You have surely gotten yourself all dressed and groomed, only to look in the mirror to wonder what is missing. Although having great looking clothes and matching shoes is wonderful, your outfit isn’t complete. Then the answer finally comes to you; you aren’t wearing any jewellery. One strategic piece can bring a whole outfit together.

Do they often wear hoop earrings, or stud earrings? Do they show a preference for white or yellow gold? This is a great place to start when picking out that special item.

Keep your jewellery from getting tarnished in order to keep it looking it’s best. Never wear your jewellery when you are going to be near water. Some metals will tarnish, dull or rust when exposed to water or perspiration. A very light coating of clear nail varnish can be applied to some jewellery, and this will add an additional line of protection against the elements.

Costume Jewellery

If you are interested in collecting costume jewellery, be sure to stay conscious of the condition. Many costume pieces are a great investment and can be quite costly, but costume jewellery that has too many signs of wear will not keep their value over time. Pieces that are in great shape will fetch you better prices down the road, should you choose to sell them.

Know how to keep your jewellery beautiful. You should know that different materials require different maintenance. What works for one material could damage another. Talk with a professional if you aren’t sure what sort of care each jewel requires.

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You can use a brooch to make your belt stand out, since it is sure to be eye-catching. You can pin it centered at your waist or closer to your hip.

To maintain the shine and finish on your jewellery, do not put it on until you’ve done your hair and makeup. Putting jewellery on prior to applying makeup or hairspray allows gunk and grime from your beauty products to settle on the jewellery, leaving it dull and potentially harming the finish. This tip is especially important when it comes to earrings and necklaces.

Before purchasing a gemstone, find out if it has been treated, and if so, how. The type of care required will differ depending on the kind of treatment. Some cleaning solutions that work perfectly well on untreated gems can strip off treatments, and even damage stones, if you use them on treated gems.

When you are interested in buying some jewelery you should expect to find good sales. You can save a lot of money with the right sale. Sales can be found online, in store windows, or in your local newspaper. Sometimes, if you buy a fashion that is not ‘up and coming’, you can save some money.

Mineral Oil

Learn how to unravel a knotted necklace, even one with delicate loops. Before giving up on a tangled knotted mass of precious metal, source some plastic wrap. Apply baby oil or mineral oil to your necklace after placing it on the plastic wrap. You would then untangle the necklace using needles. Use ordinary dish soap to remove the mineral oil and let dry.

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This goes for any type of sauna, either steam or dry. Excessive moisture and heat can be damaging to jewellery.

Resist the temptation to pay more for jewellery because of a supposedly high-class brand. There are probably not going to be many people that recognize that the piece is anything special due to the brand, and you are likely going to pay far too much money for it. There are thousands of quality brands of jewellery available for purchase.

If you are ready to spend a lot of money on a piece of jewellery, make sure it is something that will be with you for years to come. You usually get good quality when you buy something expensive, but think about styles too. If the piece you are considering is very trendy at the moment, it may be out of fashion in just a few years. Choose a piece that has classic lines and timeless style.

As you can see, jewellery can complement your look and add pizzazz to any outfit. There are many different styles of jewellery to make you look classy, professional or fun. When you’re ready to step out, adorn yourself with some jewellery to make sure you look your best.