Got Questions About Jewelry? Here Is The Answers!
Posted by SharonEvans on November 27th, 2014
With gold prices at an all-time high, it's a great time to invest in gold jewelry. You may have been tempted to sell your old gold or even buy some new gold as an investment. Be smart when dealing with private jewelry sales. Investing money into a cheap gold testing kit is a wise decision to save yourself from getting duped into unintentionally buying gold plated jewelry that is essentially worthless.
You can get jewelry that speaks of ancient and vintage times passed. They take their styling from the Victorian era and other famous time periods. These make perfect pieces to any wardrobe where you want to show some old world class. Popular types include Bakelite jewelry, book chains, cameos, celluloid jewelry, doublets, filigree jewelry, and much more.
Try adding some industrial metals to your collection. There is more to metal jewelry than just gold and silver. Industrial metals include stainless steel, titanium, tungsten carbide and tungsten. Industrial metals provide a much nicer shine and are more durable and less susceptible to damage. Titanium is known for being more lightweight, stainless steel and can be polished until it practically glows. Tungsten carbide can resist scratches for a long time, as well as being a dark metal.
Consider purchasing a gift for a child, try anti bullying jewelry, and these statement pieces provides a cool look while sending an important, and it is relatively inexpensive. Do not buy children all gold jewelry which do carry a high price tag. Search for brass, 14 kt gold fill or sterling silver; you want to find ones that look shiny and are not dull or murky looking.
If you don't know the ring size of the person you're buying jewelry for, just get the size they have in stock - DON'T resize it based on your guess! You don't want to be messing with a ring over and over again or you could affect it's hardiness. When you give the ring to the recipient, let them know you will pay to have it resized.
If you love wearing jewelry, but hate the irritation it causes, then you may want to examine the metals in the jewelry. Higher karats of gold are less likely to cause irritation so opt for 14 or 18 karat. You could also try platinum or even palladium as both of these metals are harder and stronger than gold.
It is vitally important that each of your bracelets and necklaces have a strong clasp attached to them. You risk losing an expensive or sentimental chain or gemstone pendant if the clasp is too loose. You can purchase a safety clasp to secure expensive pieces of jewelry. For added protection, you may choose to use an additional clasp beyond the one you already have.
So whether you have learned a new fact, historical tidbit, or way to wear your jewelry, keep in mind that these tips are meant to be shared! Use this information to make better decisions on buying, wearing, or possibly even making your own gorgeous jewelry; think of these tips as diamonds in the rough.
When buying jewelry, don't worry too much about current trends. Look for classic pieces that can be worn over several years. Something that's too current will be quickly out of date. A stylish piece like personalized earrings that you enjoy but isn't the latest thing can be a part of your wardrobe for years to come. If thinking of something unique for a child, consider anti bullying jewelry. There are hundreds of ideas to choose from.
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