How to Clean Tourmaline
Tourmaline, the newer birthstone for the month of October, occurs in the widest array of colors of any gemstone species. It is also known for exhibiting many colors in one gemstone. These bi or tri-color gems are formed in many combinations and are highly prized. Tourmalines are a fairly hard stone earning a score of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness. However, care should still be taken to protect from scratches or sharp blows. You should remove aquamarine jewelry when cleaning, gardening, or going to the gym.
Connoisseurs Tip: Tourmalines may be heat treated to improve their color. Stones that have been treated could fade if exposed to heat or bright light.
The best way to clean tourmaline that is set in gold or platinum is to use Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Advanced Jewelry Cleaner. With this non-toxic cleanser, you can utilize a fresh solution every time you clean for the most effective results. You can also try Connoisseurs Fine Jewelry Cleaner in the familiar red jar.
If your tourmaline jewelry is set in silver, use Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Silver Jewelry Cleansing Crème. This solution cleans and removes tarnish from silver and is safe to use on all gemstones.
Color range blue, green, red, yellow, pink.