On a threadbare carpet, a luxurious sofa looks out of place. A burger is simply a salad with some meat on top, with no bun to hold it all together. Without software to give it structure, a database is a confusing jumble of data. Similarly, the metal in a piece of jewellery serves as an elegant foundation, holds gemstones in place, and creates the structure that allows the design to work. Turkish metal jewellery has its unique beauty. Metal is frequently the only element in jewellery designs. Precious metals are metals that are commonly used in fine jewellery. Platinum, gold, and silver have all been used in the past. Sterling silver, cobalt, palladium, titanium, tungsten carbide (titanium and tungsten carbide are more likely used in men’s jewellery), and even space-age ceramic are now used in fine jewellery. With so many options, making a decision can be difficult.
This is an important piece of jewellery advice: don’t buy the first thing you see. Take a look around. Comparing prices at a few jewellers is a good idea because you might find the same piece of jewellery for less money at another store. Online stores, for example, are generally less expensive than physical stores because they do not have the same overheads.
Locate a reputable jeweller
No matter how many questions you ask, a good salesperson will be reassuring and helpful. A jeweller’s most valuable asset is their customers’ trust. As a sign of dependable service, look for things like membership in the National Association of Jewellers and a guarantee period on the products.
Nickel-filled jewellery should be avoided.
Nickel is a metal that many people are allergic to. However, nickel is used as an alloy in some jewellery. Because nickel can cause skin irritation in almost anyone, it’s best to avoid items that contain this metal. If you’re unsure, simply inquire if your jeweller’s jewellery is nickel-free.
Pay attention to the small print.
Last but not least, always keep the receipt and any other documents that come with your jewellery purchase. Check to see if custom-made items can be returned. It’s especially important to check the returns and exchange policy if you’re buying a gift. This way, if your recipient doesn’t like it, you can always change it.
When buying jewellery, the first question to ask yourself is, “What do you want?”
This is easier said than done, but it means you should know what kind of jewellery you want to buy.
It’s not enough to know what you want. Sometimes what we want is out of style, or can be replaced with something more powerful.
To avoid being overwhelmed, decide whether you want Turkish traditional jewellery or the more unconventional and funky jewels of today before entering a jewellery store.
When looking for earrings, some people prefer ruby and gold studs for a more traditional look.
Remember that while spending a little extra money on your favourite jewels is always a good idea, going over your predetermined budget in impulse purchases isn’t.