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Caring for Your Gemstone Necklace: Essential Tips to Maintain Its Beauty and Longevity

Caring for Your Gemstone Necklace: Essential Tips to Maintain Its Beauty and Longevity

Gemstones are beautiful, natural stones chosen explicitly for jewellery for their beauty and durability. Several characteristics of gemstones make them an excellent choice for jewellery. When placed in jewellery pieces like gemstone pendant necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings, attributes such as clarity, rarity, and freedom from defects add to their timeless allure. Cut and polished from natural minerals, rocks, or other organic matter, gemstones offer benefits beyond beauty. Many people choose gemstones for their energetic qualities. They have been known to enhance soothing energy, focus, and concentration. Whatever your unique reason for selecting gemstone jewellery, it is essential to care for your gemstone's property to optimize the beauty and longevity of your pieces.


Here are a few tips about caring for your gemstone necklace at home or when travelling.


Proper storage is essential for preserving your gemstone necklaces. Gemstones can easily scratch. Therefore, storing each piece separately using soft pouches or lined jewellery boxes is important. Storing each piece separately will also help avoid tangling. Storing gemstone necklaces in a cool, dry, clean location is critical for preservation. Keeping your jewellery away from extreme heat or direct sunlight will protect the colour and quality of your gemstones.

Cleaning & Polishing

Although gemstones are made from natural, durable materials, they are not indestructible and require special care. It is safe to gently wipe necklaces with a soft, lint-free cloth for daily cleaning until a more thorough cleaning is needed. When it is time to perform a deeper cleaning, avoiding harsh chemicals and hot water is critical. A soft toothbrush with gentle dish soap in a bowl of room-temperature water will safely shine up your gemstone necklaces. It is advisable to have a professional cleaning done once a year to preserve the longevity of your necklaces.


Protecting your gemstones goes beyond storage and cleaning. You can protect your necklaces by removing them before intense workouts, swimming or cleaning. Swimming and cleaning may expose gemstones to damaging harsh chemicals, and sports or exercise may result in loose settings. It is also best to remove gemstone jewellery before showering, bathing, and applying lotions or make-up.

Travel Tips

When you travel, you want to take your jewellery with you! Taking certain precautions can help you preserve your jewellery and keep it safe while travelling. Just like at home, keeping gemstones separate by packing your jewellery pieces in individual pouches or spaces within a lined jewellery case is essential. Keeping your jewellery in your carry-on bag will reduce the risk of losing your necklaces due to lost luggage or theft. Also, keeping your jewellery close to you will ensure it remains in a climate-controlled environment and away from extreme temperatures.

Dear Letterman

Dear Letterman, a gemstone necklace Australia expert designs each gemstone necklace with expert skill and a deep understanding of the meaning and symbolism of gemstones. With respect for the energy and attributes offered by each stone, Dear Letterman necklaces offer more than fashion for everyone who wears them. If you are looking for the best gemstone necklaces Australia has to offer, you can learn more about Dear Letterman and shop our gemstone collections online.