The following descriptions are just a sample of how to care for your precious gems. Contact Brightons for information on your specific gem.

AMBER: Avoid heat or pressure. Acids and strong solvents can cause damage.

BERYL AQUAMARINE: Liquid inclusions may burst upon heating. Hydorfluoric acid can cause damage. Use ultrasonic cleansing.

EMERALD: Treat with extreme care! Do not boil or use ultrasonic cleaning. Use warm, soapy water to clean.

DIAMOND: Safe to boil and use ultrasonic cleaning unless fracture filled.

GARNET: Concentrated hydrofluoric acid may cause damage. Abrupt temperature changes likely to cause damage. Use care with ultrasonic cleaning.

OPAL: Avoid all solvents and acids. Opals are highly sensitive to heat. Do not boil or use ultrasonic cleaning.

PEARL: Pearls are attacked by all acids. Avoid any type of solvent including perfume, hair spray and perspiration. Do not boil or use ultrasonic cleaning.

QUARTZ: (amethyst and citrine): Strong heat may turn gems colorless. Abrupt temperature changes may cause fractures. Boiling is safe but use caution with ultrasonic cleaning.

TOPAZ: Avoid thermal shock. Boiling is not recommended. Use caution with ultrasonic cleaning.

ZIRCON (all colors): Gems abrade easily. Heat may alter color. Avoid boiling but ultrasonic cleaning is safe.

CHRYSOBERYL: (Alexandrite and Cat’s Eye) Stable when exposed to heat, light and chemicals. However, since high value is involved, use caution and avoid boiling and ultrasonic cleaning when possible.

CORUNDUM: (Ruby and Sapphire) Generally safe to boil and use ultrasonic cleaning. With stones of high value, some caution may be prudent.

TANZANITE: Sudden temperature changes may cause fracturing. Hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid can cause damage. Do not boil or use ultrasonic cleaning.

TOURMALINE: (All varieties) Sudden temperature changes may cause fracturing. Although boiling is possible, it is not recommended, since thermal shock can cause damage. Use caution with ultrasonic cleaning.

CONTACT US!
1.800.820.8197
email: sales@brightonsjewelry.com