A deep-green and dull emerald is actually a very cheap stone and if the stone has carbon spots, it is the cheapest of emeralds. The Colombian miners call these kind of stones MURRALLA which means the waste of the emerald. The real value of all gemstones is the brightness and brilliance of green fire inside the stone. Clarity and cut is also very important in considering a quality emerald.
Our years of experience have shown there is not flawless or perfect emerald. Anyone offering a flawless, perfect emerald is either not knowledgeable in emeralds or worst is being deceptive.
We guarantee the natural color and brightness of each hand picked stone in our collection. These precious gemstones will never change and their remarkable beauty will be appreciated from many generations to come.
Caring and cleaning for emeralds
Caring for emerald jewelrystarts with proper wear. This means knowing when to put on your jewelry and when to take it off. Put jewelry on after applying makeup, body lotions, perfume and hairspray. Avoid touching emeralds or precious stones directly with your hands because skin oils dull their appearance. Remove your emerald jewelry if you’re going to practice sports or do any manual labor, such as gardening, painting or chores at home. Rings or bracelets can be easily broken or bent if they catch or hook on fabric. Emeralds (and even diamonds!) can chip or crack if they’re knocked against a hard surface. If you wear earrings, it’s usually best to remove them while sleeping or when having your hair styled
Dirt buildup may hasten the life of your jewelry. Visit your local jeweler at least once a year to have your fine jewelry professionally cleaned. In addition, your jeweler can spot any worn prongs, loose stones, faulty clasps or other potential problems and fix them before they become a serious problem.
Cleaning emerald jewelry at home: Your jewelry can be left overnight in a bowl of room temperature water and a grease removing soap. The following day, rinse the piece with warm (not hot) water. Using a soft toothbrush, brush lightly on the emerald’s underside and around the prongs to loosen dirt and grease. Never use solvent cleaners like acetone. Most of these are not compatible with the oil treatment of emeralds. Please note: this is a cheap and safe procedure ONLY if you bought your emerald jewelry from us because we know the high quality of the emeralds we sell to our customers. Our gemstones are not synthetic filled cracked emeralds and do not contain refilled pits. Each emerald is hand selected and we guarantee that the quality will not change over the years. You can wear your emeralds every day and clean them as often as described here without worry of being ruined.
To remove soapy water residue, especially under the gemstone, when the piece is made we normally clean our emerald jewelry using an ultrasonic machine for no more than fifteen seconds and steam clean (for no longer than five seconds), emeralds should not be routinely subjected to high temperatures. We never use solvents like acetone or other chemical substances during the cleaning process.
Jewelry is vulnerable to damage while it’s being worn, but it can also suffer damage if not stored properly. Although diamonds are the hardest precious stones, they still aren't free of accidental scratches. Diamond jewelry can also scratch softer stones like emeralds as well as gold and platinum. For this reason, it’s important to wrap individual jewelry pieces in tissue or place them in separate compartments in a jewelry box so they don't come in contact with each other.