Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cleaning and Caring for Bloodstone Jewelry Pieces

Bloodstone jewelry pieces are very beautiful but extremely hard to find out in the general jewelry marketplace but you can find them at specialty jewelry stores. If you are not familiar with this type of gemstone we are going to tell you all about it today here on our Chasing Treasure jewelry box blog.

The Bloodstone is a deep green colored gemstone that is opaque and made from Chalcedony Quartz. It is a distinctive looking gemstone thanks to the tiny red spots that are speckled throughout the stone. There are some high-grade Bloodstones out in the marketplace that don't contain the tiny red spots but these would be a much more expensive gemstone to purchase and harder to find.

This beautiful gemstone can be traced back to the ancient times and was a very popular gemstone back then. The Bloodstone was the original birthstone for the month of March but it has since been replaced with the pretty Aquamarine stone.

When dealing with this gemstone in your beautiful jewelry pieces you want to treat your pieces and stones with special care. You never want them to get wet or to come into contat with household cleaning agents. If your jewelry pieces should become dirty you should use a clean cotton or jeweler's cloth to simply wipe down the stone and to wipe around the stone. If the piece needs a more heavy duty cleaning we recommend that you take the piece to a jeweler to have it cleaned.

Many bloodstone gems are seen in beautiful brooches, drop pendants and necklaces because of their stunning appearance. Matching earrings are typical and together they will make a lasing impression.

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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