Tips to care for your gemstones

The magnificent blue of sapphire, or the sunshine yellow of topaz. The royal purple of amethyst, or the mesmerizing red of ruby. The rich green hue of the emerald, or the distinct sheen and creamy texture of the rainbow moonstone. All of these have had mankind enchanted since their very discovery and have been used in jewellery designs since time immemorial.

Jewellery studded with gemstones are a staple in every Indian woman’s closet. In fact, in the current day and age, it adds a sense of postmodern whimsy to every ensemble - ethnic or western.

While women stock on various gem stones and enjoy the idea of mixing and matching apart from going by its astrological significance, many aren’t completely aware of the different ways in how they can preserve their gemstone jewellery.

Here are some useful tips on taking care of those semi-precious wonders that are truly a gift to every woman’s closet.

1. Keep moisture at bay!

Moisture can cause jewellery to lose its shine quickly. Keeping your Gemstones away from exposure to moisture and intense humidity and storing in a cool dry place can retain that bright new shine.

2. Store Separately

Ensure that your gemstones are always stored individually. Putting them altogether in one box means they are more likely to get scratched, and therefore damaged. Store each set of jewellery in a separate cushioned box, to prevent any scratching on the surface.

3. Keep away from Oil

Oil can dull your gemstones. The shine and refraction that comes from the cut can be dimmed from exposure to oil. Preventing any exposure to oil is an easy way to preserve the shine of your gemstones and the visible clarity of their cut.

While they may not be as expensive as diamonds, gemstones are without a doubt a beautiful and integral addition to every jewellery connoisseur’s collection. As for the longevity of these stones, a little bit of care can in fact go a very long way!

At Tanishq, you will find a wide range of products studded with these vibrant gemstones.

In fact, our latest collection, Mirayah, is one such stunning range where the colour and vibrancy of emeralds, rubies, sapphires and garnets meet the classic beauty of diamonds and pearls.

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