Basic Gemstone Jewellery Care
Properly caring for your gemstones will ensure that their beauty is retained for many years, allowing you to even pass them on to your future generations. Follow these simple everyday guidelines on how to properly clean, wear and store your gemstone jewellery.
We advise against ultrasonic cleaning, as it is not safe for many gemstones. Instead, it is best to rinse them with clean lukewarm water or mild detergent-free soap water and a soft toothbrush to remove dust and dirt. They should then be dried with a lint-free gem cloth properly before storing.
Since gemstones can get scratched easily, it is advisable to use a clean makeup brush over a toothbrush with tough bristles.
While wearing gemstone jewellery, it is recommended to put your jewellery on last, after getting dressed and after applying any cosmetics, as products like perfume and hairspray are known to damage porous gemstones.
It is ideal if you sleep without wearing your gemstone jewellery. Prolonged contact with skin can cause an oily film to accumulate on the stones.
Other factors like extreme temperatures and household chemicals can also damage jewellery. To increase their wearability time, we suggest that you avoid wearing your jewellery during any activity that would expose it to risks. Contaminated water and oils can affect pearls, coral, and porous stones such as opal and turquoise and cause discoloration. To avoid this, one must not wear rings with these stones during activities such as washing dishes.
It is important to store your jewellery carefully. We recommend that you place your jewellery in its original casing or another suitably lined box or pouch.
Care for your jewellery by protecting it from impact against hard surfaces and keep it away from abrasive surfaces. Even a diamond can get chipped if struck with too much force or at just the right angle.
Many stones such as amethyst, emerald, kunzite, opal, pearl, peridot, tanzanite and tourmaline are very delicate and easily abraded. Gemstones can scratch other gemstones, so they should always be stored separately. Pearls must be stored separately from gems and metal jewellery, as these could scratch their surfaces.
All our gemstones are officially certified by leading laboratories.