Love Your Gems: Jewelry Care Tips
Handmade jewelry is delicate and takes a few extra steps to ensure that your beautiful, one-of-a-kind gems last. Below are some simple steps you can follow to make sure you'll enjoy your handmade jewelry for years to come.
Store jewelry in an air-tight jewelry box.
Avoid wearing jewelry while bathing/showering and keep away from cleansers and detergents.
Remove jewelry before working out or swimming in a pool/body of water.
Avoid contact with perfumes, body lotions, etc.
Clean pieces after use by wiping with a soft dry cloth.
Remove jewelry before going to bed.
Keep resin pieces out of direct sun if possible.
TARNISHING TIP FOR BRASS CHARMS
If your brass charms start to tarnish Brasso is a wonderful product to keep those charms shining. It's simple...clean the metal surface, apply & rub Brasso, then buff with a cloth! Voila!
IMPORTANT GEMSTONE INFO
It is very important to take your Em's Gems off when you swim, shower or take a bath. Some gemstones are extra sensitive to water. Please check the list below to see what
stones can't be submerged or cleansed in water. ***Keep an eye out for a future blog on methods for cleansing your crystal jewelry.***
Any crystal that is a 5 or below on the Mohs harness scale should not be put in water. These crystals dissolve or crack if left in water for an extended amount of time. Some harder crystals should also be kept out of water. These include crystals that contain minerals that can rust or can release toxins in water.
2. Black Tourmaline
8. Lapis Lazuli
11. Desert Rose
17. Any crystal containing Copper!
21. Imperial Topaz
22. Red Coral
23. Fire Opal