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How to care for Amethysts: February birthstone

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How to care for Amethysts: February birthstone

Amethyst rates #7 on the Mohs scale which indicates it has good toughness and it is suitable for all different type of jewelry designs. Amethyst is a durable jewelry gemstone but proper precautions need to be followed.

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How to care for Garnets; January birthstone...

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How to care for Garnets; January birthstone...

Garnet gemstones are quite tough and durable. Proper care for garnets includes protecting them from hard blows, which could damage them. To clean your garnets, simply use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove soapy residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. garnets should not be exposed to sudden changes in temperature. Always remove any jewellery or gemstones before exercising, cleaning or engaging in harsh physical activities such as sport. Store garnets away from other gemstones to avoid scratches. It is best to wrap gemstones in soft cloth or place...

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