If you want to keep your gemstones in the best shape possible, then it’s important to know how to care for them. Many things can damage or destroy your valuable loose gemstones and jewelry if you aren’t careful with them. Here are some tips on how to take care of your gemstones so you can enjoy them for years to come:
How to Care for Your Gemstones?
Gemstones are very delicate and should be treated with care. Clean your gemstones with a soft toothbrush and warm water. Do not use any chemicals on your gemstones as this may damage the surface of the gemstone.
Do not use a dry cloth to clean your gemstones as it can cause scratches or damage to the surface of the stone itself. Store your gemstones in their original packaging, if provided by us, or in a soft cloth pouch along with a desiccant (to absorb moisture). Don’t use soapy water to clean gemstones. If a gemstone is dirty, try using warm water and a soft cloth first. If this doesn’t work, you may have to get out the soap and chemicals. Make sure you rinse off all of the soap residues before storing your gems again.
1. Use a Soft Toothbrush With Warm Water Only
First, we recommend that you use a soft toothbrush with warm water only. You can also use a cloth and warm water if you have one, but it’s recommended to avoid soap or other cleaning agents. The reason is that they may scratch the gemstone and damage its surface.
Using toothpaste on your gemstone will not make it shine more, nor will it protect your jewelry from damage by making it waterproof. Never use abrasive materials such as steel wool or anything else which could scratch or dull the surface of your jewelry (or even worse – a chip off a piece).
2. Store Them in a Soft Cloth Pouch
You should store them in a soft cloth pouch. Keep the pouch in a safe place, but not the same one as your other gemstones! The reason is that pearls are softer than most other gemstones, and they can be damaged by other harder materials rubbing against them. This includes other gemstones, such as polki diamonds or rubies. You may also wish to store your pearl jewelry in a box or drawer from other pieces of jewelry so it doesn’t get mixed up with anything else that could scratch or dull its surface.
3. Store Gemstones Separately from Each Other
You can store gemstones in separate containers. Some gemstones are more fragile than others, and they may chip or scratch each other while being stored together. If you have a lot of gemstones, you may want to consider investing in a jewelry box that has separate compartments for each type of gemstone. You can also store individual gems in their small cases or pouches. The best way to store your gemstones is in a soft cloth pouch, but you can also use a box or drawer if you want to keep them organized by type.
4. Store Gemstones Out of Direct Sunlight
You should also avoid storing your gemstone in direct sunlight. It is a good idea to store them in a cool, dark place like a drawer or box. This will prevent them from fading or losing their color. You can also use a soft cloth to wrap your gemstones in if you want to take them out of storage and wear them
5 Key Don’ts to Follow
- Don’t use chemical cleaners.
- Don’t use ultrasonic cleaners.
- Don’t use steam cleaners.
- Don’t use very hot water, especially if the gemstone is not heat-resistant (i.e., opal).
- Don’t put it in a dishwasher or microwave.
The takeaway from this article is that gemstones should always be stored separately from each other. This will prevent scratches, chips, and cracks. When storing your gems, use a soft cloth pouch to keep them safe. Never clean your gemstone with anything but warm water. Never use chemicals or abrasive powders on your gemstone because these will damage its surface.
Use a soft toothbrush instead to gently scrub off any dirt or grime if needed – no pressure! We hope that this has been helpful to you. Gemstones are beautiful and valuable pieces of jewelry, but they do require some care. You must learn how to clean your gemstone before storing it to keep it looking nice for years to come!