One of the most exciting things to do is buying a piece of jewelry. It can be stressful if you don’t have any idea what to look for. Before shopping, you need to know these tips so that you can be guided to get the most elegant and precious jewelry gift for your loved one.
Consider choosing a jeweler who has both formal gemological education or manufacturing training on top of her practical experience at the jewelry store. Having someone who is knowledgeable enough about jewelry can help you determine what piece best suits your taste and budget.
You may look for a maker’s mark on the piece. This mark is a stamp of authenticity meaning proof that a particular manufacturer made it. There’s this stamp also which indicates the type and fineness of the metal used in the piece.
If a certain jewelry is made in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission or FTC requires that a maker’s mark accompany the quality stamp. On the other hand, in Europe, they are called hallmarks and say the kind of metal, fineness, and country in which the jewelry was manufactured.
Another tip is to examine the gems. If a gem is loose, that means it is not safe or secure in the mounting and could possibly fall out. Inspect the jewelry thoroughly for any damages as well. Make sure the metal is not scratched.
These are just some of the most important tips you need to remember before buying a jewelry piece. Most of all, you can hire a professional or expert when it comes to jewelries so that it can help you find the best gift for your loved one.
Check out and read this infographic to know the importance of having a reliable custom jewelry maker.
For wedding rings in the Philippines, shop at Adeva Jewellery.