Different crystals have different properties – some are hard, some are soft, some are porous, some are not. Bear in mind the particular qualities of your stone when taking care of it. Some of the softer crystals can be scratched or otherwise damaged from a simple knock, something you should pay particular attention to if wearing your gemstone as a piece of jewellery.
Even the harder varieties of gemstone can be damaged by a more serious blow, and can be particularly vulnerable if there are small flaws or inclusions in the gem. Take care when storing your jewellery as well, as hard stones may scratch softer ones if kept in a box together, or may even damage the metal the other stones are set in.Continue reading “Cleaning Gemstones”