Are you looking to purchase jewelry this year? Would this be your first venture in buying jewelry? Don’t be intimidated with the idea. Rather, arm yourself with important knowledge when buying jewelry.

  • Look for a maker’s mark on the piece – This is something you should always check on every piece of jewelry you are considering to buy. A maker’s mark is a stamp of authenticity and is a proof that a particular manufacturer made it. Look at it as a signature on a piece of painting.
  • Find the quality stamp – Another mark you should look for is the quality stamp which indicates the type and fineness of the metals used in the piece. For rings, this can be seen inside the shank.
  • Examine the gems – When there are gems mounted on the jewelry, closely inspect it. If a gem is loose, that means it is not secure in the mounting and could possibly fall out.

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