What is the best way to clean emeralds

Emerald and Diamond EarringsIf it’s your good fortune to count emeralds among your gemstone treasures, using the right cleaning technique and jewelry cleaning product is essential to maintaining their clarity for value and future enjoyment.

To clean emeralds, it’s important to avoid using harsh detergents and vigorous scrubbing (advice direct from GIA and Connoisseurs).  For jewelry cleaning products formulated and safe for cleaning soft stones and emeralds, check out Connoisseurs’ Delicate Jewelry Cleaner (click here) and Diamond Dazzle Stik (click here) for cleaning precious stones.

Emerald green is one of the hot color trends for 2013 , but if emeralds are out of your budget range, consider these green gemstone alternatives:  alexandrite, demantoid garnet, diopside, jadeite, Peridot, sapphire, tourmaline, tsavorite garnet, and zircon.

Alexandrite, Diopside, Tsavorite Garnet – image courtesy of ajsgem.com, Demantoid Garnet – image courtesy of modernjeweler.com, Green Zircon – image courtesy of gemfix.comJadeite – image courtesy of modernjeweler.com, Peridot, Tourmaline
Image courtesy customgemcutters.com

Visit our article about Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year here:  http://connoisseurs.com/blog/emerald-green-pantone-2013-color-of-the-year/.

If you found this tip on how to clean emeralds helpful, visit Connoisseurs Jewelry Care Tips for more jewelry cleaning advice: http://connoisseurs.com/jewelry_care_tips/

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