All handmade jewelry is not made equal, this includes, the durability and the materials used. Some buyers have experienced a situation when the beads from handmade jewelry fall off, others experience where the jewelry stretches much more than it was bought, others experience whereby the beads are too weak and they start breaking, some buyers experience a fall out of color from time to time. A buyer should consider the durability of the handmade jewelry, which includes the materials used in the making of handmade jewelry. Some materials used can cause the fall out of the item, therefore the artisan should consider buying materials that meet the customer’s needs, materials that are durable. Some artisans take advantage of the buyer’s illiteracy of the materials used in making the handmade jewelry which makes them make jewelry with cheaper materials.
Consider the Size of the Jewelry
When a buyer is buying handmade jewelry, they should consider the size of the jewelry, to prevent breakage. A buyer should also consider if the durability and the prize are compatible, the materials used that can rust or cause a skin rash due to material sensitivity of the material used. An advantage of handmade jewelry is that it is cheaper as compared to those made by machines. A buyer should also consider the quality of the jewelry and if it’s compatible to the price the artisan is selling it for, or may even look for a quality stamp, which indicates the type and fineness of the metal used in the jewelry. A buyer can also include considering, a piece of jewelry that has a formal gemological education. Another factor a buyer should consider is their budget in purchasing handmade jewelry. Another factor one should consider is their taste in choosing handmade jewelry; this includes the buyer’s taste in color.
Look for Quality of the Gemstones
One can still identify on how to identify a poor quality handmade jewelry and a good quality handmade jewelry. A buyer should buy jewelry that has high-quality gemstones. Avoid plated or nickel filled jewelry, and avoid wearing acrylic altogether. When inspecting a jewel piece, it should be perfect inside, and outside there should be no sharp edges, cracks, pits, and bad finishing.
How to Distinguish Fake Jewelry and Real Jewelry
There are various ways one can identify a piece of fake jewelry and real jewelry. One of them is a magnet test. Gold and silver are not magnetic. Hold up a strong magnet to your piece of jewelry. If it sticks this is an immediate indication that it is a fake material. There is also the fog test it can be used to determine whether a diamond is fake or real. Fake jewelry is a mix of Gold and copper. It’s a common method used in making jewelry. When one wears fake jewelry, oxidation occurs especially when combining various metals with the skin. This causes skin discoloration, especially when mixed with skin oils and perspiration. Fake gold is also referred to as pyrite. Jewelry made with copper can also make the skin turn green. This is the reaction of the copper to the skin. There is still jewelry that is perfectly made and is durable and also of high quality.