- General Cleaning Tip - You can rinse all gemstones with water and dry with a microfiber cloth.
- Amber & Amethyst - Amber should only be cleaned with water and a mild detergent. Exposure to high heat or chemicals will damage the stone. Avoid steam cleaning.
- Aquamarine - Water, mild detergent and a soft brush work well to clean aquamarine. This gemstone scratches easily so store separately from other jewelry.
- Chrysoberyl (Cat's Eye) - Water, mild detergent and a soft brush work well to clean Cat's Eye. Avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaners as they can damage it.
- Citrine - Clean with water and a mild detergent. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations as they can cause fractures in the stone.
- Emerald - these are fairly soft stones and should only be cleaned with water, a soft brush and a microfiber cloth. Keep emeralds away from all cleaners. Take of emerald jewelry when cleaning or doing the dishes.
- Garnet - Garnet is a soft stone and should only be cleaned with a soft microfiber cloth and water. Extreme temperature changes can cause fractures, so avoid steam cleaning and cold weather.
- Pearl (cultured and natural) - Clean with a soft dry microfiber cloth. Occasionally clean with water and mild detergent. Keep away from ultrasonic and steam cleaners. Very easy to scratch and makeup can stain them.
- Peridot - Very fragile stone should only be cleaned with water and soft cloth. Chemicals and sudden temperature will damage the stone.
- Opal - Clean with water and mild detergent. Opal scratches easily so store carefully.
- Ruby & Sapphire - both of these gemstones can be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner or the same mixture of 1 part ammonia and 6 parts water used to clean diamonds.
- Tanzanite - This very fragile stone should only be cleaned with water and a soft microfiber cloth. Avoid extreme temperature changes and hitting the stone on any hard surface.
- Topaz - Clean with water and mild detergent. Fractures can be caused by temperature changes.
- Turquoise - Water, mild detergent and microfiber cloth are safe to use on turquoise. Chemicals, heat and ultrasonic cleaners will damage turquoise. Avoid steam cleaning.
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