Cleaning Jewelry and Precious Gems

Posted by Terry Alers on

As I incorporate more and more precious and semi-precious minerals, stones, and--well, even glass for that matter--into my higher end jewelry lines, special cleaning instructions become more critical for my buyers.

Wire Wrapping a Copper Ring with Peridot Gemstone settings

I am learning along with you, and plan to build a knowledge base of sorts for my Twisterry customers, here in this blog, but instead of completely reinventing the wheel, I will share lessons I've learned and link to great articles and reference pages from respected organizations and pros, such as the International Gem Society (IGS).

In this post, I share this link to some little-understood-but-oh-so-important information about steam, boiling, and sonic cleaning treatments, provided by IGS.

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