How to Care for Different Types of Stones

Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 12:58 pm by Richard

Fine jewelry is a precious possession that should be cared for properly in order to keep a long-lasting appeal. Diamonds, pearls and gemstones are just a few of the different types of stones that you may own. Each of these requires certain cleaning techniques that will help keep your jewelry clean and in tip-top shape for years to come.


Diamonds are one of the most popular jewelry styles. Certain types of diamond jewelry, like wedding rings and engagement rings, are worn 24 hours a day. It’s important to give your diamond jewelry frequent cleaning and maintenance. Goldstein's can clean & check your jewelry while you wait and you can purchase jewelry cleaner to use at home. You should not wear diamond jewelry while doing rough work. Although it is one of the hardest stones you can purchase, there is still a chance of chipping.


Colored Gemstones

Gemstones come in a variety of colors, and some need specific care and cleaning procedures. However, there are some general cleaning tips you can use with gemstones of all colors. For instance, after wearing your gemstone, be sure to clean it with a slightly damp cloth. When you put the pieces away always be sure to place them in their own pouches and not together. If you own an Emerald gemstone, you should not wear it while doing any activity where it could be hit. An Emerald is soft compared to other gemstones. It’s also important to be wary of ultrasonic cleaners because some gemstones are more prone to damage from these types of cleaners.





When it comes to pearls, it is important to be careful due to their delicate nature. For instance, you should never wear your pearls while applying hair spray or perfume. If you do by accident, be sure to wipe it off with a soft cloth. Pearls can be washed with mild soap and water – you should not use chemicals or solvents because these can cause damage. Pearls can be easily scratched when exposed to hard metal or other jewelry pieces, so keep this in mind when putting them away.


Sterling Silver

If you take proper care of sterling silver jewelry, it will last you a lifetime. In order to make the most out of your jewelry, you should store it in a cool, dry place. Sterling silver should never be rubbed with anything but a polishing cloth or fine piece of felt. Items such as a paper towel can create scratches. You can clean your jewelry with mild soap and water solution, then dry it with your polishing cloth.



For more information on the pieces you see here or how to care for your jewelry, stop by Goldstein’s Jewelry or check out our website at Since 1879 we have provided quality diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry to our loyal customers. Find us on Facebook, check out our website, or give us a call at 251-460-9050 today.