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hile gemstones are durable, they require varying levels of care. For example, some gemstones are especially vulnerable to household chemicals and temperature changes. Cleaning gemstones presents special challenges. While many gemstones should be cared for by following our basic care guidelines below, please refer to our Gemstone Care. Overview to understand the care requirements for your specific stone.

After removing your gemstone jewelry, clean it by following the directions on a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner. Make sure that the jewelry cleaner specifies that it is safe to use with your gemstone. Use a soft cloth to remove any remaining dirt or other residue.

Store your gemstone jewelry in a lined case or a soft cloth, so the gems do not touch each other or parts of other jewelry. Gemstones are harder than gold, silver, or platinum and can scratch the surfaces of your other fine jewelry if they are not kept separate.

While it's true that gemstones such as ruby and sapphire are second only to diamond on the hardness scale, it is not a measurement of their indestructibility. It means that these gemstones are able to resist scratching almost as well as a diamond. Abrasive surfaces, harsh chemicals, and sharp blows can damage even the hardest gem. Your gemstone jewelry should be the last thing you put on when getting dressed and the first thing you take off at the end of the night. Store your gemstones carefully and they will be enjoyed for generations.

Care & Handelling Gem Stones

Gem Stone

 Hardness 

Accepted Enhancement

Care & Handling

Amethyst

7

Heated to improve color

Normal Care

Ametrin

7

Heating

Normal Care

Aquamarine (beryl)

7.5 - 8

Heated to improve color and clarity

Normal Care

Blue Topaz - Sky, Swiss, London, Super

8

Heated and/or irradiated to alter color. Thermal coated to alter color

 Avoid re polishing, scratching or abrading - color coating may be chipped or scratched off

Citrine (all types) Lemon quartz, Lemon citrine, Verde quartz

7

Heated or irradiated

Avoid jewelers torches

Diamond

10

No Treatment

Normal Care

Emerald

7.5 - 8

Infused to improve clarity and/or color

Avoid extreme heat, steaming, chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners

Garnet

7 – 7.5

No treatment

Normal Care

Green Golden Quartz

7

Heated or irradiated

Avoid jewelers torches

Honey Quartz

7

Heated or irradiated

Avoid jewelers torches

Iolite

7 – 7.5

No treatment

Normal Care

Moonstone

6 – 6.5

No treatment

Normal Care

Period

6.5

No treatment

Avoid sudden temperature changes, harsh chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaners

Ruby

9

Heated and/or infused to improve color and clarity

Normal Care

Sapphire

9

Heated and/or infused to improve color and clarity

Normal Care

Spinal

8

No treatment

Normal Care

Smokey Quartz

7

No treatment

Normal Care

Tourmaline

7 – 7.5

Irradiated to improve color

Avoid steaming, harsh chemicals, ultrasonic, and temperature changes

White Quartz

7

No treatment

Normal Care

White Topaz

8

No treatment

Normal Care

Zircon

7.5

Heated

Normal Care

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