Thursday, May 17, 2012

Caring for Charoite Gemstone Jewelry

The Charoite is one of the rarest and most beautiful gemstones that has been discovered in recent years. It's a beauty of a stone and comes in an amazing violet purple color with striations of milky swirls throughout it. It's a natural mineral that was discovered in the early 1940's but didn't get its official gemstone description until 1978. This gemstone is a rare and unique beauty!

Because the beautiful Charoite gemstone comes in at 5 to 6 on the Mohs hardness scale, it will need to be treated with special gentle care so that it doesn't become damaged while wearing it. It is only mined from one place in Siberia so you might have to look around for jewelry pieces containing this wonderful gemstone. Or if you can get the gemstone by itself, have a special jewelry item crafted for a gorgeous one of a kind piece of art, like a drop pendant.

Since this stone is delicate you will need to protect it from being submerged in water (bathing, showering, swimming etc.) so that the moisture doesn't damage it. If you need to clean your pieces you can use a slightly dampened soft cotton cloth or take it in to a professional jeweler.

For storage you should place all Charolite jewelry pieces into their own fabric lined jewelers pouch and then place the pouches into your jewelry box and never place more than one piece in each pouch! Another great option is a superior quality jewelry box with individual velvet lined compartments.

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.

1 comment:

  1. While choosing for a jewellery box, choose only those boxes that have an air-tight feature because some items like silver can get tarnished in humid and windy areas. This post is informative especially to those who love jewelry as well as Tulsa gold buyers . The charoite gemstone looks amazing also because of its tint.