How to Clean an Aquamarine

The Dom Pedro aquamarine obelisk by gem sculptor Bernd Munsteiner is the largest cut aquamarine. - Eric Welch, courtesy Smithsonian Institution. Photo Courtesy of GIA.edu

The Dom Pedro aquamarine obelisk by gem sculptor Bernd Munsteiner is the largest cut aquamarine. – Eric Welch, courtesy Smithsonian Institution. Photo Courtesy of GIA.edu

Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. It is a member of the beryl family, and, as such, it is a cousin of the emerald. As its name implies, aquamarine is found in colors that mimic the earth’s waters: from light blue to aqua to deep blue-green. To keep your aquamarine jewelry looking its sparkling best, let’s explore the best way to clean an aquamarine.

Makes Fresh Solution Every Time

We recommend Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Advanced Jewelry Cleaner, the non-toxic jewelry cleaner that makes fresh solution every time, for the most effective cleaning.

  1. Fill the cleansing container three quarters full with warm water and drop 10 drops of the Advanced cleansing solution in the water.
  2. Next, submerge your jewelry in the jar of jewelry cleaner for a few minutes.
  3. Remove the jewelry using the strainer and brush it gently using our specialized cleaning brush. Make sure you use the brush to clean under the stones and in between prongs.
  4. Rinse your jewelry with warm water and dry with a lint-cloth. Discard the used liquid.

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Connoisseurs Sonic Dazzle Stik Jewelry Cleansing Power Brush achieves a professional-level cleaning (watch our video to learn more). Connoisseurs Precious Jewelry Cleaner is a longtime customer favorite…look for the classic red jar.

Fashionable Aquamarine Jewelry

Often called The Gem of the Sea, aquamarine looks beautiful when set in platinum, yellow gold, rose gold, or sterling silver. Aquamarine jewelry has been popular among collectors and gemstone connoisseurs throughout all eras of jewelry design, including the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro and Modern periods.

From a fashion standpoint, the cool-colored aquamarine is a perfect complement to warm-weather pinks, corals, and multicolored prints. On the other hand, its icy blue tones can also work their magic in the winter months.

Want to learn more? Visit our blog, Obsessed by Jewelry, for articles about new and vintage aquamarine jewels.