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How to Start a Jewelry Collection

Walters Art Museum [Public domain, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons People collect for two reason or a combination of the two, they are passionate about it or they are collecting it for an investment. I originally started collecting Victorian jewelry because I love the style of it, and it slowly grew into an investment the more knowledgeable I became. Below are some tips on what to look for, expect, and what to avoid. Do your research. Find out what styles appeal most to you, and how their value holds up over time by studying auction house websites & catalogues. Buy the best quality you can within your budget. Don’t buy the lowest priced item just because it seems like...

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Can I Wear Or Carry My Jewelry Through Airport Security?

By EoRdE6 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Silver, gold and platinum, are non-ferrous materials, meaning they are not magnetic. The security system at airports detect for magnetic metals. Since gold, silver and platinum are not magnetic, they can easily be worn. You are more likely to set off airports detectors wearing costume jewelry, because it is made with magnetic metals, such as steel, nickel, and iron, etc. I advised you leave your silver, gold, and platinum jewelry on because it’s highly unlikely to cause the security system to react. And it is much safer than putting it in your suitcase, or even your handbag where it may become scratched or damaged. I usually tuck my necklace under...

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