Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Keeping Your Inlaid Gemstones Clean and Looking Brand New

There are so many different types of gemstones and each one of them may require a different type of cleaning and care. We have been looking at many different types of settings and gems to help you keep your jewelry looking top notch and in brand new condition.  Today we are talking about Inlaid Gemstones.

When it comes to jewelry with beautiful inlaid gemstones you primarily see this beautiful inlaid work in Southwestern Style Jewelry. Often times this type of jewelry has inlaid turquoise, blue lapis, coral, mother of pearl, malachite or other various gemstones that are popular in Native American style jewelry.

When cleaning inlaid jewelry you never want to use harsh or abrasive chemical cleaners. In addition, you never want to submerge those jewelry pieces in water. To clean your pieces you simply want to use a damp cotton cloth and gently rub the cloth over and around the inlaid gemstones. You will want to use a separate cotton cloth to dry them.

Most Southwestern and Native American style jewelry is set into beautiful sterling silver metal so your metal jewelry setting will need to be cleaned with a soft anti-tarnish polishing cloth Other than that you should not use other cleaning agents on this type of jewelry.

The handcrafted work on inlaid jewelry is amazing so to make sure that you show off your jewelry pieces in the best way, keeping them clean and cared for should be a priority. Safe keeping for pieces like this would include a lined jewelry box or a velvet bag so that they are not scratched or damaged by other jewelry.

Beautiful Inlaid Jewelry is a treat to be worn. Caring for your pieces is simple and should be done each time you wear them for long lasing results!

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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