Pearls and Emeralds
are among the most exquisite and elegant gemstones in the world,
but like most things of beauty, they have a certain fragility
about them. They are not hard like diamonds and rubies, and as
such, can be dulled by incorrect treatment. But with proper care,
they can retain their polish and brilliance for a lifetime.
Care in Wearing:
and Emerald rings are not for banging about doing yard work,
house cleaning, working-out, swatting tennis balls, throwing
golf clubs, or any activity that could subject them to hard knocks.
Pearls and Emeralds roughly treated can crack. A gorgeous ring
with Pearls or Emeralds is for gentle wearing, not wearing while
running a jack-hammer.
Pearls and Emeralds
react badly to hot water or any kind of harsh soaps, chemicals,
shampoos, hair-sprays, cosmetics, or perfumes. Never wash your
hands or shower while wearing a ring with Pearls or Emeralds.
And don't forget and put on hand cream while wearing it! Just
leave your beautiful ring or earrings on the dresser while you're
getting all ready to go out dining and dancing. Or just planning
to sit down in in an easy chair with a mirror admiring your exquisitely
but never ever put Pearl or Emerald jewelry in any kind of jewelry-cleaning
solution, or vibrator, or ultrasonic cleaner.
"But what if my ring gets dirty?" Fortunately, there's
a safe way to clean it:
How to Clean:
1. A small dish or small bowl with very slightly warm water.
2. Very mild liquid dishwashing detergent (Ivory is the one we
3. A very soft toothbrush designed for babies and a double-ended
dome eye-shadow and grease brush (NEW, not used!) Examples:
MAM (brand) "First Brush" (what we use), as
well as a double-ended dome brush. Available at Walgreens and elsewhere. Just make sure you
get a toothbrush with an extra soft rating made for babies and
1. Fill the bowl with lukewarm water (just barely warm), and
squeeze a generous squirt (about a tablespoon) of the mild dishwashing
detergent into the bowl. Stir it around.
2. Gently place the ring in the bowl and let it sit five minutes,
swishing it around occasionally.
3. Remove the ring and gently brush with the soft toothbrush,
inside and out, dipping the ring into the lukewarm soapy water
and swishing it around several times. Brush gently, your ring
is not a tooth with a piece of spinach stuck to it!
4. Lay the ring gently aside on a paper towel or soft cloth.
5. Rinse the bowl of soapy water thoroughly and fill with clean,
fresh lukewarm water. Place the ring in the bowl and gently brush
with the soft toothbrush until its free of soap residue. Gently
swish it around. You might want to refill the bowl and repeat
the rinsing process.
7. Pat dry, DON'T RUB, with a Kleenex (brand) type tissue or
soft absorbent cloth. Paper towels are too rough for rubbing.
6. NEVER try to rinse the ring over the sink under a faucet.
The water could come out too hot by accident, and you could also
drop the ring down the sink for the disposal to eat.
DON'T BE AFRAID
OF YOUR RING!
Just treat it like a beauty, not a beast!
We wish you
many years of happy wearing.
Key West, Florida