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How to start your own jewellery collection

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Starting and building a sterling silver and gemstone jewellery collection is exciting and rewarding. 


Here are some key steps to get you started on this dazzling journey.

First, educate yourself on the basics of sterling silver and gemstones. Sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver, often marked as "925," and is known for its durability and luster. Gemstones, on the other hand, come in a myriad of types, colors, and qualities. Understanding the characteristics of different gemstones, such as hardness, color, and clarity, will help you make informed decisions.

Zirconia Jewellery

Next, start your collection with versatile, classic pieces that can be worn on various occasions. Think about investing in staple items such as a sterling silver chain necklace, a pair of hoop or stud earrings, and a simple bracelet or bangle. When choosing gemstones, consider selecting birthstones or stones that hold personal significance to you. These foundational pieces will serve as the backbone of your collection, offering a solid starting point that you can build upon over time. As your collection grows, you can add more unique and statement pieces that showcase your evolving style.

Mystic Topaz

Lastly, take good care of your jewelry to ensure its longevity and shine. Store sterling silver pieces in a cool, dry place, preferably in the airtight plastic container that Poppy Dots jewellery comes in, to prevent oxidation. For gemstones, keep them separate to avoid scratches and damage. Regular cleaning with appropriate methods and materials is essential to maintain their brilliance.  

Purple Amethyst