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Gems February – How to care for Amethyst Jewelry

by JewelStruck on Feb.28, 2010, under GEMS

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Here comes our last post of this month for Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) February. In this post we would be discussing on how you can care for your Amethyst Jewelry and make it last longer and beautiful. Also you can see below a very pretty ring using Amethyst by one of our contributor Maura Nicholson.

Amethyst and Jade Ring

Amethyst stones are often set in silver and gold jewelry. You can follow these tips in general too, to care for your Jewelry.

  • The brilliance of Amethyst can be lost over time due to a layer of oil and dirt, so its very important to clean it regularly. Its better not to go for ultrasonic cleaning, it can be cleaned with soapy water and a soft brush. Use of soft clean cloth to wipe it dry.
  • It is also recommended to keep Amethyst away from extremes in temperature. Store the jewelry in a cool dry place. Extreme temperatures can cause damage to amethyst jewelry
  • Once again, Amethyst looses its luster mainly due to layer deposits of oil and dirt, so avoid wearing it to places where it would be more susceptible to dirt.
  • Although Amethyst ranks 7 on Moh’s scale, harder gemstones such as diamonds can scratch it. Try to store you jewelry in separate boxes and not ever in piles or together.
  • Store your Amethyst Jewelry in a dry place, preferably away from sunlight and avoid use of harsh chemicals on your Amethyst Jewelry.

So that’s all from GEMS series February on Amethsyt. We would come back again, with next Gemstone next month. If you have any suggestions for GEMS March, do email us on info@jewelstruck.com

Image credit: Maura Nicholson

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