Colored Gemstone Jewelry Care Tips

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Amanda Gizzi with Jewelers of America provides tips on keeping your colored gemstone jewelry sparkling.

    Amanda Gizzi: Hi I am Amanda Gizzi with Jewellery Information Center and I want to show you how to take care of your colored gemstone jewelry.

    Caring for colored gemstone jewelry properly is important to ensure it last for generations. Every gem stone is unique. Many natural gem stones are altered after they are extracted from the earth.

    These treatments and enhancements can effect how you should clean and care for your colored gemstone jewelry. After wearing, wipe your precious gem stone jewelry thoroughly with a clean soft slightly damp cloth.

    This will enhance the luster of the gemstones and ensure that your jewelry is clean before storage. Store gemstone pieces individually in soft pouches, you should be able to obtain these from your jeweler.

    Do not expose your precious gem stone pieces to salt water or harsh chemicals such as chlorine or detergents. These chemicals may slowly erode the finish and polish of gem stones.

    Hair spray, perfume and perspiration may cause jewelry to become dull. Apply all cosmetics, perfumes and colognes before putting on colored gem stone jewelry. Make sure to wipe your gem stones after wear to remove any chemicals, oils or perspiration.

    Be extra careful with ultrasonic cleaners. Some gemstones are fragile and can be damaged by ultrasonic cleaners. Consult your jeweler for the best cleaning procedure for your particular gemstone jewelry. Your jeweler is also a good source for any information on colored gemstones.

    Almost all colored stone jewelry can be safely cleaned using a mild soap and water solution and a soft brush. Always thoroughly rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning and before storage.

    Treat your gem stones with care and they will stay brilliant and beautiful.