Most colored stones are durable, but some stones require special care. Take care of your delicacies by:
Using safe cleaning methods like Warm Water, mild, detergent-free soap and a soft toothbrush, Pulsed-water dental cleaning appliance and lint free gem cloth.
Do not use a toothbrush on soft gems because they scratch easily. Instead, use a clean makeup brush and warm soapy water.
Before Cleaning any jewelry make sure you cover the sink’s drain. This will save any gemstone that comes loose while cleaning.
When you set jewelry down, lay it gently on a soft pad.
Ultrasonic cleaners can shake stones loose from their mountings and cause problems for porous stones like lapis and turquoise.
Fracture filled and oil-impregnated stones like emeralds (treated) should never be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner. It can remove the dye from treated lapis and turquoise and etch porous and organic colored stones.
Avoid simple jewelry repairs that require heat. This can damage an irradiated red or purple tourmaline by causing its color to fade or change.
A ruby that is loose in its mounting can easily fall off its prong setting.
Gemstone Certification from Gemlab?
Gemlab has defined processes and procedures for grading gemstones internationally.
Gem Professionals and consumers everywhere consider Gemlab Certificates as the benchmark for gemstone certification because we represent highly respected and impartial assessments of gemstone quality.
While Certifying gemstones, our lab technicians carefully study each gemstone and adhere to strict guidelines that govern the grading process.
Products Certified by us carry a unique GIN (Gem Identification Process) which can be tracked online.
Colored Stone Treatments
Treatments are a part of the gem and jewelry trade. However, you have the right to know if the stone has been treated and how the treatment has affected it.
To ensure you are paying the correct value of the stone, ask for gemstone certification to assure yourself that you are truly getting what you expect.