How to Clean Your Amber Jewelry
How to Clean your amber jewelry
enjoy your amber jewelry for long time, some simple precautions must be
observed. Because of the softness of amber, its brittleness, and its
susceptibility to attack by various chemicals and oxidation, amber
jewelry pieces do require some special care in handling and storing.
beads should not be stored where they will rub against metal or other
pieces of jewelry. [This can cause beads to get broken or chipped.] Soft flannel or velvet pouches made with drawstring
tops are best for storing and protecting each individual amber bead.
To remove dust and perspiration from amber beads, simply wipe them with
a soft flannel cloth dampened with clean lukewarm water. They should be
dried carefully and rubbed lightly with clear olive oil, then rubbed
with a soft cloth to remove excess oil and restore the polish.
placing amber jewelry pieces in any strong solutions and do not allow
amber to come in contact with perfume or hair spray. Commercial jewelry
cleaning solutions should not be used on amber. It is a good idea to
remove amber jewelry while cooking to avoid excessive heat. Never use
hot water for cleaning amber. Keep away amber from direct sun light.
Sun light may change amber color in long periond of time, it may loose
Two containers of water.
Some liquid Soap
Some olive oil.
And a few towels
a small amount of liquid soap in the water, dip it in the soap and
water mixture, and scrub the amber gently. focus on the area wear the
silver meets the amber, or in the case of amber without silver, in
between the amber stones, or beads. Rinse off any residue from the
soap, by washing off the amber in your other container of water. Take
small amount of olive oil, apply it to your hand, (or finger depending
on the size of the amber) and work it into the stone. This will keep
your stone with a beautiful luster. Be careful when cleaning Amber has
an approximately Mohs Hardness Value of 2.5, which means itís a very
soft gemstone, and can be scratched.
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