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Aquamarine gemstones, with their stunning blue color,  make enviable jewelry. When taken care of properly, your aquamarine jewelry will remain radiant for decades to come. Luckily, it is easy to clean aquamarine jewelry at home! It is still recommended to have it professionally cleaned every 6 months, but a home cleaning every few weeks will lengthen its lifespan and preserve its beauty.

Caring for the Gem

Caring for your aquamarine gem properly will help when it comes time to clean it. When not wearing it, store your aquamarine gem separate from other gems that may scratch the surface. Remember to remove your aquamarine jewelry when cleaning, as chemicals, like alcohol or ammonia, can damage the stone.

Cleaning the Gem

Cleaning the gem can be done with simple, household items. You will need a soft-bristled toothbrush, a bowl of warm water, and some soap. The body wash you use or dish soap will work just fine. Make sure the water is lukewarm, as extremely hot or extremely cold water can crack the gem.

  1. Fill a small bowl with soapy water.
  2. Let your jewelry soak for several minutes
  3. Using the toothbrush, gently brush the gem to clean it. The prongs that hold the gem can be prone to bending, so use soft, gentle strokes.
  4. After you are done scrubbing, rinse the gem under warm water to wash off the soap.

Cleaning the Settings

After the gem is clean, it is time to clean the metal! How you will do this will depend on what kind of metal your jewelry is made of. Gold is the easiest to clean, as you can use the same instructions as above. If your jewelry is silver, you will need a jeweler’s cloth to buff out any tarnish. Buffing will also reduce the visibility of scratches.

When it comes time to professionally clean your aquamarine jewelry, choose a jeweler you can trust. Nazar’s and Co is experienced with unique gems, like aquamarine, and you can rest easy knowing your beautiful jewelry is in good hands. 

1 Comment

  • Gail Caddick says:

    I have a large aquamarine ring, but never get it as sparkly as when I had it made by a jeweller.
    What can I use to get it sparkling again as looking pretty dull and it was my engagement ring five years ago.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Thank you

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