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Article: Holiday season: How to take care of your jewelry with Colombian emeralds?


Holiday season: How to take care of your jewelry with Colombian emeralds?

Emeralds are delicate precious stones and require special care to maintain their beauty over time. Therefore, and on the occasion of the Christmas season where many usually have holidays, we want you to take care of your jewelry to the maximum.

For this reason, we have created a list of recommendations to take care of your jewelry with Colombian emeralds on these dates. We assure you that when you apply these tips your jewelry will look like new.

General Tips for Jewelry

  • Safe storage: When you're not wearing your emerald jewelry, store them in a padded case and preferably in a cool, dark place. Avoid storing them along with other jewelry to prevent scratches and possible damage.
  • Avoid contact with chemicals: Emeralds are sensitive to aggressive chemicals. Avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, creams and cleaning products. Also, remove the jewelry before applying makeup or sunscreen to prevent the accumulation of waste.
  • Soft cleaning: To clean your jewelry with emeralds, use a soft, wet cloth. Avoid using brushes or abrasive sponges that can scratch the surface of the gem. Never dip the emeralds in hot water, as this could affect your color and shine.
  • Avoid high temperatures: Emeralds are sensitive to extreme heat, so avoid exposing them to high temperatures. Do not leave them in places exposed to the sun for long periods or places near heat sources such as radiators or stoves.
  • Conscious use: Avoid using your emerald jewelry during activities that can expose them to beatings or scratches, such as exercising or performing intense household chores. It is also advisable to remove the jewelry before sleeping to avoid possible damage during the night.
  • Proper setting: Make sure your emerald jewelry has a secure fit. A good set will protect the stone and reduce the risk of it being let go. If you notice any problems with the set, take it to a jeweler to repair it immediately.

Holiday tips for jewelry with emeralds

  • Travel with caution: When traveling with jewelry with emeralds, store them in a special case and take you with your hand luggage. Avoid saving them in bags or cases that can be tightened or hit during the trip. Keep your jewelry safe and close to you at all times.
  • Impact protection: Always be careful when carrying out activities that involve abrupt movements or impacts, as this could damage emeralds. Avoid hitting them against hard surfaces and make sure you take off your jewelry before participating in sports or intense physical activities.
  • Post-vacation check-up: After your holiday, spend time reviewing your jewelry with emeralds. Gently cleanse any residue that may have accumulated during the trip and verify that the settings are in good condition. If you notice any problems, schedule a visit to a jeweler to perform any necessary repairs.
  • Avoid prolonged water exposures: Although you can clean your jewelry with a wet cloth, avoid exposing them to water for long periods, especially if they have metal settings. Water can weaken the settings and affect the integrity of jewelry over time.

Following these tips, you can enjoy your jewelry with emeralds during the holidays and make sure they stay in excellent condition over time. Remember that proper care contributes significantly to the durability and beauty of your precious jewelry.

Paula A. Bonilla 

Social communicator and journalist from Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. She is also a jeweler and is passionate about constantly learning about precious gems and national high jewelry.

Currently, she is working for one of Bogotá's most important jewelry stores, Emerald by Love. This jewelry store has over 40 years of experience and has 2 physical branches in the capital city of Colombia, located in the city center.

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