Care for Citrine
Citrine has a hardness of 7 on the MOHS scale which indicates a good toughness quality. It is also known as a stone that has self-cleansing abilities and is one of the most stunning out of all semi-precious stones. Despite its durability, citrine is not the hardest of the lot and must be treated with proper care to prevent damage on the stone. Here are some of the tips to take good care of your citrine jewelry:
- Use warm and soapy water. Avoid using any detergent.
- Soak your jewelry in the water for 30 minutes.
- Clean the dirt and grime off with a soft toothbrush and cloth. Scrub gently.
- Rinse well with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth. Letting it air dry may result in spots on its surfaces.
- Make use of ultrasonic cleaners only when the stone is not dyed or treated by fracture filling.
- Avoid steam cleaning. Citrine should not be subjected to heat as it may cause more damage.
- Wrap your jewelry separately in a soft cloth or in a plastic bag.
- Put it away when doing household chores or any intense work.
- Wear it only after doing your makeup and spraying perfume and hairsprays.
- Do not expose it to sudden changes in temperature.
- Take your jewelry to a professional jeweler for a thorough inspection and cleaning at least twice a year.
Citrine is considered as a good choice especially for rings, as it is a relatively hard stone. However, due to its exuberant golden-orange hue, it creates a mesmerizing look in all types of jewelry. As long as you keep it looking nice and clean, you should be able to flaunt the gorgeousness of this gem!