A Guide To Caring For Your Precious Stones

Gemstones have been a part of our history for over 2000 years. We have used them for creative pursuits, to signify one's social stature, or to add faith in their ability to promise good health, luck, and protection from evil. They're versatile and an eternal accessory to have.

You may have heard of the four C's: cut, clarity, carat, and color. This quality check is conventionally used for diamonds and can be applied to identify the best gemstone. Some of the more popular jewels under the category include Pink Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Emerald, Blue Kyanite, and Amethyst.

Gemstones can be worn for either special occasions or as daily wear accessories. They are set in every form of jewelry, like rings, bracelets, and necklaces, to name a few. Over time, your baubles might lose their luster if not cared for properly. To keep that everlasting shine, here are some tips you can follow:

  1. The Trusty Household Glass Cleaner

It's one of the most cost-effective and reliable methods to wipe your shiny stones. The glass cleaner will eliminate all the oil and dirt residue while leaving behind a sparkling sheen on their surface. Using rubber gloves or microfiber cloth is advisable to use this technique.

  1. Old-Fashioned Baking Soda To The Rescue

Baking soda is a remarkable cleansing agent which can easily remove grime from stone jewelry. Simply make a slurry of baking soda and water that can be applied and scrubbed using a soft bristle brush on the ornament's surface—followed by a gentle polish routine using a lint-free cloth.

  1. Make Use Of Ultrasonic Cleaners

Use ultrasonic cleaners to make your job hassle free. Mainly used for intricate and oversized pieces that require a deep cleanse. These devices emit high-frequency sound waves, creating bubbles in the liquid surrounding the jewelry pieces. Each high-pressure bursting bubble removes dirt and grime, leaving behind a glistening surface.

Though it is a very convenient and easy method, avoid cleaning fragile gems like emeralds, opals, and pearls using this process. Take your trinket to a professional to make the most of this technique.

  1. Warm Water And Dish Soap To Do The Trick

Use warm water, mild kitchen soap, and a soft bristle brush to scrub out the dirt, leaving behind a shiny finish. For an even gentler cleaning method, dampen a makeup brush with soap water and rub it on the ornament's surface.

  1. Avoid Exposure To Direct Light Or Heat

Constant exposure to direct sunlight or heat is ill-advised for precious gems. Sunlight can damage precious stones as the heat and light evaporate the natural liquid in the rock, causing cloudiness or discoloration. Either remove the jewelry or cover it up.

  1. Store Properly

When not being used, appropriately secure your jewelry. Tossing them away into a dish or cupboard without any coverage may lead to scratches on the ornament. Place your precious valuables in a jewelry box with a padded cushion to ensure they remain safe. Another alternative is to store each jewelry piece separately, wrapped in a cotton cloth or soft tissue paper.

These techniques will ensure that your precious gems remain wearable and unweathered for many generations. Add a precious stone ring from our extensive selection, which includes the gorgeous tanzanite teardrop ring. Adorn one and enchant all.