Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How to take care of your emerald jewelry

How to take care of your loose emerald stone
How to take care of your emerald
Quick Info About The Emerald
     Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.  Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness is ranged as generally in between. The best emeralds are found and mined in Colombia. Color tone and saturation ranging from bluish green or yellowish green. Have a excellent emerald with Excellent luster, transparent eye clarity, medium dark tone and bluish green color is ideal.

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   The first key of how to take care of your emerald. Emeralds are remotely brittle and can be damaged by heat, vibration, or chemicals. It's too lamentable that other jewelers do not inculcate their customers about how to care for their prized possessions. Here are a few tips.

For marginally more tough dried up dirt gently scrubbing with a soft toothbrush, but if you're cleaning jewelry, be meticulous not to scrub highly polished metal surfaces, as the marginal abrasive action of the brush will engender marginally nebulous effects on the metal.

When taking care of your emerald, abstracting light marks or dirt from your stone, it's conventionally best to rinse them with clean water and dry with a soft cloths. Additionally, store jewelry and loose emeralds in separate padded compartments or wrapped in soft lint-free cloth to avert scratching, chipping, entanglement or even losing it. Ascertain where ever you are cleaning your emerald to hold it tightly from slipping off your hand because trying to relocate the emerald is another story.  😅

Being a bit more careful
     Before you even think of grabbing that bottle of lotion or creams, remove your ring to avert heavy build up of oil and dirt that over time will dry around the pavilion which will make your emerald seem nebulous or less appealing.

If you plan to do heavy or dirty work with your hands, abstract your rings so they will not be subjected to astringent blows, abrasives, or nonessential dirt. Even diamonds are relatively brittle and can be chipped by a hard blow.

Be cautious about the utilization of ultrasonic cleaners. Most emeralds are "oiled"  ultrasound may abstract the treatment or expand subsisting fractures. If you are not absolutely SURE it's safe, don't put your emerald in ultrasound!
Our jewelry preparing to set a emerald

Over 20 years in experience of working with emeralds

Examine The Jewelry
 How can I take care of my emerald jewelry? If you can see any damage, either cracks in the emerald or damage to the mount - don't clean it.  You might make things worse. Seek expert advice from your trusted jeweler.

Always be conscientious to who you give your jewelry to for repair. Emeralds are a different subject from diamonds and most jewelers don't know how to work with them. always check your jewelry or take a picture of it before you hand them your rare and most prized investment. Some jewelers linger too long with a torch during prong work and can burn the emerald. It's often safest to abstract them before working on a setting. Emeralds should never be exposed to extreme heat.

If one prong of a four-prong setting breaks, it often results in the loss of a stone. Six prong settings are more secure. If a prong is weak or broken, it's usually best to supersede the head than to endeavor retouching prongs.

Bezel settings offer more protection for any stone, but they make it more arduous to abstract and reset stones if the stone needs repolishing or if alterations of the metalwork are required. Setting can also be hazardous. It's best to utilize high-karat gold, which is softer and more facilely bent into place. also, consider how the stone might be abstracted if compulsory. Sometimes, it may be best to utilize a false bezel setting and set the emerald from beneath, holding it in place with tabs.

We repair fine jewelry and emerald jewelry
We wholesale and specialize in Colombian emeralds 
created custom emerald ring
Emerald ring finished and given to the client 

JR COLOMBIAN EMERALDS is an American company founded in 1995 by Jorge Rodriguez as a supplier of Natural Colombian emeralds. Here at JR Emeralds we hand selects pieces from thousands of loose natural Colombian emeralds. Our stones are produced in the world famous Muzo mine in Colombia.

Creative and extraordinary designs fulfill the needs of all our international clientele. We also source our emeralds from the Coscuez, La Pita and the Chivor mines. Emeralds that are sourced from these mines break world records and are housed in the most prestigious of Museums in the United States and abroad.

We are proud to have assembled a world class team of classically trained GIA resident jewelers and designers that have dedicated their lives to the art of creating jewelry. Our team has a combined experience of over 90 years.

Our jewelers have been trained and have apprenticed with the most prestigious jewelers of our time. Talent can also be found within our jewelry designers that hold several degrees in art and history. Studying new trends and techniques puts us head and shoulders above our competition.

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