How to Clean Semiprecious Stones

Origins Bahamas Natural Stones

Freshwater Pearls, coral, opals, and lapis gemstones as an example are among the gemstones that are considered semiprecious.

Regular cleaning is part of taking care of semiprecious stones.

  • Clean organic gemstones like pearls, coral and amber by wiping them with a soft cloth after each wear to remove dust and body oils from the jewelry.
  • Be sure to always protect them from exposure to hairspray, perfume or cosmetics, as the chemicals can easily affect the quality of the gemstone over a period of time.
  • Protect your semiprecious gemstones by storing them in a jewelry box or in fabric pouches to avoid them from being being scratched by other pieces or metals.

Although some gemstones depending on their opacity, can absorb a small amount of liquid soap for cleaning, we at Origins Bahamas recommend using a soft cloth and plain running water to clean your stones.