How do I clean my Pearl Jewelry?


Pearls are very delicate gemstones that are rated on the Mohs scale of hardness. Diamonds are a 10 on this scale (the hardest rating), while talc is the softest with a rating of 1. Pearls fall on the soft side of this scale with a rating of 2.5. This rating means that pearls can be scratched and/or damaged very easily. Acidic products may dissolve pearls. Only gentle non-abrasive products should be used to clean pearls.


To preserve your pearls, do not allow them to come in contact with products and substances. Even repeated contact with water and/or sweat can damage pearls. Things such as cosmetics, perfume, hairspray, sunscreen, and lotion can also damage pearls. It is recommended to re...

How to care for your Emerald Jewelry

Emeralds are one of the most loved and adored gemstones. Emerald is historically one of the ‘Big 3’ Gemstones. Together, along with Sapphire and Ruby, they created more economic activity in history than all the other gemstones combined. However, as perfect and coveted these stones are, most if not all Emeralds will carry inclusions in them or ‘Surface-Reaching fractures”.


Emeralds generally have a Mohs hardness of 7.5 to 8 which makes it perfect for use in Jewelry. However, with the numerous inclusions that are retained in most Emeralds, they become brittle and easily breakable. To combat these inclusions, commercial emeralds are fracture filled. Fracture filling is to...

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