Some soft and fragile gemstones — such as Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite, Amethyst, and Pearl — are very popular in the market right now. Let’s talk about how to make sure the gemstones stay safe on the jewelry while being worn.
Using more metal to create a barrier that secures the gemstone is ideal. For example, if your customer requests an Emerald center stone, please suggest a bezel setting to not only secure the stone, but to also take the force of anything that comes into contact with the ring.
Highly recommend that your customers come into jewelry store for routine cleaning and inspection. This will help you monitor the security of the setting and the quality of the gemstone as time goes on. Also, let them know the proper precautions they should take when trying to clean the ring at home. Some gemstones should never be placed in an ultrasonic cleaner or encounter certain chemicals.
At the end of the day, one of the best things your customer can do to protect their soft or fragile gemstones is to be cautious. Suggest that they not wear their ring while performing certain activities, such as washing, exercising and cleaning the house.
Education is key for care for soft gemstone jewelry!