Teall Caring for jewelry with stones

Teall guide to Caring for jewellery with stones, crystals, or jewels.

Caring for jewellery with stones, crystals, or jewels requires special attention to preserve both the metal and the gem's beauty. Here are some tips to ensure the longevity and sparkle of your gemstone-adorned jewellery:

  1. Regular Cleaning:
  • Gently wipe your jewellery with a soft, clean, damp cloth to remove dirt, oils, and debris from the gemstones.
  • Use a separate, soft brush (like a toothbrush) to clean hard-to-reach areas without scratching the metal or damaging the gemstones.
  1. Mild Soap and Water:
  • For more thorough cleaning, create a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water. Dip your jewellery in the solution and use a soft brush to clean around the gemstones. Rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
  1. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:
  • Avoid exposing your gemstone jewellery to harsh chemicals, as they can damage the stones, fade their colours, or erode the metal setting.
  1. Gemstone-Specific Care:
  • Different gemstones have different properties and care needs. Research and learn about the specific care instructions for the stones in your jewellery. Some gemstones are delicate and require extra caution.
  1. Storage:
  • Store your gemstone jewellery separately to prevent scratching and chipping. Use individual pouches or lined compartments to protect both the metal and the gems.
  1. Avoid Impact:
  • Gemstones can be fragile and prone to chipping or cracking upon impact. Avoid wearing your jewellery during activities that might subject it to rough handling.
  1. Be Mindful of Heat and Light:
  • Some gemstones, such as opals and pearls, are sensitive to extreme temperature changes and sunlight. Store these pieces away from direct heat and light to prevent damage.
  1. Professional Inspection:
  • Regularly have your gemstone jewellery inspected by a professional jeweler. They can check for loose stones, worn prongs, and potential issues.
  1. Be Wary of Ultrasonic Cleaners:
  • While ultrasonic cleaners can be effective for some gemstones, they might be harmful to others. Consult a professional before using one.
  1. Avoid Extreme Temperatures:
  • Rapid temperature changes can cause certain gemstones, like opals and emeralds, to crack. Remove your jewellery before exposing it to extreme heat or cold.
  1. Seek Professional Cleaning:
  • For complex designs or pieces with delicate stones, consider professional cleaning to ensure all components remain in excellent condition.
  1. Be Gentle with Settings:
  • Be careful not to catch prongs or settings on clothing or other objects, as this could loosen or damage the stones.

By following these care instructions, you can ensure that your gemstone-adorned jewellery retains its brilliance and beauty for years to come. Always consider the specific properties of the gemstones in your jewellery when determining the best care practices.