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Jewelry Hallmarks – The Best Routes

February 4, 2013 | Posted By: | Jewelry |
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If you have special and valuable pieces of jewelry, caring for them correctly is essential. Caring for your jewelry can lead to longevity, and help it to retain value too. In this article, we will discuss some important tips that will help you to care for your special pieces properly.

Find out if your gemstone was treated before you buy it and if it was, how it was treated. Different treatments require different types of care. You do not want to try to clean a treated gem with a solution that may strip the treatment and damage the gem in the process.

When buying jewelry for someone that you care about, make sure that the type of jewelry that you get them fits the type of relationship you are in. This is important because, often times, the recipient will view the gift as a physical form of expressing the intentions that they have.

When you are going on a job interview, you must consider the amount and the style of jewelry that you will be wearing. You do not want to over do it and risk not getting the job since your appearance is not practical for the workplace. Stick to one earring in each ear, one necklace, one bracelet and one ring.

When photographing jewelry, lighting is key. By now you know that your camera’s onboard flash is horrible. Too harsh, too bright for close distances, is impossible to pre visualize and is likely in the wrong place. For jewelry, use continuous, diffuse (soft) lighting on stands. Photographic daylight-balanced fluorescents are recommended as they remain cool. Note that even those fluorescents will need some kind of diffusion.

Preserve the texture, tone, and color of your turquoise jewelry by exercising the utmost care in storing and cleaning each earring, ring, and necklace. Although turquoise often features inherent surface imperfections, failure to cleanse it gently can affect the color of the stone. Wipe the stone, then dry it with a soft cloth. Do not use soap or chemicals on the stone.

If you can afford to invest in only one necklace, opt for a simple chain in a high-quality platinum or gold. Delicate chains go well with virtually any outfit and are easy to coordinate with your favorite rings and earrings. This also gives you the option to switch out pendants whenever you feel that you need a change.

In summary, you want to know why your jewelry does not look as good as it did the day you purchased it despite all the care you have done for it. Hopefully you learned not only why this was occurring but also how to prevent it in the future

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