Tips for Caring for Jewelry
Use Ultrasonic Cleaners With Caution
You should be aware that not all gems and jewelry can be appropriately and safely clean in an ultrasonic cleaning machine.
Ultrasonic cleaners should not be used to clean:
– Some heat-treated gems
– If susceptible to heat and temperature changes such as tanzanite, iolite, lapis, opal, turquoise, zircon, and others
– Gems such as amber, pearls, ivory, and coral
– Gems that have breaks or imperfections that have been filled with substances such as wax, resin or oil
An ultrasonic cleaner generates vibration to lift any unwanted substances that have built up on jewelry. Such shaking can cause stones to shake loose.
For best results in jewelry cleaning consult a professional jewelry before using an ultrasonic cleaner. Jewelry professionals may also clean the jewelry for you. We offer free jewelry cleaning!
Avoid Chemicals With Jewelry
Chemicals can cause damage not just to gems, but also to precious metals and diamonds. Every day substances may also cause damage to delicate gems like pearls and turquoise. It is best to remove all jewelry before entering hot tubs or pools. Chlorine can cause lasting damage to precious jewelry.
To avoid chemical damage to your beloved jewelry, remove all jewelry before handling any cleaning materials.