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GEMS May – How to care for Emerald Jewelry & Gemstone

by JewelStruck on May.31, 2010, under GEMS

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.

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

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GEMS April – Metaphysical & Healing properties of Diamonds

by JewelStruck on Apr.30, 2010, under GEMS

With last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – April on Diamonds, we would be posting about Metaphysical and Healing properties of Diamond. Would also add pointers on how to care for Diamond Jewelry. But first of all showcasing a very beautiful Diamond brooche by somma –

Diamond, florentine oval broche, gold by Somma.

Diamond, florentine oval broche in gold

Coming back to properties of Diamond, its not only the hardest stone (10 on Mohs scale) but also hardest mineral on earth. It is graded by four C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat.

  • Being most recently chosen for Engagement rings, Diamond is a stone that bonds relationships and enhances love. It brings longevity, particularly to relationships, balance, clarity and abundance.
  • In ancient times, diamonds were worn as tumbled stones. They were treasured for their beauty as a gemstone.
    It can amplify one’s thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Because of its hardness and it’s common associated with the Sun. It gives one who wears or carries it courage and hope.
  • In Ancient times, crushed diamond has been used for curing many ailments.
  • Diamond is also known as master healer, its associated with crown chakra. It helps breaking up blockages in crown chakra and enhances personality.

Although Diamond in hardest substance on earth, but exposure to harsh chemical can effects its sparkle. So its recommended to clean it with soap and water, using a soft brush. Also to avoid chipping and scratching, you should not wear with while doing any strenuous activity. So thats all we have on Diamonds in this series, we would be back with another Gemstone for May month soon. You can email us your suggestions or feedback at, so till next post keep rocking. Take care!

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