Jewelry Care Guide

Opal Care

We use fine Ethiopian Opals in our jewelry. Opals are brittle stones, approximately as hard as glass. They should be worn with special attention, as they are extremely susceptible to damage if worn all the time. Ethiopian opals should not get wet or be exposed to excessive heat or changes in temperature, and should be stored in cool, dry areas in tissue. Take these pieces off when washing hands, showering, using soaps or lotions, and during exercise. For cleaning, we recommend using a soft linen cloth to polish the stones. 


Pearl Care

Pearls are extremely fragile, and because of this, are both set and glued into their settings. They should be worn with special attention, as they are susceptible to damage if worn all the time. Pearl jewelry should not be worn under hot water, be exposed to excessive heat, and should be stored in cool, dry areas in tissue. Take these pieces off when washing hands, showering, using soaps or lotions, and during exercise. If hit with any force, the pearls can break in their setting or become loose. It is not unusual to have to replace chipped, cracked, or missing pearls throughout the lifetime of the jewelry. For cleaning, we recommend using a soft linen cloth to polish the stones. 

 

Turquoise Care

Turquoise is a soft porous stone, and can be susceptible to damage, depending on the lifestyle of the wearer. The natural turquoise we use may change color over time -- the amount of color change depends on the wearer and things like, amount of sunlight, heat exposure, and even the body chemistry of the wearer. Because of the soft porosity of the stone, they are both set and glued into their settings. Turquoise jewelry should be worn with special attention, as it is susceptible to damage if worn improperly. It should not be worn under hot water, be exposed to excessive heat, and should be stored in cool, dry areas in tissue. Take these pieces off when washing hands, showering, using soaps or lotions, and during exercise. It is not unusual to have to replace chipped, cracked, or missing turquoise throughout the lifetime of the jewelry. For cleaning, we recommend using a soft linen cloth to polish the stones. 


Diamond Care

We recommend cleaning your diamond jewelry with warm water, a soft toothbrush, and dish soap. Gently scrub the top and underside of the diamonds with the brush, and rinse with water to remove grease over time. If you are planning on steam cleaning or using an ultrasonic cleaner, we highly recommend checking for loose stones prior to use. Like any fine piece of jewelry, we recommend taking off for strenuous exercise, or any activities in which you may be excessively using your hands. 


Gemstone Care

We recommend cleaning your gemstone jewelry with warm water, a soft toothbrush, and dish soap. Gently scrub the top and underside of the stones with the brush, and rinse with water to remove grease over time. If you are planning on steam cleaning or using an ultrasonic cleaner, we highly recommend checking for loose stones prior to use. For emeralds, do not put these stones in ultrasonic cleaners or under harsh heat or pressure conditions, as these stones are considerably more fragile than other secondary stones.