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GEMS May – How to care for Emerald Jewelry & Gemstone

by JewelStruck on May.31, 2010, under GEMS

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With the last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – May, we would writing on how to care for Emerald Jewelry and Gemstone. Do use these tips in general too, to keep your jewelry last long. Also showcasing a very beautiful Emerald Brooch kept at Museum of Natural History, Washington.

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Hooker Emerald Brooch

Continuing with Emerald Jewelry care tips, here we go :-

  • Emeralds are generally found without fissures and surface cracks, so it’s common for them to have been oiled, waxed or filled with resin.
  • Though they have a good hardness, but due to inclusions and fissures they can easily break or chip on impact. So you should wear the emerald jewelry carefully. Also you can keep emerald in your jewelry surrounded with harder gemstones like diamond to avoid direct impact.
  • Every 2-3 years, you can give it to an experienced jeweler to re-oil your emerald, which would keep make it look good longer.
  • Clean emerald jewelry with a soft, dry cloth only. Avoid exposing emerald to harsh chemicals.
  • Store your Emerald Jewelry in a dry place, preferably away from sunlight. Also don’t store them in the same compartments of bags as diamonds and sapphires to prevent scratches to the emeralds.

So those were a few tips on how to care for Emerald Jewelry and thats all from this series on Emeralds, we would be coming up with a new stone soon for next month.  We would be announcing GEMS June soon, if you have any suggestions do email them at info@jewelstruck.com

Image credit :- listentoreason

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