Allow This Jewelry Knowledge To Give You An Edge
Jewelery is a wide topic and it can be confusing to learn about all the different aspects. The question is: where do you start? This article will be very helpful to you, because it is filled with tips about jewelry that will encourage you to become a highly educated consumer.
Do not clean your jewelry with chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. Natural acids won’t erode the enamel on your copper jewelry the way harsh chemicals can.
When you are shopping for jewelry in sterling silver, be sure to examine the piece closely, and take along a magnet for metal testing. Take the magnet with you to find fake pieces of jewelery, sterling silver will not stick to the magnet. Sterling silver will always be hallmarked with a stamp such as .925, ster. or sterling. If there is no marking on the piece, it may not be sterling silver.
Knowing what type of jewel you are buying when you purchase jewelry is very important. The three different types of stones are natural, imitation and synthetic. “Real” can mean natural or synthetic, and an imitation stone could be glass or plastic. Natural gems are dug up from the ground, and synthetic gems are man-made in a lab.
Always check with your jeweler about insurance policy options before buying anything. Many stores offer a policy where you can bring broken or damaged jewelry back to the original jeweler for repair at little to no cost. In certain instances, there may even be jewelry insurance available to cover loss or theft.
Pay attention to the quality and type of gemstones in a piece when you’re looking at buying new jewelry. Think about your skin tone, and also think about your personality as you choose your favorite stones. Your best bet is to choose a natural color to match any outfit. Having a beautiful piece of jewelry is pretty worthless if you cannot wear it.
The brooch will call attention to your belt and make it more interesting to look at. Think about placing it near your hip or at waist level.
If you are looking to sell jewelry online, ensure that the photos you use make the piece look attractive. This is quite key since your customer can not physically see and feel the jewelry when purchasing it online. Be sure your photographs show good details of the jewelry and few, if any, details of the surroundings.
More desirable than a big piece is the cut and clarity of the diamond. You must also consider the personality and preferences of the gift recipient.
This goes for any type of sauna, whether it’s the dry type or the steam type. Extreme moisture and heat can seriously damage the piece.
As we have noted, the world of jewelry is quite diverse. However, with careful and guided research, you can make sure that you are purchasing quality pieces and caring for them accordingly. Buying and selling jewelry is fun and exciting! Get the most from your next jewelry shopping spree by following these tips.
1. Write a list of everything you want in all 8 areas
of your life. Physical environment, Health,
Friends/Family, Work/Business, Partner/Relationship,
Fun/Recreation, Personal Development, Finances.
When you can clearly see everything you want, your
choice of focus is more balanced.
2. List all the things you don’t want to have and then
turn them around to identify what you do want. It’s
often easier to identify what you don’t want and
this enables you to focus on what you do want.
3. Define your vision, i.e. what you see as possible
and then remove from your lists anything that doesn’t
fit. Your unique vision comes from within you,
allowing you to focus on what’s really right for you
4. Remove from your lists anything you feel pushed to do
either by yourself or others. When you only have
things you feel pulled and drawn towards, it’s more
exciting and easier to achieve.
5. Tell yourself the truth about what you really want.
There’s often a lot of fear involved in being truthful,
even with ourselves. Face up to this fear and by being
truthful, you’ll have a clearer picture of what you
6. Stop trying to choose what to focus on and step back by
taking time for yourself to either read, be with
friends, laugh, play, have fun, discover and dream.
These activities allow for new possibilities, different
perspectives and a freedom to make choices based on
clarity, rather than pressure.
7. Don’t allow the negative feeling “I can’t” stop you
from going for what you really want. Most things are
achievable by most people and by taking one small
step forward, you’ll see that “I can” is a real
8. Focus your time, energy and attention on what you do
want, rather than what you don’t want. You’ll get
more out of whatever you focus your attention on.
9. Narrow down your list of what you want to one specific
thing for now, by numbering all the items and then set
up a draw sheet as used in sports tournaments. Your
emotional and instinctive sides will come into play
and leave you with one specific item to focus on.
10. Identify at least one step you can take immediately
towards achieving this item. As you initiate the
action, decide on the next step and keep on until
you’ve achieved what you really want. Taking actions,
even small ones, builds your momentum, confidence and
moves you towards your goals.
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By Alan Cleaver on 2009-11-14 14:32:43
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