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Cleaning Gemstones

Cleaning your gemstone jewelry doesn’t require any special accessories or appliances. A bowl of water with a few drops of dish detergent will do the trick. To clean behind the stone you can use a soft toothbrush but don’t scrub too hard as this could scratch the stone. Scrub gently and then rinse. Dry gently using a soft cloth.


Always gently wipe off excess make-up and skin oils after wearing your jewelry. Use a nub free, 100% cotton cloth and gently wipe the piece clean.


All organic gems should only be wiped clean with a soft cloth; pearlcoral, and amber are examples of organic gems.


A home ultrasonic cleaner should be used with extreme caution and only by those who know how and which gems it can be used on. For example it can be used with rubysapphire and amethyst, however, it could damage gems such as emeraldturquoise, and pearl.


Be very careful when using any soaking method to clean jewelry that has soft stones such as amber, lapis lazuli, or turquoise. Extended soaking in any solution may harm the polish of the stone.

 ALL CONTENT IS FROM:"GemSelect Natural Gems Only." GemSelect. N.p., n.d. Web.

 

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