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How to Take Care of Your Tanzanite Jewelry

September 11, 2018 · 4 min read

Having gained a lot of popularity in recent years, Tanzanite has now become one of the most sought-after gemstones. It is used to make various types of jewelry such as Tanzanite rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets. The gemstone tends to be delicate and can be subject to cracks or scratches if dropped. You should consider this when you buy Tanzanite jewelry as it is important that you have an idea of how to take care of the gemstone.

Tanzanite Jewelry Stability and Durability

Tanzanite is a stable and durable stone that can be worn under normal conditions. The stone is normally heated to change its color from brownish to a deep blue/purple hue. As the gemstone can be quite delicate, it is important that you don't subject it to sudden temperature changes.

Re-Polishing Tanzanite 

You can restore your scratched Tanzanite back to its former glory by having it polished. A good and reputable lapidary should be able to remove scratches and dullness from your gemstone and there will be no loss of weight once it is re-polished

How do I store my Tanzanite Jewelry?

To stop your tanzanite from rubbing against other jewelry and getting scratched, it is advised that you store your tanzanite separately in a pouch or box. This should offer considerable protection to your gem and ensure its longevity at optimal condition.

Where can I set a loose Tanzanite?

If you ever had a loose tanzanite and you needed to set it back to its original form, it is advised that you choose a good and reputable jeweler. The jeweler should understand the stone structure of Tanzanite and have experience working with the gemstone.

Caring for your Tanzanite Jewelry

You have two choices when you decide to clean your Tanzanite, which include taking it to jewelers or cleaning it yourself. If you decide to put your gem in the care of a jeweler, it is important you meet him/her and ask questions to be sure you can trust their expertise with your piece. Walk away if you feel unsafe about entrusting your investment to the jeweler.

The next option to consider is cleaning it yourself. Before you start cleaning yoThe next option to consider is cleaning it yourself. Before you start cleaning you need to remember that tanzanite is a rare and delicate stone that can crack or scratch easily. Warm, soapy water is always safe to use in cleaning your Tanzanite.

Take good care of your Tanzanite jewelry

How to Clean Your Tanzanite Jewelry

Don't Use Harsh Chemicals

The first thing to bear in mind about the cleaning process is to never clean it using harsh chemicals. Always read the ingredients used in the making the cleaning product. The safest method of cleaning your tanzanite is by using warm soapy water. 

Use Warm Soapy Water

The best method for cleaning your tanzanite jewelry when it gets cloudy is to soak it for 20-30 minutes in warm soapy water. After that use a clean and soft cloth to gently rub around the stone and dry off excess water. In order to clean the band of your rings or get into small crevices make use of a Q-tip.

No Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ultrasonic cleaning involves the use of sound waves to break down the dirt particles on the surface of the jewelry. Most jewelers make use of these devices to wash gemstones and jewelry. You should avoid using these devices to clean your Tanzanite jewelry. The stress that these cleaners put on the stone can cause some serious damage. 

Additional Tanzanite Care Tips

 Tanzanite jewelry, specially rings, are not to be worn regularly. It can be subject to wear and tear when doing house chores. However, while Tanzanite is a fairly soft gem, it can still be worn in all types of jewelry if worn with care. Harsh impacts and rough surfaces should be avoided at all cost as they might damage the shine and luster of the gemstone.

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