How to Clean Turquoise Jewelry
Turquoise is valued in many cultures and often used in jewelry and other decorative items. A natural stone, turquoise comes in beautiful shades of blue and green, and each piece is distinct. Although turquoise jewelry is not difficult to clean, because it is a natural stone, turquoise is sensitive to many cleaning chemicals, including soaps. Most turquoise jewelry has silver for the setting; however, some artists use gold or gold-plated silver in their gemstone jewelry. Gold requires little care, but silver may tarnish. Cleaning turquoise gemstone jewelry gently and frequently, once a week if worn daily, will help keep the piece looking its best. These tips on cleaning turquoise can protect your gemstone jewelry and ensure that it is always ready to wear.