Jewelry: Everything You Will Ever Need To Know

Jewelry: Everything You Will Ever Need To Know

There are many occassions to buy someone a piece of stunning jewelry. Whatever that occassion may be, make sure you know who exactly you are purchasing the jewelry for. If it is not for you, remember you are shopping for them and what they like and not shopping for yourself.

Clean jewelry makes it more beautiful, sparkly and shiney. Cleaning it can be quite simple and there is no need to go to your jeweler every time you need your jewelry cleaned. A simple solution of warm water, mild soap (baby shampoo) and a soft toothbrush will clean most jewelry.

Don't spend a lot of money purchasing cheap costume jewelry. Costume jewelry does sell in more designs and cost significantly less than fine jewelry. Yet, over the course of a few months or years, costume jewelry loses its color which causes the cheap metal to show through underneath. Invest in one or two pieces of fine jewelry that are sure to last a lifetime.

If you are in the market for a ring and want platinum, consider white gold instead. The two types of metals are very similar in appearance, and it's likely no one will know the difference if you are wearing white gold instead of platinum. Platinum costs almost twice as much as white gold, so your selection could drastically affect your pocket book.

When choosing jewelry as a gift for a girlfriend, make sure it is something that will really show her that you love her and understand her. At this point in your relationship, the jewelry that you give her should be more than just a gift, but a passing of your love.

If you plan to purchase a designer ring from an online jeweler or an auction site like eBay, you should first check the size of the ring before committing to purchase it. If the ring is not your size, determine whether or not it can be sized. If so, be sure to inquire about the price of sizing.

The world of body piercing has taken body jewelry to new heights. Many people like the feeling of having their tongues pierced, but having metal jewelry in your mouth can be damaging to your teeth. There are many colorful options available for plastic tongue jewelry that is safer for your mouth and won't make your dentist cringe.

You should regularly clean your silver jewelry. You should not let it get black or gray. A cheap, and simple, way to effectively clean your jewelry is to brush your pieces just like you would your own teeth. Just put a bit of toothpaste onto a dry cloth and rub. Clean in no time.

Never use a black background to view and inspect a diamond. Using black changes how the eye perceives color and this can be misleading when choosing a diamond. Always view the diamond under magnification and understand what it is that you are seeing. The things you should be looking for are the four ‘C's.

You did your due diligence. You knew why and who you were buying that piece of jewelry for. The time and effort you put into shopping were well worth every minute knowing that the recipient of that stunning item would absolutely love the level of taste and style.