Care of Gemstone Jewelry
Take off your jewelry when you are playing sports, swimming, or anything very strenuous. Be careful around small children and pets when wearing a long necklace.
Keep your jewelry clean.
Most pieces can be cleaned with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. This applies not just to gemstones, but especially to the handcrafted sculptures we use as pendants and charms. Jewelry cleaning cloths and/or any silver polish can be used, however you should realize that these methods should be used on the metal, not the stones themselves. Plus, if your jewelry is plated, eventually polish can wear off the plating.
Using ammonia on opaque gemstones like lapis, malachite, onyx, opal or turquoise. Simply gently wipe these with a moist cloth. Chemicals, even soap, can build up by the absorption of the gemstone and discolor it.
Be careful with your hairspray, cosmetics and cologne around your organic gems like amber, coral, and pearls. These gemstones are very soft and porous.