Turquoise, one of the birthstones for the month of December, varies in color from greenish blue to sky blue shades and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Turquoise is a soft stone so care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp blows, hot water and household chemicals.
The best way to clean turquoise jewelry is to use Connoisseurs Delicate Jewelry Cleaner. First, put the stopper in the sink. Next, immerse the jewelry for a minute in the jar of jewelry cleaner. Use the strainer to remove the jewelry and brush it gently. Use the specialized brush to get between prongs and under the setting to remove any buildup that prevents the stone from looking its best. Rinse the jewelry under warm water and dry with a lint free cloth. Do not use an ultrasonic machine.