How To Care For Precious gemstones

by Sehdev Jewellers Gemologist, Gemstone Dealers
Achieving various benefits with gemstones has been a common practice in several cultures. Many gems have a special place in astrology, thanks to the mystical properties that they possess. While some gems help in bringing prosperity, some bring good fortune and happiness in the lives of the wearers. There are gems that may demand a lot of money, owing to the value that they have. 

Thus, it is important to invest your money in such a gem that can provide benefits for a long time to come. In order to increase the lifespan of your precious gemstones, taking good care of them is extremely essential. Precious gemstone care depends highly on the hardness that the gem has. 

Here’s a quick guide that can help you care for precious gemstones without any difficulty. 


The hardest gemstone ever, Diamond is not only a stunning possession but also a durable one – thanks to its hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Diamonds can last without much care if carefully placed in a box that avoids scratching.

To make these stones look gorgeous again, giving them a mild cleaning with warm, soapy water is the right way. This will remove all the dirt from these gems, restoring their sparkle.

Remember to take off your diamond jewelry before you perform any task that may scratch the diamonds. Such tasks could be lifting or moving heavy items and furniture, gardening, etc.

Ruby and Sapphire

These gems rank at 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and thus, are great options for those who are looking for some long-lasting companions for their gemstones.

The best way to clean the ruby gemstone and sapphires is to do it with warm water and mild dish soap which doesn’t include any harsh chemicals or abrasives. Use a soft brush to remove the dirt and grime without scratching the gems.

To help them retain their remarkable luster, keep these gems away from lotions, creams, perfumes, as much as you can.

Aquamarine, Emerald, and Morganite

These gems rank 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and the following care should be taken to help them last longer.

Again, these should be cleaned with warm water and a mild soap which should be free from harmful chemicals.

As beryls can be damaged from heat, you need to keep these gems away from torches and lights that produce heat.

Avoid storing these gems in a box or bag with other gems. This will prevent them from scratches and damage.


As pearls are organic gemstones, it is necessary to have the vital information related to pearl stone care to help them stay in a good state for a long time. This is what you can do to ensure the same:

Just like other gems, you can clean pearls with warm soapy water and remove all the dirt accumulated on them.

Keep them away from rough materials such as wool, as these materials can take away the soft sheen of beautiful pearls.

You should keep them away from perfumes as harsh chemicals may make them appear dull.

So, it is important to care for your gemstone studded jewlery so as to maintain its shine. If you are buying expensive gemstone, then it should be supported by full care and love. Keep your gemstone shine and safe with these caring tips that are given for you by Sehdev Jewellers team.

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