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The world of jewelry is full of opportunity. Depending on the material a piece of jewelry is made of, the price varies greatly from

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each piece. People who are uneducated with shopping for jewelry can pay more than they need to for a piece. This article will show you how to make your jewelry purchases wisely.

Steer clear of ammonia, bleach or other strong chemical solvents when you need to clean these items. Chemicals can eat away the stones or enamel on your stones.

Jewelry is best stored in an area with low humidity. To ensure it is protected, keep your jewelry in a drawstring bag or a jewelry box that is closed. Humidity quickly tarnishes both precious and non-precious metal. They cannot be removed from other metals, even though tarnish can be removed from precious metals like silver and gold.

When you go shopping for sterling silver jewelry pieces, take with you a magnet and a monocle. If an item of jewelry is attracted by a magnet, it is not sterling silver! Only non-precious metals can be drawn to a magnet. There should be a stamp hallmarked that says something like .925 sterling or ster, on sterling silver If the item has no markings indicating its authenticity, then be wary.

Keep your jewelry free of tarnish to make it look its best. Try not to wear jewelry when you are around water. Metals can become dull, rusty or tarnished if submerged in it. To give jewelry an added layer of protection apply a thin layer of clear nail lacquer.

Think carefully about what stones you want in your jewelry. Choose a stone that goes well with your skin tone or the kind of clothes you reflects and wear your personality. Colors should be neutral so that they go with most of your outfits. Do not buy something that looks nice on the shelf but that you will never use.

Have a unique piece of jewelry made for the special person on your gift list. A unique piece to match their personality shows thoughtfulness and creativity, which is exactly what you want to express to a person you care enough about to buy jewelry for.

After reading this article, you should have acquired some new advice to utilize when you are next in the market for rings, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, watches or any other piece of jewelry. Having accurate, up-to-date information could end up saving you a lot of money.

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