If you are looking to sell jewelry online, ensure that the photos you use make the piece look attractive. This is quite key since your customer can not physically see and feel the jewelry when purchasing it online. Ensure the focus of your pictures is the piece itself. To distinguish between real and fake, bring a magnet when you shop for sterling silver jewelry. Use the magnet to detect fake jewelry; real silver will not be attracted to the magnet, but the cheaper metals will. Also, look to make sure that silver is hallmarked and stamped with .925, sterling or ster. If there is no marking on the piece, it may not be sterling silver. It can be difficult to tell the difference between lab created, synthetic and natural gemstones. These stones can have an appearance quite similar to natural ones. The main difference is the cost; because these stones are not very rare, their cost is considerably lower than the naturally mined stones.
Diamond jewelry worn daily should be cleaned professionally at least every six months, ideally starting from the time you acquired the item. A gemologist will clean your jewelery and make sure it is in good shape.