How to Care for A Real Sapphire Ring?

Sapphire is the second hardest gem material in the world, second only to diamond. This means your sapphire ring can only be scratched by another sapphire or a diamond. Sapphire also has excellent toughness and no cleavage. This means that sapphires are not prone to cracking, chipping or breaking.

All of this may make you think that your sapphire ring is immune to damage, and while that is true to an extent, there are still some things you need to be wary of. An example of this is in contact with chemicals. Natural sapphire is stable under normal wearing conditions such as light, heat, and sweat, but make sure to keep it away from acids such as those found in citrus fruits and juices.

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Cleaning A Sapphire Ring

Sapphires generally require very little maintenance, but over time dirt does accumulate on and around the stone of any jewelry piece. It is important to clean the pavilion of the stone to maintain high brilliance.

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Cleaning your sapphire ring at home is very straightforward. No special jewelry polishes are needed to remove the dirt from your sapphire. Ultrasonic cleaners are also are suitable but if you don’t have one a soft toothbrush with toothpaste with warm water is also a great way to clean both the sapphire and the diamonds set,toothpaste is a soft abrasive & very effective.

If you choose to use your own liquid cleaner do make sure there are no added moisturizers in the soap as these can leave residue. You can gently scrub the sapphire with an old toothbrush with soft bristles in warm soapy water. Rub dry with a soft cotton cloth and presto, your ring is as good as new!

Remember to have your sapphire ring checked at least once a year by a professional jeweler to make sure all the prongs are secure and the diamonds are not loose.

Consider The Setting of Your Sapphire Ring

Keep in mind that your sapphire ring has two different components: the sapphire stone and the setting it is embedded inside. So, taking care of your ring also means taking care of the metal that holds it.

Remember that some metals react badly to even slightest amount of chemical. Gold and platinum are fine in soap and water. Silver doesn’t react with pure water however; it corrodes when it comes in contact with Sulphur compounds. Instead of soaking, rub the silver down with a professional polishing cloth or silver cleaner available at most supermarkets. Ammonia should not be used on gold very often as this can wear out the metal.

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Storing A Real Sapphire Jewelry

Jewelry is precious, so chucking everything into a bag and shoving it in a drawer is both inelegant and potentially harmful. When storing loose sapphire stones or sapphire rings, take care not to let them touch one another. You should also store sapphire jewelry away from other gemstones. As the second hardest material in the world, sapphire can scratch softer minerals and precious metals such as gold or platinum. And as diamonds are harder than sapphires, storing them together can scratch the sapphire.Ideally all jewelry should be stored in a jewelry box or ring box provide with most natural sapphire rings.Rings should sit in a roll that holds them in place, thereby preventing them from damaging other pieces of jewelry or being damaged.

To Sum It Up

Your sapphire ring is to be enjoyed and loved more than anything. The better you treat it and the more you look after it, the longer it will sparkle. Store it safely, keep it clean and maintain it from time to time to ensure it stays looking new at all times. After all it is a precious item.

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