How to choose a jewelry

Buying jewelry is always a small holiday. Someone prepares for it for a long time, gradually forming the image of "their" jewelry and carefully choosing the manufacturer and seller. Well, someone just goes into a jewelry store in the mood and pampers himself (or another person) with unexpected joy. In this and in another case, it is important to be satisfied and not be disappointed with the acquisition. For this we have prepared several recommendations on how to buy jewelry.
And just want to give the main advice. If you like the jewelry, if you feel that it is “your”, be sure to buy it.

What to think about before buying jewelry
About jewelry "investments"

The cost of jewelry in general form consists of the cost of:

precious metal plus stone insert
work on its manufacture and
markups for the brand, if you buy a branded item
In expensive, sophisticated and exclusive jewelry, it is work and the brand that can make up the bulk of the price. What is the conclusion? You buy jewelry, and do not invest money in precious metals and stones. Unfortunately, you can quickly sell a piece of jewelry only at the price of precious metal scrap (The Village journalist’s experience in selling the ring). Stones without certificates are likely to be very cheap - unless, of course, they are not unique natural gems or large diamonds of the highest quality. A more adequate price can be obtained only in a thrift shop (in the hope that there is an amateur) and in pawn shops, where there are qualified appraisers. Therefore, when buying jewelry should proceed more from the aesthetic appeal, rather than from considerations of investment.

"Change your mind" will not

According to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights, jewelry of good quality cannot be returned (for more details, see our article on regulatory regulation of jewelry turnover). If the decoration did not suit you in size or was simply "disliked", then you can legally be refused in returning it. True, there are two exceptions:
1) if the purchase was made remotely (in the online store), then you have at least 7 days to return the jewelry without giving a reason (for more details, see the article on how to buy jewelry in online stores).
2) some jewelry chains and stores voluntarily set a period during which you can return the jewelry. When buying it is worth asking the seller about it.

Not all “product characteristics” will be explained to you.

Unfortunately, the level of knowledge of sellers of jewelry stores about metals, stones and jewelry technology is often at a low level. Blame and staff turnover, and the fact that management does not always attach importance to the importance of consultation and full disclosure of information about the product. If the seller was friendly and helped to consider all that interested you - this is not bad. Otherwise, you better rely on yourself, trying at least at a basic level to understand jewelry terms and carefully study the product tag. And you can learn more about all jewelry secrets from professional craftsmen (for example, visiting jewelry exhibitions), or on our portal in Metals, Stones and Techniques and Styles sections.

Myths about natural stones

Many buyers are specifically looking for jewelry with a certain gem. Someone believes in the magical or healing properties of this stone, others select the insert “according to the horoscope”. And all of us at the sight of the word “pomegranate” or “turquoise” on the product tag immediately imagine the mineral extracted in the bowels of the earth, which has been processed, cut and inserted into the ringlet, which we are trying on right now. However, in practice, most stones go through additional processing steps, which are called “refining”. Most often, this is heating or irradiation, as a result of which the color of the stone can change drastically or intensify (for more details on the refinement of precious stones). For example, experts estimate the amount of turquoise imitations in the market from 80 to 95% (for more details, see the article on turquoise mining).

A lot of stones that fall into retail are not natural and are “synthesized” (grown with the preservation of the structure of natural stone) in production (for more information about synthetic stones). A clear advantage of all these manipulations are a more attractive appearance of products, and an acceptable price. The downside is the fact that manufacturers and retailers do not inform us about how the insert was obtained. There is no information on the tag about how the stone was “improved”. In the best case, it can be stated that it is synthetic (by the way, it will soon indicate that the unnatural origin of the stone on the tags is bound by the law).

The way out in this situation we see the following. If the natural origin of the stone in the decoration is extremely important to you, then it is better to buy it separately and order the manufacture of the decoration in the workshop. You can also buy the finished product directly from the master who made it (for example, at the jewelry exhibition). The rest of the buyers, we would advise to pay attention to the aesthetic properties of the entire product, including the insert - and buy, if you like.

Tips

Rings - favorites among jewelery

Every woman prefers to wear this jewelry, so they never go out of fashion. Rings attract attention to your hands, because jewelry looks expensive and noble. The accessory is appropriate in any situation, if it corresponds to the style of clothing of the owner. Rings can be massive, refined, tiny. Introducing the final touch in the completion of the image, give it a special elegance. Are you going to wear items daily? Buy those in which it will be convenient.

Earrings: Selection Criteria

When choosing these jewelry should take into account the shape of the face. Earrings can both reduce and enlarge the features. An important aspect of the purchase is the age of the future owner and her temperament. It should strictly understand the purpose of the jewelry - for everyday wear or evening activities. In the women's box there is always a place for new earrings.
Pusety is absolutely suitable for all women and girls, the features and shape of the face do not matter here. Young ladies should not choose products with large stones. Wearing such earrings is appropriate both in the office and at evening events. It is worth considering that too small studs visually enlarge the lobe, very large ones change the proportions of the ear. These secrets can be used to hide small flaws.
The color of the stones in the earrings should not suppress the shade of the eyes. Inlay plays favorably in the image, if it emphasizes the owner's iris and is combined with skin and hair. Earrings with sapphire, topaz, ruby, turquoise are perfect for blue-eyed women of the weaker sex. Owners of brown eyes should look at jewelry with pomegranate, emerald, amber, diamond, pearls. Gray iris favorably shade tourmaline, amethyst, opal. Emerald, malachite, beryl, agate, chrysolite are ideal for green-eyed women.

Charming power necklace

Like clothing, this decoration can visually change the perception of the growth of the owner. An extended version of the product visually pulls the figure. A pendant or pendant enhances this effect by hanging below the bust, but not further than the waistline. You will look taller if you wear a V-necklace or Y-necklace. Sometimes tall women want to create a visual effect to appear lower. In such a case, round-shaped jewelery will suit well; they should not hang down; the pendant should be placed in the jugular region.
You should not choose a massive necklace miniature women. But large links and stones will decorate the owner of a tall endomorphic physique.