Emerald Cut Diamond Gemstone

How to Care for Emerald Cut Stones to Ensure They Last a Lifetime

The emerald cut is one that is old as time with a rich history. This distinctive cut was originally developed for the emerald stone. It features a square or rectangular shape with trimmed edges. The actual term “emerald cut” was not used until the 1920s when the cut saw an increase in popularity. The rise of Art Deco, where clean lines and symmetry were admired, inspired the emerald cut trend. It became popular for other gemstones because of its unique versatility. The emerald cut is still a classic choice for fine and high jewelry pieces.

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Maintaining Emerald Cut Gemstones

The first step in preserving your emerald-cut gemstone is regular cleaning. You want to avoid any harsh chemicals or abrasives. These tend to damage the surface of the stone. Use a soft cloth with mild soap and warm water to gently wipe any dirt or residue. 

A common habit of jewelry and gemstone owners is not adopting protective measures. These safeguard emerald cut stones from cuts. In addition to cleaning, these are also extremely important. When not wearing your jewelry, for example, store it in a soft case or a jewelry box to prevent contact with other items or jewelry that may damage it. Do not wear your emerald cut gemstones during activities that involve rough surfaces. 

Secure Storage for Longevity

Store your emerald cut gemstone properly to ensure and maintain its beauty. Keep your gemstone in a dry place with a cool temperature, somewhere away from direct sunlight. You can also invest in a jewelry box with a separate compartment with different chambers to keep the piece safe from scratches and abrasions. 

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Professional Care for Emerald Cut Diamonds

You are always encouraged to personally periodically inspect your jewelry. But you should also consider scheduling inspections and cleanings with a credible jeweler to make sure your emerald cut jewelry is always looking its best. They will also give you the best advice on the best methods of care and recommend the best options for repair.   

Inspecting Emerald Cut Stone Settings

Look for signs of damage or wear and tear when you put on your jewelry. This is you personally inspecting your emerald cut gemstone and it is highly recommended. Missing prongs or loose stones are indicators of damage that seriously compromise the appearance of your piece. Once you spot these issues, promptly meet up with a jeweler to have them sorted out. 

UV Exposure and Emerald Cut Stones

UV lights can be quite damaging to your stone if it has prolonged direct access to it. The surface of the stone will quickly deteriorate in that event making the stone appear dull and undesirable. The best antidote for this is to always store the piece or stone in a safe, cool, dry place when it is not in use. Avoid also wearing your emerald cut jewelry for a long time in direct sunlight

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Insurance Considerations for Emerald Cut Jewelry

Every investment must be insured. Your home, your car, your business, and your emerald-cut gemstone as well. For all the peace of mind knowing your stone is free from loss, theft or damage is very essential. Carefully review all the terms to fully understand what is covered in your policy and what is not and any other conditions which apply. 

Restoring Emerald Cut Gemstones

When you have kept a piece of emerald cut jewelry for a while, it will need restoration to maintain their luster. Professional jewelers will assess the stone or jewelry and decide whether to re-cut, clean, or polish to restore its brilliance. Do not hesitate to consult with them to discuss all your repair needs. 

To conclude, to care for and maintain your emerald cut gemstones calls for attention and diligence. You have the perfect roadmap in these guidelines to make sure your emerald cut jewelry continues to radiate for a very long time. 

With our top-of-the-range jewelry care products, Saratti is committed to helping you care for your emerald cut gemstones with all the expert advice to make sure your emerald cut stones will dazzle for years to come.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Caring For Your Emerald Gemstone

Ideally every few weeks, to remove dirt, grease, and other things that can ruin its appearance. Avoid over-cleaning because a lot of exposure to chemicals can damage it.

During any physical activity, please take off your emerald-cut jewelry. In sports, for example, impact can damage the stone, and the chlorine in swimming pools may affect the integrity of your stone. 

To prevent scratching, store in a jewelry box lined with fabric. Also, store your jewelry away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. 

You can surely regularly inspect your stone personally, however, professional jewelers have the tools and the know-how to detect and fix issues that require attention with your stone.


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