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Tips on Buying Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

When you buy silver jewellery it is important that you buy from a reputable and trusted seller. A reputable seller often has a tried and tested method of quality control that will help to assure you that the quality of the piece you are buying from them is truely good. It may not always be possible for you to go to a world class reputable and well known seller, but you can normally find the largest jewellery store in your area to begin with. Small dealers and craftsmen, on the other hand, may also be a valuable source for high quality silver, take time to confirm with your friends on their stability as well.

When choosing, think Sterling silver over silver plated jewellery. Another negative fact in buying silver plated jewellery is that silver plated ones will tend to loose its luster over a certain amount of time. If you are worried about tarnishing then you could look for silver jewellery that has a Rhodium finish. This will ensure there is a less occurrence of tarnish on your piece of jewellery. Buying jewellery is all about trends and fashions, however it is advised that you pick out classic pieces that will last you longer than most fashion trends do. It is normally not advised to buy or pay extra for silver certificates. Good quality Sterling silver can vouch for itself on its own proof of quality. One thing that you may wish to avoid is purchasing silver jewellery from a shopping channel. The reason for this is that a lot of home shopping networks sell their products for much more than they are worth in the local markets!