When buying jewelry for a loved one, it can be a stressful task. If you need some help in buying jewelry a loved one can cherish for years to come, we are here to help with jewelry buying tips. Read the guide below.
Buy For Quality, not Quantity
To buy jewelry that will last for years to come, you need to be informed about the types of metal used to make jewelry stunning. The most commonly used jewelry materials are gold, sterling silver and platinum. When you see jewelry that says gold, it means it is pure gold or 24 karat gold. 24 karat gold is often mixed with other metals to make it durable, since it is considered a soft metal. If jewelry says 14 karat gold, this means 14 parts of the jewelry is made of gold and the 10 other parts will be base metal. The higher the karat, the more gold the jewelry piece as in it.
Sterling silver has 92.5% silver. This is usually marked as 925 if pure silver. Platinum is a natural, white metal. It is considered strong, durable and resistant for corrosion. It is a great material for rings.
Make sure you choose the correct length, if buying a necklace for someone. Necklaces come in 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 28 inches. Know the person you are buying a gift for preference of length:
Ø 16 inches is choker length.
Ø 18 inches is collarbone.
Ø 20 inches is below the collarbone.
Ø 22 inches is above neckline.
Ø 24 inches is below neckline.
Ø 28 inches is around the bustline.
A long necklace will work well with square or round face people. If someone is a short person, then it will add height to the person’s frame. If someone has a long neck, then a choker might look best. It is all about preference.
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