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Tips for Investing in Jewelry

When investing in jewelry, the first thing you should consider is how much you will love the piece instead of how much it can return to you when you sell it later. People buy jewelry for many reasons, such as marking an important event in their lives to simply, complementing or accentuating an outfit, or to simply make a statement. No matter your own reasons, here are tips that can help you while shopping around:

Material

Among the most crucial considerations for determining the value of a piece is the the material itself that was used to make it. When you talk about diamonds, for example, those that are over one carat will generally have a value that exceeds that of diamonds below one carat overall weight. Without a doubt, the four Cs are all important — carat, color, clarity, and cut. In terms of the gem’s cut, it’s usually better to avoid newer, more fashionable choices and select timeless shapes instead, like round and regal. Remember as well that when shopping for a diamond, color and clarity can be of superior importance to size or carat. In short, better to get a smaller, better quality diamond than a bigger, flawed one.

Workmanship

While or other precious gems are often what think about first and foremost when shopping for jewelry, the metals that were used to make the pieces are equally important. To illustrate, consider that even with platinum trading lower ounce-for-ounce than gold, platinum jewelry may still retail for higher because it is tougher to work with as a metal in comparison to gold. Notwithstanding platinum’s higher value in retail, it will not maintain such value on the secondary market. Before you buy jewelry, look for hints of the metal’s composition. In terms of gold, 14-18 karat – holds more value than 10 karats.

Besides the composition of the metal, it is also important to consider the jeweler’s workmanship as shown by the quality of the jewelry’s construction, especially with intricate designs.

Brand Reputation

Brand is yet another factor that may play a significant part in your decision to purchase certain jewelry. Usually, more popular costume jewelry or designer brands are more expensive, regardless of whether they are made of precious or metals, or not.

The good news is, there are many jewelry shops you will find these days, both online and offline. If anything, that means you have enough options to choose from, and there is absolutely no excuse for not finding a piece that you really love. This means as well that there is no need to restrict yourself to one specific shop or jeweler. Make comparisons because it’s the only accurate way of saying that one option is the best for you.