How to Clean Emerald Stone and Take Care for your Emeralds ?
Waht is Emerald ?
The Emerald is a Gemstone with green Color. According to Indian mythology, the name emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things.” The name we know it as now is believed to come from an ancient Persian word, translated to Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time, corrupted to “emerald.” Records show that the stone was known and sold in markets in Babylon as early as 4000 BC.
How to Clean Emerald ?
To take care and keep your emerald as new, you should clean your emeralds many times a year.
You can take your Emerald Jewelry to a professional to have it cleaned, but why if you can take care of your emeralds yourself. Just follow these instructions to avoid looking for professionals to clean your Emerald :
- Use a soft micro-fiber cloth to remove the oil and dirt accumulated on the emerald jewelry.
- Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and put some mild soap in it. Place the jewelry into the soap and water mixture.
- Use a soft toothbrush or a jewelry brush to clean off the jewelry. Be sure to use the brush to get into those hard-to-reach areas and clean them thoroughly.
- Fill a second bowl with lukewarm rinse water. Submerge the jewelry fully in it and check to make sure that no soapy residue is left on the emeralds.
- Dry the jewelry with a soft clean micro-fiber towel. Once the jewelry is dry, it is ready to be stored or worn again.
- Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner on emerald jewelry.
- Also, avoid using commercial jewelry cleaner on your emeralds.
Ultrasonic devices and commercial jewelry cleaners will remove the oils that the emeralds have been treated with and will cause damage to the gemstones.
Wearing and Storing Your Emeralds
Never wear your emeralds while showering, swimming or sleeping.
Always put your jewelry on after you’ve applied make-up, hairspray or perfume, or the chemicals may damage the emeralds.
Your emerald jewelry can be easily scratched, so be sure to store it separately from other gemstones.
Emerald jewelry may need to be re-oiled after several years, and this procedure should only be done by a professional.
It is a good idea to talk with a jeweler and find out whether your emeralds need re-oiling and how much the service will cost.