keeping your gems and jewelry clean.
Lightly included gemstones usually go safely into
A home ultrasonic cleaner should be used with extreme
caution. It can be used to clean lightly included
Sapphire, ruby, diamond, amethyst, citrine, garnets, iolite, chrysoberyl, and unadorned jewelry but it
may damage gems like emerald, pink tourmaline, peridot, pearls, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, and any gem that has many inclusions. When in doubt,
don’t use it, and as always consult a local reputable jeweler before attempting any cleaning yourself.
Soaking Sapphires in alcohol, vodka,
overnight loosens stubborn dirt, which can then be
rinsed and brushed away. Always use a soft brush but
no abrasives, not even toothpaste; such abrasives
will not hurt Sapphire but will scratch the softer
silver, gold or platinum settings.
To protect the beauty of your gems
and jewelry, make sure you store each piece separately.
Gems may scratch each other or the metal in your jewelry. Avoid creating a tangle of jewelry by wrapping each
piece individually or keeping it in its own compartment.
Especially when you travel, make sure your jewelry pieces don’t jostle each other in one bag.
Gemstones are among the most durable
of nature’s creations. With a little care, they will
be as beautiful for generations to come as they are