Sapphire Jewellery - How to Clean Sapphire Jewellery

Published: 16th December 2008
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Sapphire is one of the four beautiful and precious gems and scientifically known as corundum. Corundum is the crystallized aluminum oxide. For the creation of corundum, pressure and heat act as catalysts. Different colors are created because of the iron particles and small chrome. Many people just think that sapphire is of only blue shade but a wide spectrum is available in sapphires from dark blue shade to the almost white shade of blue color. Apart from blue color, there are also non-blue varieties available like white, black, yellow and pink gemstones. These non-blue sapphires are known as "fancy sapphires". Pink sapphire necklaces are in-fashion now-a-days.

These sapphires largely come from the parts of Asia, Australia and Africa. Majority of the blue sapphire come from Thailand and Australia. Sri Lanka has the world's oldest mines of sapphires. Besides this "Kashmir sapphire" is known for its beauty because of its pure shade of blue. This sapphire is mentioned in the Bible. Some people believe that it can protect you from evil and gives guidance in life. Besides this different items in sapphire jewellery like sapphire earrings and sapphire necklaces look great and even better if they add luck to your day.

Blue sapphire is mostly adored by the people born in September because it is the official birthstone for them. Sapphire is one of the precious gemstones. It looks great with different outfits and settings. Blue sapphire looks beautiful with silver and platinum. Sapphire rings are famous for a change to diamond engagement rings. So, if you were born in September or you like Sapphire jewellery, it will give you an elegant look whether you are wearing casual jeans or evening gown. Wonderfully designed sapphire bracelets or necklaces can give a special look on any occasion.

Purple sapphire engagement rings are mostly used for engagement rings. It is unique as it appears to change its color on lighting. It looks like two different rings in different lighting conditions. In daylight purple sapphire looks like blue sapphire and sometimes it looks violet too. This dramatic change of color makes the sapphire more valuable.

How to clean Sapphire jewellery?

Sapphire is a durable stone. It is ranked 9 on the Mohs scale. Mohs scale is scale of hardness. You can wear sapphire everyday almost. You can use it daily without worrying about the cracking and scratching of stone. You can get a durable piece of jewellery by pairing it with diamond. But this doesn't mean to test its strength because everything has its breaking point. Due to its durability, you don't have to worry about its cleaning over and over. You can give it to the jewellery store for cleaning. If you are interested in cleaning your own sapphire jewellery at your home, clean the material with soft jewellery cloth and soak your sapphire into the soapy water. Water should be warm too. You can also soak your whole necklace into that warm soapy water. But ultrasonic cleaning and steamer can be better for your jewellery.

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