Do your personal sense of style and your wardrobe of outfits, need a little infusion of pizzazz from a well-selected piece of jewelry? Or perhaps a jewelry piece as a friend’s present? It is hoped then that you will find this article of handy hints, quite useful.

Take care when you are storing your jewelry in the same place. Use a box that has several different compartments and hooks to keep your pieces apart. Do not ever just throw them in a pile. This can harm fragile and fine pieces, along with severely tangling necklaces with other pieces.

If you are shopping for sterling silver jewelry, you’ll need a magnet and an eye for the real thing. To spot scams, see if the magnet attracts the piece. If it does, then shout “FAKE!” at the top of your lungs and move to the next store. Look for the hallmark stamped on the piece of jewelry to determine what percentage sterling silver it is. If there is no hallmark, the piece is probably not authentic and may, indeed, be counterfeit.

Preventing tarnish will keep your jewelry look its best. Remove your jewelry if you plan on spending time in or near water. Many of the metals become tarnished, rusty or dull when they get exposed to the elements of water. Apply clear nail polish to your jewelery as an added protection.

Have a unique piece of jewelry made for the special person on your gift list. If you buy something that will go along with their personality it will show them you thought about them!

You are now armed with the information you need to make better purchasing decisions when it comes to jewelry. No longer shall you find gemstones, diamonds, beads or precious metals overwhelming and daunting. Jewelry is an investment that will bring your joy for a lifetime.