Thursday, September 8, 2011

How to Care for Your Amazing Amber Jewelry

One of the great things about precious stones created naturally through the earth process is the absolute beauty you can find in no other process. Amber is one of these amazing stones that have quite a history.  Amber has the unique ability to absorb and preserve the organic materials it encounters as it is created. So when you look into a piece of amber, you may see tiny organisms, frozen in time. 

Because of the uniqueness of this stone and the jewelry made with it, here are some care tips to follow.  Because of the composition of Amber, the stone and settings are very sensitive to dramatic changes in head or cold so always store your jewelry in a room temperature climate. Amber jewelry should be stored separately from your other jewelry pieces as it can scratch and dent quite easily.

When you wear your precious amber jewelry, make sure you put it on last as you never want to apply hair products, cosmetics, skin care products etc. while you are wearing your Amber jewelry. In addition, do not use chemical cleaning products while wearing your rings and/or bracelets as chemicals can damage jewelry made with amber.

To properly clean and protect your Amber jewelry you will want to use a mild liquid dishwashing soap and a soft cotton or microfiber cloth. Make sure you rinse it well and towel dry immediately. Do not let this stone air dry as the water drops will mark the stone. Remember this is a very delicate stone, so take care to treat it as such.  After cleaning or wearing them, place your pieces in a softly cushioned jewelry box for safe storage.

The amazing quality of a piece of amber jewelry is worth the bit of diligence in caring for it. As you look at the stone in depth you will see the awesome beauty the amber imparts, so enjoy your special pieces and wear them proudly.

by Jasmine Yesak, Contributing Editor at, online retailer of quality jewelry boxes, jewelry organizers and watch boxes. Jasmine is a Jewelry Enthusiast and Organization Consultant, she writes about Jewelry Care and Jewelry Storage Tips.

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