If you want to buy or sell jewelry, then it is important that you have an understanding of what you are doing in order to be successful. This makes it difficult to know where to start.
Use a polishing cloth to keep your jewelry clean and free from damage. With this method, you can simply shine it up and not deal with the hassle of using cleaners. You use the special cloth to polish your jewelry just like you would polish your silverware. First use the polishing side, and finish with the other side to make it shine.
If you are in the market to buy some silver jewelry, don’t forget to take a magnet along with you. Take the magnet with you to find fake pieces of jewelery, sterling silver will not stick to the magnet. You can identify sterling silver by its markings, for example “sterling,” “ster,” or “.925.” If the piece that you are looking at is not hallmarked, this is usually the sign that it is a fake.
Know which kind of stone you are buying with your jewelry. The types of gems available are synthetic, imitation and natural. Imitation has little value, as it is generally plastic, while synthetic and natural are considered to be real gems. Natural gemstones are mined, while synthetic gems are artificially grown.
Do your research before settling on one diamond. Look at what you want very closely, and keep that in mind so you can compare it with other diamonds you look at. There are many ways to make a diamond look better than it really is.
You have seen that the process of buying and selling jewelry will take some effort, work and research so that you will be able to buy the items that you are looking for, or sell your jewelry for a profit. If you use these suggestions you can be a winner!