Remember, with proper care and knowledge of your jewelry, your piece can last a lifetime.
Shower. It’s not a great idea to shower with your jewelry on, but once in a while isn’t going to do any lasting damage. Just make sure to dry it after.
Swimming Pool. Take your silver off. Chlorine is a pretty harsh chemical, so if you accidentally forget to remove your silver jewelry before hopping in, make sure to rinse and clean it afterward. Hot tub is the same thing but heat heat can accelerate the chemical reaction.
Hot Springs. The sulfur in natural hot springs will wreak havoc on your silver. Unless you’re going for that “dark oxidized” look, avoid at all costs.
Bonus Tip: Chemicals in lotions and perfumes can also cause your jewelry to tarnish. Apply them first, let them dry, and then put your jewelry on.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite.
Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz. … The lack of eye-visible inclusions is a sought-after citrine quality. Zoning. Yellow, reddish orange, and brown color zoning highlight this citrine.
Amethyst is the world’s most popular purple gem. It is the purple color variety of quartz that has been used in personal adornment for over 2000 years. Amethyst is the birthstone of February and an important New Age gem. It is used to produce faceted stones, cabochons, beads, tumbled stones, and many other items for jewelry and ornamental use. Amethyst has a Mohs hardness of 7 and does not break by cleavage. That makes it durable enough for use in rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and any type of jewelry. Enormous deposits of amethyst in South America and Africa provide enough amethyst to keep the price low. Most people can easily afford amethyst.
Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine. It is used as a gemstone in jewelry and other adornments. Topaz in its natural state is a golden brown to yellow.
Peridot (sometimes called chrysolite) is gem-quality olivine and a silicate mineral.Its green color is dependent on the iron contents within the structure of the gem. Peridot occurs in silica-deficient rocks such as volcanic basalt and pallasitic meteorites.
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