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STONES´S CARE

AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine is a very durable stone, but it should not be rubbed against diamonds, sapphires, rubies or spinels, as these can scratch aquamarine. Avoid doing housework with your jewelry of this stone. To wash, use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. Do not use ultrasound or steam cleaning unless a professional first disassemble the stone.

ALEJANDRINA

Alexandrina is a gem that is very resistant to bumps and scratches, although it can be scratched by diamonds, sapphires and rubies, so it is recommended to keep them in their own packaging if they will live with jewels from these stones. Alexandrine can be washed with soap and water, and ultrasound can usually be used unless it is cracked.


QUARTZ

[RUTILADO, PINK, AMETHYST, CITRINE]

Quartz is relatively hard, however, it is softer than some popular gemstones like diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Therefore, it is recommended to keep the quartz jewels in their own packaging and not use jewelry with quartz doing housework or exercising.



To wash, use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. Do not sharpen or use abrasive cleaners for jewelry, or use ultrasound unless a professional first disassemble the stone. The quartz are slightly porous, so be careful not to expose them to liquids and chemicals with dyes, as they could absorb them and change their color.


DIAMOND

Being the hardest substance in nature, it is difficult for a diamond to be scratched, but it can scratch everything around it. It is better to keep it in its own packaging.

The surface of the diamond easily traps the grease, and although it is easy to wash, it is preferable to manipulate the diamond a little to make it look shiny.

Keep in mind that although the diamond can be cleaned with ultrasound, it should not be abused if the stone has many inclusions.


SPINEL

The spinel is one of the most resistant stones, with a hardness of 8 on the scale. That is to say, its hardness is only surpassed by that of diamonds and sapphires. However, it is still recommended to keep it in its own packaging to avoid scratches and to protect the stones around it.

Use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. Do not sharpen or use abrasive cleaners for jewelry, or use ultrasound unless a professional first disassemble the stone.


GARNET

Garnet is a very durable stone, but it is better to avoid friction with other stones so that it does not scratch. Although it is a resistant stone, a strong impact can break it. It is advisable to avoid using them when going to elaborate vigorous tasks.

Use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. The use of ultrasound is not recommended for cleaning.


KUNZITE

It is recommended to keep Kunzite jewelry in its own packaging to avoid damaging it with other harder stones, such as diamonds and sapphires. The kunzite has a beautiful structure that gives it its brightness, but also makes it brittle if hit with enough force. Avoid using it for heavy tasks and sports. The color of the kunzite can fade with excessive light in prolonged times and with heat. It is recommended not to leave it in the intense light and leave the kunzite jewelry at home if we will do outdoor activities for many hours.


MORGANITE

Morganite is a very durable stone, but it should not be rubbed against diamonds, sapphires, rubies or spinels, as these can scratch the morganites. Certain chemicals, such as sulfuric acid, chlorine, bleach and others can damage morganite. Avoid doing housework with your jewelry of this stone.

To wash, use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. Do not use ultrasound or steam cleaning unless a professional first disassemble the stone.

OPAL

Opal is relatively soft and can scratch if rubbed against other gemstones. To avoid this, we recommend you store it in its own packaging.

Given the porosity of the opal, it can absorb liquids, chemicals and oils that change its color and finish forever. Therefore, it is necessary to keep it away from these substances. Clean your opals only with water and mild soap and avoid carving with force.

Opal contains a small percentage of water that expands if exposed to high temperatures, it is crucial to keep it away from the fire as it would break immediately. To maintain opal moisture, it must be stored in the shade and hydrated approximately every 3 months, leaving it in the water for a few minutes. During this process you can change its color, but it will recover in a few minutes.

PEARLS

To preserve the luster of the pearls, we recommend storing your jewel with its own packaging, since the pearls are soft compared to other gems, and these can scratch them. The pearls should be put on after you have finished putting on makeup and putting on perfume, since the chemicals affect your luster.

Wipe them with a damp cloth or wash them with mild liquid soap, and dry immediately.

The pearls are covered with an organic substance called nacre, which must maintain a certain humidity and temperature. Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures and bring them closer to direct sources of heat. We recommend using them regularly, as the moisture of our skin helps to preserve the beautiful shine of pearls.

MOON STONE

It is recommended to keep the moonstone jewelry in its own packaging to avoid damaging it with other harder stones. The moonstone has a layered structure that makes it brittle against blows. To avoid damage, it is necessary to avoid using them during activities such as exercise, cleaning and heavy tasks.

Use a damp cloth or water at the same time with mild liquid soap to clean it, and dry immediately with a hair dryer in cold or warm temperature. Do not sharpen or use abrasive cleaners for jewelry, or use ultrasound to clean it.

RUBY

The ruby ​​(which is actually a red sapphire) is the second hardest natural stone after the diamond, but it is still recommended to keep them in their own packaging. It is suitable for daily use but it is recommended to remove the jewels with ruby ​​before doing sports or other vigorous activities.

The ruby ​​can present changes of heat when exposed to fire. It can be cleaned with soap and water, or even with a brush for difficult areas. Ultrasound can be used by a professional jeweler.

TANZANITE

It is recommended to keep tanzanite jewelry in its own packaging to avoid damaging it with other harder stones, such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The tanzanite does not tolerate very strong blows and it is important not to use it for vigorous tasks like exercise.

Use soap and water to clean it, do not brush or use abrasives and avoid ultrasound. Tanzanite should not be exposed to chemicals, acids or extreme heat to care for its luster, color and strength.

SAPPHIRE

Sapphire is the second hardest natural stone after diamond, but it is still recommended to store it in its own packaging. It is suitable for daily use but it is recommended to remove the jewels with ruby ​​before doing sports or other vigorous activities.

Sapphire can exhibit heat changes when exposed to fire. It can be cleaned with soap and water, or even with a brush for difficult areas. Ultrasound can be used by a professional jeweler.

 

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