Fine jewelry is timeless, and it is often a
favorite gift for various occasions in life. Be it weddings, anniversaries,
graduations, coming-of-age or birthdays, fine jewelry is a tasteful item
which can adorn people of all sizes and ages. Of course, its value
increases as one matures with age.
An important thing to remember about selective fine jewelry is that it is
very elusive and it requires some basic knowledge in order to make the
most out of the money you are going to spend buying it. There are do's and
don'ts to follow in order to make sure you get your money's worth and at
the same time, still be able to show your loved ones how precious they are
through these precious stones.
Karats are the first thing to consider when selecting fine jewelry. A
karat shows you if what you have is made of authentic metal such as
gold. Usually these metals are mixed with other metals such
as zinc, copper and nickel so that it will
be more durable. While a pure 24 karat gold necklace may be expensive, it
is less durable as compared to the fine jewelry created with mixtures of
other metal compounds. In order to pick out the perfect karat grading for
your loved one, you better take into account his or her lifestyle
preferences and how he or she might intend to use the jewelry. A more
active lifestyle might require a stronger material. Those who are more
meticulous with details and won't be inclined to use the fine jewelry in
outdoor activities may be entrusted with higher karats.
Trademarks are just as important. To be able to maximize your buying
experience, you must buy from the tried and tested brands. Fine jewelry is
not something you easily buy off the streets. The selection process is as
tasteful as the item itself. Know the origin of the company vouching for
authenticity of its metals in fine jewelry. In line with this, you will
need to evaluate properly the price assigned to the piece of fine jewelry
you intend to buy. Factors such as number of ornaments, overall weight and
quality of the gold
or silver in the jewelry all affect the
pricing of the jewelry.
The lock of the chain or a necklace or bracelet in fine jewelry also needs
to be inspected before you take it in its box and surprise your pending
recipient. You must be able to check and test if the very clasp of your
fine jewelry is of as good quality as the chain it holds. A good piece of
fine jewelry will be useless if it doesn’t have a clasp that is able to
hold it properly together.
Discounts are tricky in the elusive industry of fine jewelry. Weigh all
your options carefully and make sure that you have a well-written receipt.
This is a security measure in case something happens to your jewelry of