A statement necklace. A bright cocktail wring. A set of silver and turquoise bangles. Accessories like these are fun and inexpensive ways of jazzing up your wardrobe. But how do you take care of your accessories so they won't chip, fade, tarnish or break after just a few uses? Here are some tips to keep your accessories in good shape. … [Read more...] about How to take care of your accessories
Who doesn't love jewelry? Gold and silver accessories can don't just add instant chic and style to your outfit. High quality pieces may also increase in value, and (if you have a sudden cash flow problem) can be sold for a pretty good price. However, high quality gold and silver jewelry don't come cheap. Here are tips on selecting the best pieces for your money. … [Read more...] about Tips for buying gold and silver jewelry
Every woman should have a good selection of real or costume jewelry. A big bangle or a statement necklace can immediately add drama to a simple white tee or a little black dress. And, if you know the jewelry trends, you can update your favorite classic look to look very 'in' and 'hot.' But how do you mix and match jewelry? Should you wear another ring? Layer on another … [Read more...] about Tips for mixing and matching jewelry
Yes, but some types of jewelry are more susceptible to damage. Jewelers measure this vulnerability with a gem-trade standard called the Mohs scale. The higher the number, the stronger and harder it is. The hardest stone is diamonds (scale rating 10) but those with a Mohs scale rating of 7 and below (pearls, turqoiuise, coral, lapis lazuli) are very vulnerable. Metals like … [Read more...] about Can my jewelry get scratched?
Your beautiful jewelry and accessories can lose their shine and luster, because of the oils in the skin, and improper storing. Here are some tips for cleaning your jewelry and keeping them looking their best. Although platinum jewelry is the strongest and most resistant to damage, with a few simple steps, even your sterling silver jewelry will be shiny and beautiful years … [Read more...] about How to take care of jewelry