How to Clean Turquoise
Turquoise, one of the birthstones for the month of December, varies in color from greenish blue to sky blue and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Turquoise scores a 5 to 6 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, which means extra care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp blows, hot water, and household chemicals. The best way to clean turquoise 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 turquoise 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. We do not recommend the use of ultrasonic machines to clean turquoise. However, our LaSonic Safewave or LaSonic Jewelry Bath are both deemed safe.
Opaque stone with a color range of green to blue that may have veins of brown, gold, or black.