Jewelry Care Guide
Pearls Care Guide
The birthstone of June
Pearls are the only gemstones made by living creatures. Oysters produce pearls by depositing layers of calcium carbonate around microscopic irritants and get lodged in their shells – usually not a grain of sand, as commonly believed.
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Optical features of emeralds
Even the best emeralds have fields of other minerals inside them – knows as ‘ inclusions’ they are perfectly normal and give the stone its own unique character and beauty. These inclusions or ‘Jardin’ are often a mark that your emerald is a natural and genuine gemstone.
Caring for your emerald
Caring for your emerald means knowing when to wear it. Emeralds can be sensitive to hard knocks, severe temperature changes and chemical cleaners. So if you're washing up, gardening, doing a spring – clean or cleaning out the freezer, it’s best to take off your emerald jewellery. Clean your emerald with warm (not hot) water and a soft cloth or clean toothbrush – never in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.