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How to clean gemstone rings

2nd August 2023

by Semrah

If you’re fortunate enough to own a beautiful piece of gemstone jewellery, you might wonder how to clean them. The sparkling colours and vibrant metal can dull over time as they become tarnished or collect dirt or even get scratched with everyday wear.

Read on to learn how to clean gemstone rings and other jewellery to help keep them looking their best.

Gemstone care

To help keep your gemstone jewellery in the best condition possible, there are a few different things you can do.

First, it’s recommended that you remove rings and other jewellery when doing certain activities like sports, showering or swimming to avoid them getting damaged or lost. Similarly, not wearing them when you do things like gardening, baking, or applying lotion will help to stop grime building up and dulling the shine.

It’s also a good idea to get your jewellery professionally cleaned once or twice a year to keep the pieces in top condition. But there is some daily cleaning you can do to keep your jewellery collection ticking over until the next big clean.

Daily cleaning

As with the upkeep of most things, daily maintenance is the best way to keep your jewellery as clean as possible.

  • Gently wipe your jewellery every day with a soft cloth to remove any grime or grease. You may also want to use a toothpick to remove any buildup in the setting.

  • For a slightly deeper clean, use warm water and washing up liquid with a soft toothbrush to scrub away dirt and oils.

  • Never use acids like vinegar or lemon juice to clean your gemstone jewellery as they can cause damage to the stones and metal.

  • Ultrasonic jewellery cleaners are popular for cleaning jewellery but not all gemstones can be cleaned this way.

How to clean different gemstone rings:

How to clean ruby rings

Ruby Gemstone

Rubies are beautifully red-hued stones that symbolise passion. You can clean rubies using warm water and a mild detergent or non-abrasive jewelry cleaner. Gently scrub with a soft cloth or toothbrush and rinse in clean water.

How to clean emerald rings

Emerald Gemstone

Emeralds, loved for their vibrant colour and thought to bring wealth and prosperity to the wearer, need a bit of special care as these stones are a bit more delicate than others.

Clean emeralds in lukewarm warm water using a mild soap or emerald-safe jewelry cleaner (always check the bottle and follow the instructions). Rub gently with a soft cloth to remove grime and dirt. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners with emeralds.

How to clean sapphire rings

Sapphire Gemstone

Because sapphires and rubies are chemically the same, you can clean any sapphires in the same way – with a soft toothbrush, some warm water and washing up liquid.

How to clean garnet rings

Garnet Gemstone

Another beautiful red stone, garnets symbolise love and friendship. Garnets can be cleaned with some gentle soap and and soft cloth or cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner.

How to clean amethyst rings

Amethyst Gemstone

Amethysts have long been associated with having healing powers. These purple stones can be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaning methods and, as long as they’re not cracked or dyed, and be put into an ultrasonic cleaner.

How to clean aquamarine rings

Aquamarine Gemstone

Aquamarine was used to keep sailors safe at sea and is associated with courage and inner strength. Warm soapy water is always a safe cleaning method for aquamarine. Using ultrasonic or steam cleaners is usually safe unless the stone has liquid inclusions or fractures.

How to clean peridot rings

Peridot Gemstone

Peridot is a vibrant yellow-green stone. It is softer than other gemstones so needs to be stored correctly to avoid it becoming scratched or chipped. Clean with gentle cleaners that are non-abrasive and avoid ultrasonic cleaning.

How to clean topaz rings

Topaz Gemstone

The sky blue stone, topaz, is the symbol of love and affection. And needs a little TLC with its care. Soft bristles and cloths only with a non-abrasive cleaner. And avoid ultrasonic cleaners.

How to clean tanzanite rings

Tanzanite Gemstone

The beautiful deep blue hue of tanzanite is unmistakably unique. You can clean tanzanite rings usine warm water and soap with a soft bristled toothbrush to get to any grime or debris in the setting. Never use ultrasonic cleaners with tanzanite.

How to clean pearl rings

Pearl Gemstone

Clean your pearls in lukewarm warm water (not hot) using a mild soap. Rub gently with a soft cloth and soft bristles toothbrush in the settings to remove grime. Avoid exposing natural pearls to heat, hot water, or sudden temperature changes. Keep in mind that due to their organic nature, pearls can also be damaged by chemicals, hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics.

How to clean citrine ring

Citrine Gemstone

The sunshiney, yellow stone, citrine, is thought to bring the user happiness and is easy to care for thanks to its durability. Clean with a gentle cleaner and soft bristled brush.

How to clean tourmaline rings

Tourmaline gemstone

Tourmaline, in all of its many hues can be cleaned using the main method of soap and warm water. Although it can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner, it’s advised not to as it can cause damage to the stone.

Ensuring you care for your gemstone jewellery correctly ensures that they will have the longest life possible and stay bright and shiny for years to come. Looking for an extra special gift for someone, a unique engagement ring, or maybe just a treat for yourself? Check out our range of gemstone jewellery for some stunning inspiration.

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