Being natural materials, precious stones should be handled with delicacy.
Although most gems are very hard and resistant, they are not indestructible. They should, therefore, be handled with care and packed separately in their cases so that you can enjoy their beauty for a long time.
Cleaning your jewellery
Over time, some substances, such as cosmetics, dust and others, leave a deposit in the jewellery, in particular on the inner face of precious stones. This phenomenon alters their color and their reflections and may even overshadow the pleasure we have in using them.
You should therefore regularly clean your gold jewellery or those adorned with diamonds or colored stones with a soft toothbrush, soap, ammonia and a little of your time, rinsing them with hot water before drying them with a soft cloth. You should not forget about the back of the jewellery.
• Due to its composition (calcium carbonate, organic matter and some water), a pearl is a very fragile material and contact with detergents, acids (vinegar, citrus), perfumes, sprays and other cosmetics, excessive heat and abrasive products should be avoided.
• To preserve your pearls better, you should only use a damp cloth and preferably in the case of necklaces, wipe the pearls with a semi-dried cloth after each use.
• The necklace string is sometimes weakening with use (when exposing it to creams and sweat). Test its firmness regularly as it is convenient to have it undone and to reinsert the pearls regularly – for example, every two years.
• Beach time: Do not take your pearls to the beach (salt corrosion) or to the pool (chlorine).
Since the diamond is lithophilic, it adheres well to the fat, it should be cleaned almost in the same way as the dishes! So, proceed as follows: wash with warm water and anti-grease detergent, using a toothbrush or similar and a container to prevent the loss of any stone that may come loose from the crimping during the process. Note that the part of the stone that most accumulates dirt is the pavilion (back), so some insistence of action in this area is suggested. After cleaning, rinse with cold water and wipe with a dry cloth or suede.
Disclaimer: For a good diamond cleaning, you can soak in vodka for a few minutes, brush with a soft brush and rinse.
Gold, Silver e Platinum
Wash with warm soapy water or alcohol. Use a soft brush; Avoid toothpaste (abrasives scratch the metal), ammonia and mercury chrome and iodine tincture.
It can be washed with warm soapy water or anti-grease detergent.
Emerald is a rather fragile gemological material, though it has a relative hardness greater than some known gemstones. Their fractures will be the cause of their average degree of toughness. Thus, it is suggested to wash with warm soapy water (eg, blue and white), gently using a soft brush to remove stubborn dirt. Alcohol, excessive heat and ultrasonic cleaning should be avoided. The emerald should be stored in not too dry places and never in random and disorganized contact with other gemstones, particularly those of higher hardness (ruby, sapphire, diamond). The use of emeralds, in particular rings and bracelets, in activities of high physical agitation (various sports, housework, DIY, etc.) is not recommended.
• Gemstones and necklaces that come into contact with each other may scratch or even become damaged so you should store them separately in their case.
• When performing household activities, you should remove jewelry as shocks may crack or break diamonds or colored stones.
• Periodically take your jewellery to your jeweler for complete cleaning.
• Protect the pearls from strong heat and excessive light (sun exposure) as the pearls dehydrate.
• Pearls should be separated from other jewellery and packed in a velvet or silk case for better protection.
• Beware that perspiration itself can be detrimental to pearls, so be careful to wipe them with a soft damp cloth after use.