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NON-PRECIOUS GEMSTONE CLEANING ADVICE
FROM MRS. GOTTROCKS BALLERINA COWGIRL 40,000 ITEM JEWELRY CATALOG

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Mild Liquid Soap and Cool Water = 1 teaspoon soap to 1 cup of water
Always remember if rinsing in a sink to plug the drain.

Amber | Coral | Cultured Pearl and Mabe' Pearl | Jade | Lapis Lazuli | Marcasite | Opal | Turquoise

Precious stones are diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other expensive gemstones. Non-precious stones are not as expensive, and are usually quite common and often opaque in nature. Here is a list of non-precious stones and how you can care for them. More gemstone information will be added soon, please stop by!

AMBER

How to Clean: Special Care:
Clean VERY gently with a mixture of mild liquid soap and cool water. Do not rub or scrub as the motion will scratch the Amber. Rinse quickly with clean, cool water. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth.Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. If mounted, clean metal with soft polishing cloth, and avoid contact with the Amber. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner when cleaning Amber or Amber jewelry. Do not soak in water. Do not hold under a stream of water for extended periods of time. Do not expose to extreme heat. Do not expose to scratchy surfaces or harsh chemicals such as Jewelry Cleaners which are not specifically for Amber.

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CORAL

How to Clean: Special Care:
Wipe gently with a damp cloth that is soft and clean. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. If mounted, clean metal with soft polishing cloth, and avoid contact with the coral. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner. Do not soak in water. Do not expose to cleaning agents or chemicals. Do not expose to scratchy surfaces or harsh chemicals such as Jewelry Cleaners which are not specifically for Coral.

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CULTURED PEARL, MOTHER OF PEARL, SHELL, MABE' PEARL

How to Clean: Special Care:
After wearing, it is wise to wipe pearl jewelry gently with a damp cloth that is soft and clean in order to remove any perspiration or oil that may have come from the skin, or any other residue or chemicals that it may have been exposed to. For regular cleaning, wipe gently with a damp cloth that is soft and clean. If you would like to use a cleaning agent, use a mild one that is specifically made for pearl products. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner. Do not soak in water. Do not expose to hairspray or any other chemicals used to clean or for personal hygene. Do not expose to extreme heat. Do not expose to scratchy surfaces or harsh chemicals such as Jewelry Cleaners which are not specifically for Pearl.

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JADE

How to Clean: Special Care:
Wipe gently with a damp, soft clean cloth to clean. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not soak in water.
Do not expose to cleaning agents or other chemicals.

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LAPIS LAZULI

How to Clean: Special Care:
Splash sparingly with a mixture of mild liquid soap and cool water (1 teaspoon of soap to 1 cup water). Rinse quickly with clean, cool water. (If rinsing in a sink, be sure the drain is plugged!) Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure it is completely dry. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not soak in water.

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MARCASITE

How to Clean: Special Care:
Marcasite is often secured in a setting with jeweler's cement. This feature requires special cleaning. How to clean Wipe gently with a damp cloth that is soft and clean. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness.

Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not expose to cleaning agents or chemicals.
Do not expose to extreme heat.
Do not soak in water.

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OPAL

How to Clean: Special Care:
See a jeweler for professional cleaning. If you cannot, before you clean BE SURE YOUR OPAL IS NOT A DOUBLET or a TRIPLET (pieces of opal on a background or sandwiched between two layers) or your piece will be ruined as moisture will separate the layers. If at all possible, try to clean the jewelry with a soft polishing cloth and rinse in cool (not cold) water. If piece is extremely dirty, use the same cleaning method as outlined for Gemstone Jewelry in Gold and Platinum. HOWEVER, use cool water instead of lukewarm water. Also, instead of soaking for 10 to 20 minutes, soak briefly for no more than 5 minutes. Dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not expose to extreme heat. Opal is extremely fragile, avoid shocks and abrupt changes in temperature. Avoid scratching stone with polishing cloths if cleaning mounted stones.

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TURQUOISE

How to Clean: Special Care:
Wipe gently with a damp cloth that is soft and clean. Dry with a soft, clean, absorbent cloth. Air dry on a towel to ensure complete dryness. Do not use hot water, a steamer or an ultrasonic cleaner.
Do not soak in water.
Do not expose to cleaning agents or other chemicals.
Avoid scratching stone with polishing cloths if cleaning mounted stones.

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