Care for Aquamarine
Aquamarine has a hardness of around 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, making it durable for jewelry. It is a member of the beryl family and closely related to the emerald. This gemstone is also famous for its shimmering hues of blues and greens and is often referred to as the mermaid stone. Many people consider Aquamarine to be a stone of good luck so to keep yours shining, you need to know how to properly care for your Aquamarine jewelry. Here are some of the do’s and don'ts:
- Keep your cleaning supplies simple. Use a soft toothbrush, warm water, and some gentle soap.
- Avoid alcohol, ammonia, bleach, or chlorine in any of your products. Abrasive cloths or brushes can also damage your gemstones.
- Let your jewelry soak for several minutes in a small bowl with warm water and add a small amount of any gentle soap (e.g. dish soap).
- Make sure to rinse it under warm water to get rid of remaining soap after you finish cleaning your jewelry. Dry with a soft cloth.
- Take your jewelry off when applying thick lotions, cooking, exercising, and cleaning.
- When you are not wearing the stone, store it in a cool and dry place. Make sure to keep it in a drawer or enclosed space to protect it from dust or dirt.
- Cleaning your jewelry often depends on how much you wear it. The more you wear it, the more you should have to clean it. So if you wear it on a daily basis, the general rule is to clean it about once a month.
- Take your jewelry for a professional cleaning about every six months in order to repair damages before it gets worse.
Due to their light coloring, Aquamarines are more susceptible to dirt and dust. And while they are considered as durable for everyday use, they still need to be treated with care to protect them against scratching and blemishes. With its enchanting colors and dazzling brightness, Aquamarine is well worth the effort of maintaining its beauty and keeping it sparkling!
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