How to Care For Your Emerald Jewelry

June 25, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Jewelry

Emerald, the green gemstone that is bright and exudes such grace when set in jewelry; the birthstone of those born in May.

Emeralds also are a symbol of a couple celebrating their 35 years of togetherness.

Emeralds are gemstones that are made from a chromium-rich variety of beryl and are usually mined in Colombia.

Buying emeralds

When you are buying emeralds, keep in mind to buy bezel-set emeralds as they are less likely to break accidentally. Preferably, buy a natural emerald pendant for its everlasting quality. Also, buy emeralds that have diamonds or white sapphires as their accents as they will enhance the beauty of emeralds and also prevent side impacts.

Be sure to ask the jeweler if the emeralds are oil cleaned in colorless oils and if they are treated in color oils and resin, do not buy them as they aren’t of any value.

Caring for your emeralds

Buying and wearing emeralds can enhance your outfits but you have to make sure to keep your emeralds clean and cared for. Clean your emeralds 2-3 times a year to keep them shiny and clean.

You can either take your emerald jewelry to any professional jewelers or clean them by yourself by following these simple instructions.

  • Use only soft microfiber cloth while removing oil and dirt from your emeralds.
  • Soak your jewelry in a bowl of lukewarm water and mild soap.
  • Using a soft toothbrush, remove any kind of dirt residue in the hard to reach areas.
  • In another bowl, wash the emerald jeweler with lukewarm water to remove all the soap. Check for any soap residue and wash the piece again.
  • Dry the piece using a microfiber towel.

Do not let the jewelry air dry as the dust particles are likely to set back in the wet areas. Also, do not use ultrasonic cleaners or use commercial jewelry cleaners for your emeralds as they will remove the oils in which the emeralds have been treated.

Storing your emeralds

As anyone buying emeralds is aware, one should not wear emeralds while sleeping, swimming or while in the shower. Jewelry of any kind should be worn only after completing the makeup as the hair sprays and deodorant sprays are likely to damage the gemstones.

Emeralds are delicate when compared to other gemstones and are more likely to be scratched. Thus, store them separately in a box designed for the piece away from other gemstones.

Get your emeralds re-oiled as when needed as most emeralds need re-oiling after certain years of usage. Check with your jeweler and see if your emerald jewelry requires re-oiling.

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