The human mind is able to appreciate and understand the concept of beauty and wants to be associated with beautiful things. There are no other creatures known to have an appreciation of things that are of no practical use to them except human beings.
We search for beauty, want to adorn ourselves or have in our possession what we and others will regard as beautiful. As a result, a lot of value both financial and sentimental are attached to these material things.
The prime example of these objects of value is jewelries.
What to Know About Jewelries
Generally, everyone knows what a jewelry is, at the very least, it is known as one of the accessories that go along with clothing be it as an earring, necklace, anklet etc. It is fashionable and helps add more beauty to an individual’s appearance while for some, it is a creative outlet, a means of artistic expression.
It is also a way to display societal status, wealth and power while for others it is simply a matter of tradition and culture. For whatever purpose that it serves, the point is that jewelry is of great significance and value. You can read more about it here.
The proliferation of these wonderful objects creates a false impression to many people that all that glitter is gold. But sadly, many do not have the basic understanding about what they are about to or have already purchased. The risk in this is that without the basic knowledge of jewelries, you wouldn’t know if you are receiving good value for your money.
Types of Jewelries
Some examples include:
- Bracelets and Anklets
These are beautiful artworks cut and shaped from metal and stone. Its parts are divided into four namely:-
- The head also known as the setting which is where the stone is placed
- The shank also known as the band which is the roundish (usually) metal cylinder which is where the fingers are slipped in
- The claw which is the basket like talons that hold the stone in its place
- The shoulder which is what holds the shank and the head
As the name implies, it is worn on the neck as an adornment. It comes in different designs but can be broadly classified into two broad categories which all the other designs fall under namely:-
- The chain necklaces and
- The pendant necklaces
These are probably the most popular of them all and are generally an essential part of dressing up for most women. There are lots of designs to it and they can generally be classified into different categories and styles but they mostly fall under
- Metals and
- Earring backs
Bracelets and Anklets
These have become more common in western and modern societies these days although it was common practice in various other parts of the world. They are beautifying and mostly worn on the arm for bracelets or on the ankles for anklets to add a further creative spice to one’s dressing.
It comes in different designs and styles
These days, there are many various ways to tell the time thus, wearing a watch is no longer so much about telling the time rather, it is a way of making a style statement. It comes in different styles and designs and can accentuate an individual’s appearance
This is a piece of jewelry that serves for mainly decorative purposes. It is usually attached to the hair or to a dress.
A larger type of pin is usually called a brooch. You can read more about their uses at http://www.avalaya.com/help/brooches-guide.php
As the name implies, these are business organizations and outlets that are primarily in the business of selling jewelries. It is quite an industry of its own and many organizations are involved in this business, it is also a great generator of revenue for the economy as it is a huge part of the fashion industry.
However, with the level of participation in it coupled with the competitive nature of businesses generally (the need to make profit and be ahead of other competitors) there is the risk that some businesses might not be worth their salt.
For example, in California, in the fountain valley area, there is a very high concentration of jewelry stores such that it has what is known as a jewelry district which of course is filled with stores that are in this line of business. Many people troupe in there from different parts of the city, state and even the country to make purchases.
It is important though that you make purchases from reputable stores such as Mimi’s Jewelry store in Fountain Valley where you can be assured of getting the best of services.
The following are tips to make a wise identification on the place to patronize:-
- They should be members a professional organization most preferably the Jewelers of America
- They should have an excellent reputation in the community
- Their staffs should be well experienced professionals
- They should also have good return policies and reasonable warranties to prove that they have faith in the quality of their products or wares
- Their discounts too should be great.
Jewelries these days serve many purposes that make them an important part of tradition and fashion in the society. When making a purchase, you as a customer should be assured that your money’s worth of service and quality is being provided.
Thus, it is important that people are given basic information as what has been done here to serve as a guide for purchasers.