Mistake one: buy pure gold jewelry hoping to maintain its value
It’s quite right to buy gold as an investment. But if you want to buy gold jewelry as ornament, buying pure gold jewelry is not a good idea as pure gold is too soft and lose its shape easily. Besides, precious stones like diamond can’t not be inlayed securely. It’s better to buy 18K (75% gold) or14K (58.3% gold) gold jewelry, which is crafted of pure gold alloyed with a mixture of metals like silver, copper, nickel, and zinc to give it strength and durability.
Mistake two: jewelry is too expensive to afford
In fact, there is also high, medium and low-grade jewelry and the price varies widely. In jewelry market domestic and international, medium and low jewelry still occupies the main part. Consumers can completely choose jewelry according to their own budget.
Mistake three: Want to buy high-quality jewelry with quite a low price
Wanna buy a fine green and transparent jade with a low price? It is impossible. Taking vantage of consumers’ this mentality, some merchants even sell substandard and fake jewelry. So it’s suggested that buyers purchase jewelry from reputable jewelers and ask for identification certificate from authorities and detailed shopping vouchers in case of problems.
Mistake four: pursue the perfect jewelry
Some consumers are extremely careful when choosing jewelry for fear of buying jewelry with a single impurity or very fine crack. In fact, it’s inevitable that the real natural jewelry has this or that subtle defect. It won’t be a problem as long as it does not affect the beauty as a whole. For example, it is almost impossible to buy an emerald without any crack or inclusion. On the contrary, the jewelry that seems to perfect is most likely to be artificial and fake.
Mistake Five: gemstones are very hard and unafraid of smashing
Generally, gemstones are indeed harder than common stones, but this does not mean they can stand smashing. The hardness of stones is determined according to its ability of resistance to scratches and abrasions. But whether or not it’s easy to crack is determined by its ductility not hardness. There are many gemstones that the harder they are, the less ductile they become, so they are quite prone to break if smashed.
Mistake six: Only the high-grade jewelry it cost-effective
Many consumers think that only high-grade jewelry is real jewelry and regard medium and low-grade jewelry as semi-precious. In fact, this is a misunderstanding. Garnets, peridots, amethysts and zircon stones are also regarded as real gems and each has its own unique beauty.