Your Handcrafted Jewelry can last forever
The list of gemstones in this article are considered semi precious. The following stones are generally less expensive than others, but still require proper care.
Handcrafted Gemstone Jewelry is always great investment, so it’s worth taking the time to prolong it’s value.
How to clean Turquoise Jewelry
Turquoise has a chalky texture and is usually fragile. This stone should have a separate box to prevent chipping and scratching. Never handle it roughly. Avoid immersing it in water because it negatively reacts with chemicals. The surface can be wiped using a smooth and damp cloth. Don’t use jewelry dips or ultrasonic cleaners.
How to clean your Lapis Lazuli
Like turquoise, this gemstone is easily chipped. It must be stored separately. Protective coatings of the lapis lazuli gemstones are easily removed so avoid dipping it in water. The cleaning procedures are the same as turquoise.
How to care for Handmade Coral jewelry
Coral is very porous. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for long periods of time, and you should also avoid large temperature variations. Simply wipe it with a damp smooth cloth.
Cleaning Pearl Jewlery
Pearls are less durable than other gemstones. Pearls are sensitive to dryness, acids, and humidity. After wearing your pearl jewelry, always wipe it clean, because it can easily become discolored. If you have lots of pearl jewelry, then you might consider a separate jewelry box for it. Don’t mix it with other harder gemstones. If you have a cultured pearl, you can wash it in soapy yet mild water. Never dry a pearl in heat.
Caring for Larimar Jewelry
I keep my Larimar Jewelry in a tissue or chamois bag, or in a separate box. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairsprays, and other chemicals. Color fading occurs when exposed to bright sunlight. You can use a drop of ammonia and soapy water to clean it; you can also soft brush to clean it.
Labradorite and Moonstone Jewelry Care
These stones are primarily stored in oils before being cut and polished. Because of this, the gemstones don’t crack or dry out easily. However, they are easily scratched. Wipe with a smooth and damp cloth and never use ultrasonic cleaners or jewelry dips.
How to clean Jewelry made with Onyx and Chalcedony
Always avoid contact with harsh chemicals. Chipping and scratching can be avoided if the jewelry has a separate container. Use a soft brush and soapy water to clean it. Rinse the gemstones well.
How to clean Rose Quartz
Avoid prolonged sun exposure to prevent color fading. Don’t soak, but clean it using soapy water and soft brush. Never steam clean, and always rinse it well.
Care of Topaz Jewelry
Topaz is a very durable stone and does not easily chip nor scratch. Avoid too much heat or chemical exposure. Don’t use ultrasonic cleaners, steam clean, or soak. Use soft brush and soapy water to clean your topaz jewelry.
How to Clean Garnet Jewelry
A Garnet is a rather brittle gemstone. Avoid chemicals. Ultrasonic cleaners should not be used with an Andradite verity, but all other garnets can be cleaned with it. Never let it soak.
Always avoid heat exposure, harsh chemicals, and(or) extreme temperature changes. Use soft brush and soapy water and then rinse thoroughly. Don’t use ultrasonic cleaners or steam clean.
If you have several different types gemstone jewelry, it is worth the investment of a jewelry box with different compartments so that you can place the pieces in separate bins.
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