Semi Precious Stones / Pearls
Generally, semi-precious gemstones are hard stones making them durable, easy to wear and clean.
See below our semi-precious stones:
- Blue Topaz
- Cubic Zirconia
- Rose Quartz
Semi-precious stones can be cleaned with warm soapy water. Dip your stone into the water for a few seconds and use a jewelry cleaning brush to softly remove any build-up around the stone. When doing this, take care not to loosen or disturb the jewelry setting.
Rinse thoroughly after cleaning and use a soft non-abrasive cloth to dry the stone.
It is usually safe to use an ultrasonic cleaner as long as the stone isn't treated. We would not recommend steam cleaning, as these semi-precious stone should not be subjected to high heat.
Soft Porous Gemstones
Porous gemstones are generally softer and need to be carefully looked after to retain their beauty.
Porous gemstones include:
Most porous gemstones should not be cleaned with water or submerged in water as this can cause discoloration and can damage them.
Harsh, abrasive products including cleaners and perfumes will affect these precious stones, creating flaws that remove their lustre. In emeralds, where natural flaws are often filled and hidden with oil, harsh cleaning will remove this oil, producing a similar effect on their appearance.
Even soaking in warm water can damage these gemstones, as residues left behind once the water has been absorbed build-up leaving them dull and lacking their original shine. For the same reason, care should also be taken to avoid contact with make-up, perfume or hairspray. Where such stones are dampened, they should always be allowed to dry completely before being stored away.
For best results, use a soft dry cloth to carefully remove any dirt that has gathered around the jewelry setting.
We would recommend not using ultrasonic cleaning or steam cleaning on porous stones
A treated gemstone has been enhanced, either by dye, oil or wax coatings or by heat, to bring the stone to life. These stones need to be carefully looked after to ensure they look their best.
See below our treated stones:
Use a dry soft, non-abrasive cloth to carefully wipe away any dirt around the jewelry setting.
Try to avoid getting these stones wet, and don't use any cleaning products on them or this may alter the color and appearance of the stone.
You should be extra careful to avoid any alcohol-based products coming into contact with dyed stones, such as make-up, perfume, creams and hairspray. These can affect the stones causing color transfer, discoloration or leaving them look dull.
Never use ultrasonic or steam cleaning on these products.
Gold Filled / Sterling Silver
A little love goes a long way! When not wearing your jewelry, be sure to store it in area not exposed to light or moisture. This helps prevent scratching and maintain color for gold filled and silver pieces. To keep your piece looking its best, gently rub the surface with a soft cloth. Remove your jewelry when applying scents, lotions and sprays.
TLC is always needed, even for 14K - to keep their beauty and patina as long as possible, scrub lightly with a fresh toothbrush and warm water. Make sure to rinse away any excess residue! You can also buff your 14K pieces gently using a soft cloth.
14K Gold & Diamonds
Precious metals and diamonds require care and attention to extend their lifetime. Although made for everyday wear, fine jewelry need routine care. We recommend they be cleaned and inspected every 6-12 months (through your local jeweler). For regular maintenance, you can use a soft polishing cloth to buff the surface. Make sure the prongs are properly maintained in order to prevent the loss of stones.
A gentle sweep using a microfiber cloth will do the trick to remove any dust! It's best to keep them out of direct sunlight to prolong its color.