Emerald

Emerald

How to Clean Emerald

Emeralds are the birthstone of May and members of the beryl family. An emerald scores a 7.5 to 8 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, which means it is a strong stone. However, it can still be scratched or chipped, so it’s essential to be gentle during the cleaning process. You should remove emerald jewelry when cleaning, gardening, or going to the gym. Connoisseurs Tip: Most emeralds sold at jewelry stores today are enhanced in some way. Emeralds are typically treated with oils or other fillers to help reduce the visibility of minor fractures and improve the apparent clarity of the stone. In order to retain these necessary oils and fillers, we recommend using any one or all of these specially formulated emerald cleaners by Connoisseurs: Dazzle Drops Advanced Jewelry Cleaner, Fine Jewelry Cleaner, and Delicate Jewelry Cleaner. If you think your emerald has been treated, we recommend that you do not submerge the emerald in cleaning liquids. Instead, simply wet the brush with the cleaner and treat directly. You can also apply the cleaner directly to the emerald, however, be careful not to submerge your jewelry in any cleaner. After cleaning, rinse with warm water and dry with a lint-free cloth. We do not recommend using ultrasonic machines or steamers on emeralds or emerald jewelry. We do not recommend using our LaSonic Safewave or LaSonic Jewelry Bath on emeralds due to their unique composition. Interested in learning more about emeralds and emerald jewelry? Check out these articles at Obsessed by Jewelry.

Physical Description

Does not sparkle, shines with a dull fire. Are not perfectly clear as they have natural imperfections within their structure.

Mohs Hardness
7.5

Color Range
Comes in various hues of green, from dark to light tones.