Undoubtedly, the jewels of our trousseau are very precious elements for all of us, and therefore, it is necessary to have the knowledge on how to care and preserve an emerald, if we have one in our collection.
If it is the case of not having one, our jewelry box would be incomplete, since an emerald ring for men, a dazzling Princess-type emerald bracelet, or pear-cut earrings (Link al catálogo) are essential items that would certainly give unparalleled beauty to any luxury series.
An emerald usually represents a memory, and it is usually about something special. Like all those things that we value, our emeralds require care, and by taking care of them, you will also take care of your memory.
Although the care is often very simple, they fulfill an important function, which is to preserve their quality, shine and color. Likewise, your memories will be kept, pleasant, vivid and beautiful.
Today I want to mention some tips that will help you keep your emeralds clean, bright, with their intense green color and above all, with the best possible quality, preserving their value and the place they deserve within your other jewelry.
How to do it?
The first thing you should know is that cleaning is very simple and requires more care than effort. Immerse your emerald in water at room temperature, and let it soak for 3 to 5 minutes, so the excess impurities will take on a consistency that is easier to handle to be removed. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and baby pH-neutral soap. Brush, rinse, and repeat once more. Shake the emerald and pat dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Always keep your emeralds separate from other stones or jewelry, even separated from other emeralds. Although emeralds belong to the group of the most resistant gemstones in the world, they can be scratched by harder stones such as diamond, sapphire, or ruby.
Every 6 months, you can shine your emerald using cedar oil and a clean, lint-free cloth. This will hydrate the gem, exalting its natural shine and without altering its color or quality.
What NEVER, NEVER, FOR ANY REASON, you must do!
Never subject an emerald to sudden changes in temperature, especially when it comes to extreme heat, so it is not recommended to use vaporizers or hot water.
Avoid ultrasonic cleaning, as it could crack or chip the stone. Forget the use of abrasive materials such as thinners or bleach, alcohol, acetone, grease-cutting or acid detergents.
And don’t forget that you can always go to a professional. At www.colonialgemstones.com we will help you keep your emeralds at the level of your expectations!