Do you collect vintage rhinestone jewelry? Then caring for rhinestone costume jewelry has been created especially for you dear reader; because the correct method of caring and storing rhinestone jewelry, will keep your Rhinestone jewelry in tip-top, sparkling condition.
Keep in mind, that when you hear the term "paste" in jewelry, most likely it's referring to rhinestones. And when it comes to rhinestone costume jewelry, All That Glitters is Not gold but Sherman Jewelry!
The following tips and techniques in caring for rhinestone jewelry applies to jewelry containing "paste" stones.
If you are familiar with the History of Rhinestones, you are aware that the United States use the term "rhinestone" for these fiery little sparklers, while in Europe, "paste", "strass" and "diamante" are more commonly used.
All the above terms are referring to the same thing - and it's not the REAL THING either: Diamonds that is....
Rhinestones are man-made gemstones of highly refined glass.
More information about caring for rhinestone costume jewelry can be found in Warman's Vintage jewelry by Leigh Leshner which can be purchased through Amazon.com by clicking on the photo of the book above on this page.
If you are drawn to rhinestone costume jewelry or collect Sherman Jewellery then All That Glitters is another very useful guide that you should consider purchasing.
Leshner, L., Warman's Vintage Jewelry, Krause Publications, 2008, Ioloa, WI.
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