you are getting the best bargain and quality for the amount of money you paid.