Allurez has outlined a few simple jewelry tips that should be followed to keep your fine gemstone jewelry always looking new:
To clean your precious and semiprecious jewelry, use a non-abrasive jewelry cleaning solution that indicates that it is safe to use with your type of gemstone. Make sure to specifically follow the instructions included with your cleaning solution. After cleaning you may use a soft lint-free cloth to remove any remaining dirt and/or residue.
While many gemstones have high grades of durability, it is important to understand that gems are not indestructible. You should be careful to avoid harsh chemicals, abrasive surfaces, and sharp blows to your jewelry throughout your day-to-day routine.
the application of heat to enhance a gemstone’s color and/or clarity.
It is best to store your gem stone jewelry in small boxes or fabric pouches. Storing each piece of gem jewelry separately is also important as gemstones (being harder than other types of jewelry such as gold and silver) can scratch other types of jewelry.
Below is a list of different types of gemstones and their specific care instructions:
|Amber Jewelry||Avoid chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners.|
|Amethyst Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Aquamarine Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Blue opaz Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Citrine Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Diamond Jewelry||Basic Care. Read our Diamonds Guide for more details.|
|Emerald Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning, and avoid sudden temperature changes, perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, and hairsprays.|
|Garnet Jewelry||Avoid sudden temperature changes.|
|Onyx Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Opal Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning, and avoid sudden temperature changes, perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, and hairsprays.|
|Pearl Jewelry||Avoid chemicals, cosmetics and ultrasonic cleaners.|
|Peridot Jewelry||Basic Care|
|Pink Tourmaline Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning and avoid sudden temperature changes.|
|Ruby Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning and avoid household chemicals.|
|Sapphire Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning and avoid household chemicals.|
|Tanzanite Jewelry||Do not use ultrasonic cleaning and avoid sudden changes in temperature.|
|Topaz Jewelry||Avoid repolishing or recutting, steaming, chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning.|