Before gemstones were mined and set into jewelry, they had been buried in underground for centuries. When being brought to earth, most of them had never have contact with air and light. That's why it's so important to keep the jewels in the right conditions to keeping them pristine. For different gemstones, they may require different conditions. After picking the right gemstone for you, you may want to know how to treat and keep your gemstone/birthstone at the best conditions.

Check the chart below.

Gemstone Storage 

When you're at home, you can store your gemstones or crystals in:

(1) Silk pouches

(2) Glass cases

(3) Natural fabrics 

(4) Safety lock bags

(5) Geodes

When you're moving like driving or traveling, make sure to put your gemstones in: 

(1) Wooden box that's firmly fitted

Gemstone Cleaning

Gemstone Cleaning Techniques

Amethyst

Amethyst Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Ametrine

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Citrine

Citrine Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Diamond

  • Ammonia-based cleaner
  • Warm water
  • Detergent (grease cutting)
  • Soft brush

Emerald

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Garnet

Garnet Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Moonstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Opal

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Pearl

Pearl Gemstone

  • Wipe with damp, soft cloth
  • Remove stains with a mild soapy solution on a rag
  • Don’t dip pearls into liquid
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Blow out drill holes carefully
  • Moisture trapped there often causes discoloration

Peridot

Peridot Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Ruby

Ruby Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Rose Quartz

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Sapphire

Sapphire Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Spinel

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Tanzanite

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Topaz

Topaz Gemstone

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Tourmaline

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Zircon

  • Warm water
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Gemstones that Fade in Sunlight

Below are the gemstones that are highly sensitive to sunlight and may fade rapidly. Avoid putting them directly in sunlight.

Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine

Citrine

Opal

Sapphire

Topaz

Quartz varieties (including Rose Quartz)