Gem & Jewelry Care
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Gem & Jewelry Care

Jewelry requires special care depending on the materials, condition, and construction of the piece.


Today, you are cleaning everything. Week three of your quarantine, you are running out of surfaces to buff to a gleaming shine. Please, put down the lysol and step away from your jewelry box!! If you want to go after the grime in your jewelry box, use the following tips and tricks...

General Tips For Care:


  • Store your jewelry so pieces do not touch each other. Stones and metal can become abraded if they rub against one another.

  • Generally, metal does not require professional cleaning and actually becomes more beautiful over time.

  • To clean stones, use a lint-free polishing cloth to safely remove fingerprints and oil.

  • If you notice that your jewelry needs a more in depth cleaning, use warm soapy water or jewelry cleaner and a soft bristled toothbrush to gently rub the item. ***Be sure to clean your jewelry over a closed sink drain or in a bowl to prevent any mishaps!***

  • Check the security of your stones regularly, especially if the piece incurs impact or trauma.* (A great way to check the security of the stone is to hold the item to you ear and tap the item gently. If the item rattles like a loose lightbulb, your stone is loose!)


*If you notice your stone is loose or an item is damaged, please take the item off and Contact Us as soon as possible for a fix!


Gemstone Specifics:


  • Pearl:

• Have strands cleaned and re-strung annually if worn regularly.

• Avoid sudden temperature changes.

• Avoid contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, or household chemicals.

• Do not use ultrasonic cleaning.

• Do not store in airtight container


  • Amazonite, Amber, Apatite, Emerald, Green Beryl, Labradorite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Opal, Peridot, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Serpentine, Sunstone:

Do not use ultrasonic cleaning

• Avoid sudden temperature changes

• Avoid contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, or household chemicals


  • Iolite, Jade, Zircon:

Do not use ultrasonic cleaning


  • Blue Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate:

• Avoid exposure to direct light


  • Kunzite:

Do not use ultrasonic cleaning

• Avoid exposure to direct light


  • Garnet, Rhodolite:

• Avoid sudden temperature changes


  • Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Sugilite, Turquoise:

• Do not use ultrasonic cleaning

• Avoid contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume, or household chemicals


  • Tanzanite, Tourmaline:

• Do not use ultrasonic cleaning

Avoid sudden temperature changes



NOTE: Emeralds, Opals, Iolite, and Pearls should never be cleaned using jewelry cleaner, ultrasonic cleaners, or steam cleaners.



Please Contact Us if you want to learn more about safe cleaning practices for your specific piece.




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