Ultimate Care of Amber Jewelry
Our genuine amber jewelry is built to last, but proper care will help it last forever. Getting your amber jewelry cleaned once a year is a good idea: it keeps it looking its shiniest and allows a trained professional to check it for damage that you might not notice. However, in between annual cleanings, you can keep it looking its best at home by following our ultimate care of amber jewelry guides.
- Storing your Jewelry
Wrap individual pieces in tissue or cloth, or put them in separate compartments in a jewelry box. You need to be especially careful with amber, which is soft and will scratch more easily than gems and metals. Hang on to boxes, bags, and wraps that your jewelry comes in, they’re often the best way to store your jewelry to protect pieces from damage and dirt.
- Reducing Wear and Tear
We know you know how to wear jewelry but our ultimate care of amber jewelry guides you on how to help reduce wear and tear:
1- Put amber jewelry on after applying makeup, perfume, and hair products.
2-Handle amber gems as little as possible; the natural oils on your skin can dull the stone.
3-Remove bracelets and rings if you’re doing any manual labor, including housework.
4- Remove earrings when your hair is styled to keep them from getting caught on combs or brushes. And never wear amber earrings or necklaces when you’re having your hair colored – the chemicals can damage the amber.
- Cleaning the Metal
Rubbing alcohol will dissolve some of the stickier grime on metal mountings – but never use it on amber jewelry. Simple soap and water and a very soft brush also work well. Dry your jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth that won’t leave fuzz or threads behind.
- Cleaning Amber
Even clean-looking ambers are likely to have a sheen of natural oils from your skin. They’ll sparkle much more after you clean them. Use a soft-bristled, non-metallic brush and a solution of dish detergent and water, or mild ammonia and water, and gently scrub them, before rinsing in a wire strainer and patting dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Use a bowl rather than cleaning in the sink as you don’t want your favorite piece to be caught in the drain.
Be careful not to use just any jewelry cleaner; it needs to be non-abrasive.
Ultrasonic cleaners clean jewelry with sound waves that shake off the dirt. However, they can also cause serious damage to amber, so we advise avoiding them unless they’ve been supplied by your jeweler.