Caring For Your Stones

Opaque Gemstones

  • Clean opaque stones, such as opals, lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise and malachite, by wiping them with a moist cloth after each wearing. These gemstones are basically rock-and not crystals from a single mineral-and can absorb the liquids they are exposed to. NOTE: To bring back the fire and keep from drying out and cracking, soak Opals and Turquoise in Jeweler Secret's "Stone Conditioner" for a few days every 6 months. The stones will soak in the conditioner and completely rehydrate the stone.  

  • Clean organic gemstones like pearls, coral and amber by wiping them with a soft cloth after each wearing to remove dust and body oils from the gemstones. Protect them from exposure to hairspray, perfume or cosmetics, as the chemicals in these products can damage organic gemstones over time. 

  • Protect opaque semi-precious gemstones by storing them in individual sections of a jewelry box, or in fabric pouches or wrapping them in pieces of soft fabric. This will prevent them from being scratched.

  • Ruby , Diamond & Sapphire (and most red-white & blue stones) rank high on the hardness scale. They are a lot easier to clean with less risk of damage. Below is a stone hardness scale.     

ROLL YOUR CURSOR OVER THE "MORE" TAB AND CLICK "MOH'S HARDNESS SCALE" TO VIEW YOUR STONES HARDNESS ASPECTS

 

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