Diamond and Gemstone Jewelry Care
Protect your gemstone and diamond jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. A diamond can chip if hit with enough force or at just the right angle. Stones such as amethyst, emerald, peridot, and tourmaline are extremely delicate.
Gemstones can also scratch other gemstones. Perfumes, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals can also damage gemstones.
To clean diamonds, use a solution of six parts water to one part ammonia and apply with a soft bristle brush.
Metals naturally oxidize over time - this is especially true for a metal such as sterling silver, which will inevitably tarnish at some point. Direct sunlight, moisture, lotions or perfumes, and normal wear-and-tear will result in tarnishing. Beth Macri is not responsible for the maintenance of your jewelry, however you can retain the original beauty of your jewelry by following our suggestions about how to properly care for your jewelry detailed above.