Gemstone jewellery are precious and they often signify the wearer’s birth month. However, not all of them are authentic. True gemstones come with a price because they are not easy to find. You can’t just go out and randomly poke rocks in hope to find these prized jewels. They are formed deep within the earth. So if you plan on gem hunting, you need to go to areas where these rocks have been pushed to the surface by natural earth processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and wind erosion. It takes an expert to do so.
For that reason, some companies come up with an alternative to satisfy people’s cravings for these precious accessories at a more affordable price, giving rise to costume jewellery buy gold in dubai. Costume jewellery, or “fashion jewellery” refers to any accessory that contains fake stones. Fashion jewelers use cheaper crystals, glass, or even plastic to imitate the look of true gemstones.
However, because fine gemstone jewellery are naturally formed, they possess this visual, chemical, and physical properties that fake jewellery cannot mimic no matter how good the jewel maker is. The following are the reasons why you should choose them over costume jewellery.
Genuine gemstones are very durable, thus they can last for many decades or even centuries. They can be passed down from one generation to another, making them worth the investment. In case you got tired of it, you can also sell it at really good price, thus maintaining its value. In fact, some of the most popular jewellery being sold in the auctions today date back as early as the Renaissance era. One example is the engagement ring Napoleon Bonaparte gave to her wife, Josephine de Beauharnais back in the 1700s. The ring, which is a combination of pear-cut diamond and sapphire set in a slim gold band, sold for nearly $1 million US dollars at an auction near Paris this March 2013.
Some professional jewelers can tell a real gemstone by just looking at it. Using a loupe or putting it under a microscope reveal the intricate details inside the gem. There is absence of bubbles, which tend to be present on their synthetic counterparts. The color is always even throughout because of the absence of dyes. When the real gem is held up to a light, it produces a rainbow of colors by tilting. Their brilliance, shine, luster and play of light are what makes them more appealing.
Further, fine jewellery are hard and heavy. They don’t easily break. Diamond has been subjected to extreme tests for hardness and is confirmed to be the hardest naturally occurring substance known to man. Some claim it can cut through anything including metals and itself.
Costume jewellery may look flawless and very sparkly at first, but their beauty doesn’t last for years and eventually fade. While you can opt for such fancy accessories at a cheaper price, nothing beats gemstone jewellery when it comes to durability, quality, elegance and true value. This is the main reason why many collectors stick to fine jewellery despite their expensiveness, because in the long run they prove that they are really much worth the price.
Sterling silver is a beautiful precious metal that will last for generations with proper care. It can tarnish when exposed to air, so it is a good idea to keep your jewellery in its original box when not being worn, this will help to slow the tarnishing process. Silver can also react with the natural acids in your skin, some people will find that their jewellery stays clean after a number of wears whilst others will need to clean it after each wear, this is completely normal and is also the reason why the same perfume can smell totally different on two people, we all have differing amounts of these natural chemicals.
If your jewellery does tarnish the easiest way to clean it is with a silver polishing cloth, these soft cloths are impregnated with a gentle cleaning agent, just rub the cloth over your jewellery to restore the shine. It is a good idea to put a piece of this cloth in the box with your jewellery if it is being stored for a long time before your wedding day.
If your jewellery has been neglected and needs a more thorough clean then a liquid cleaner will clean the silver more thoroughly. Make sure you read the instructions carefully, the cleaners vary in strength and if you leave your jewellery in some of them for too long or don’t rinse the jewellery carefully after you can cause damage. Be extra careful if your jewellery has stones or pearls, Swarovski crystals and pearls are fine in these liquid cleaners but real pearls, opals and similar stones can be porous so should not be immersed in liquid.
Always put on your jewellery after spraying hairspray or perfume, this prevents the mist settling on the crystals and dulling their shine and also prevents the chemicals tarnishing your silver.