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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

An Important Guide When Buying Antique Jewelry

by Luis Cabrera

Antique jewelry is special to a lot of people today. The older these pieces are, the more meaningful they become. If you're looking to purchase some for your jewelry collection, then take advantage of this accommodating guide. 

Research Value First

Before you head to a jewelry store and buy these exquisite pieces, it's highly recommended to first research the value of the pieces you're interested in. Then you can prevent yourself from overspending and putting yourself in a tough financial spot. 

Pick out a couple of antique jewelry pieces that might suit you best and then go online and see what they're being sold for. There are plenty of directories you can access that show you the value of antique jewelry. Or, you can hire a professional appraiser and have them give you a value firsthand. Either tactic will help you find out what you should be paying for a particular piece.

Make Sure It's Authentic

No matter what type of antique jewelry you plan on purchasing, it's so important to make sure it's authentic. Only then will you have added confidence after the transaction has been completed. There are several ways you can go about proving authenticity.

One of the easiest is simply asking the jewelry store for proof of authenticity. It may be a document or certificate showing the origins of the jewelry piece. You can also work with a professional jewelry appraiser and have them verify a piece's legitimacy. 

Get What You Love

So that you can avoid buyer's remorse with this purchase, you should only purchase antique jewelry that you truly love. You then won't have to worry about regrets later on down the road and then be out of money. Before even heading out to a jewelry store, take time browsing different antique jewelry pieces online. 

Go through as many examples and styles as you can so that you can get an idea of your particular tastes. It may be pieces with a lot of color or something more traditional with gold and silver. Going through ample examples can give you a better idea of what to shop for when at a jewelry store in person.

Antique jewelry is prized by a lot of people today, whether they're using it to accentuate outfits or just as collective pieces. If you plan on buying some, make sure you know what buying precautions to take. You can then avoid a lot of mistakes and regrets.