Care for Sapphire
Sapphire has a hardness of 9 on the MOHS scale. It is second to diamonds in terms of hardness and durability, making it more convenient for regular wear and requires lesser maintenance. Because of this quality, sapphires are ideal when it comes to decorating rings and bracelets as they are not prone to chipping, cracking or breaking. Still, to maintain the beauty of the stone, one must know the proper way of taking care of it. Here’s how to properly care for your sapphire jewelry.
- Use warm water and a splash of mild detergent to best clean your sapphires. Scrub gently using a soft toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. You can opt for a deeper cleaning by soaking your jewelry in lukewarm water for around 10 to 15 minutes.
- Avoid using jewelry cleaners or polishes for removing the filth from your sapphire jewelry unless it is especially made for precious stones and fine metals. Read the instructions carefully before using it on your fine jewelry.
- Wrap your newly cleaned jewelry in a piece of cotton or any jewelry cloth. Set it separately to avoid scratching and from being scratched with other stones.
- Store your sapphire jewelry in a cool place – away from direct sunlight and heat.
- Make sure to wear your sapphire jewelry only after you are done with your makeup and spraying your perfume. Additionally, take them off as soon as you get back home to keep them from the chemicals present in perfumes and makeup products.
- Remove the jewelry while doing manual tasks such as cleaning, washing, and other rigorous chores.
- Careful not to expose your sapphire jewelry to harsh substances such as chlorine bleach or anything that contains moisturizers, anti-static agents or abrasives.
- Consider having your sapphires professionally cleaned or examined at least once every year.
Sapphires remain as one of the favored gemstones especially for engagement rings. One popular sapphire jewelry was Princess Diana’s gorgeous blue sapphire engagement ring. With its stunning stone, it’s no wonder professionals and collectors alike have a soft spot for it.