How to Clean & Care for Emeralds - Michael C. Fina

How to Clean Emeralds

Emeralds have been celebrated for their vibrant color throughout history; everyone from Cleopatra to Elizabeth Taylor has loved their rich green hues. Though beautiful, emeralds have the reputation as a brittle stone- here are a few tips to keep your emeralds looking great for generations.

Cleaning Emeralds

  • When cleaning your emerald jewelry, be sure to use a jewelry cleaner that does not contain any harsh chemicals that could harm either your gemstone or the setting.
  • It is best to clean your emerald jewelry only a few times a year. Cleaning emeralds too often will remove the oils used on the gems.
  • Never use ultrasonic cleaners or steam cleaners to clean emerald jewelry- natural inclusions make them prone to breakage.
  • Store your emerald jewelry separate from your other jewelry- other gems and metals can easily scratch your emeralds.

Tips - Caring for Emeralds

  • Despite being close to sapphires and rubies in hardness, emeralds typically have natural inclusions that make them more prone to breakage.
  • Wear your emeralds with care- they are less durable than diamonds and rubies and wearing them during strenuous physical activity can easily scratch or dent them.
  • Many emeralds are treated with oils to make small, natural inclusions less prominent. Every 2-5 years these gems need to be re-oiled.

Remember these tips when wearing your emerald jewelry. These vibrantly colored stones deserve the best of care! Check out these beautiful emerald studs today!

How to clean emeralds from Michael C. Fina