If you collect vintage Rhinestone Jewelry, then caring for rhinestone costume jewelry was created just for you. The right method of caring and storing rhinestone jewelry is crucial and will keep your Rhinestone jewelry in sparkling condition for many years to come.
Keep in mind, that when you hear the term "paste" on the jewelry landscape, 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 apply 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 but Diamonds that are....
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.
Leshner, L., Warman's Vintage Jewelry, Krause Publications, 2008, Ioloa, WI.
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