Jewelry Care Guide: Raw Stone and Polymer Clay Jewelry


Caring for both raw stone and polymer clay jewelry requires some specific steps to ensure their longevity and maintain their beauty. Here are the guidelines for each type of jewelry:

 Raw Stone Jewelry Care:

Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Raw stones can be sensitive to chemicals, so avoid exposing them to harsh cleaning agents, perfumes, lotions, and hairsprays. Remove your jewelry before applying these products.

Gentle Cleaning: To clean, use a soft, damp cloth to wipe off dirt and oils from the surface of the stones. Do not use abrasive materials that could scratch the stones.

Avoid Water: Some stones, like opals and turquoise, are porous and can be damaged by water. Remove your jewelry before swimming, showering, or doing dishes.

Restoring a Faded Raw Crystal Stone.

Caring for a faded raw crystal stone involves a gentle cleaning and re-energizing process. Follow these steps to help restore the appearance and energy of the crystal:

Dry Dusting: Begin by gently wiping away any loose dust or debris from the surface of the crystal using a soft cloth.

Paraffin Oil Application: Use a small amount of paraffin oil (available at pharmacies) on a clean cloth. Gently rub the oil onto the surface of the crystal to enhance its color and appearance. Be cautious not to use excessive oil; a little goes a long way.

Buffing: After applying the oil, gently buff the crystal with a clean, dry cloth to remove any excess oil and bring out its natural luster.

Recharge Crystals:

If your raw stone jewelry contains crystals, remember to recharge / energetically purify them to refresh their energy.

Brown Rice Method:

Take a bowl and fill it with brown rice. Carefully bury the jewelry under the grains and leave them for 24 hours. Remember to discard the rice afterward, as it absorbs the energies you're trying to release.

Selenite or Clear Quartz:

 For cleansing and recharging the crystal's energy, place it on a selenite charging plate or beside a piece of clear quartz for several hours or overnight. Selenite and clear quartz have purifying and amplifying properties that can help restore the crystal's energy.

By following these steps, you can help rejuvenate the appearance and energy of your faded raw crystal stone.

 Polymer Clay Jewelry Care:

Handle with Care: Polymer clay is durable, but it can break if subjected to excessive force. Necessary to avoid strong blows.

Avoid Heat: Polymer clay can soften or warp in high temperatures. Keep your jewelry away from direct sunlight, ovens, and other sources of heat.

Cleaning: Use a soft, damp cloth to clean polymer clay jewelry. For stubborn stains, you can use a gentle soap and water solution, but avoid soaking the jewelry.

Storage: Store polymer clay jewelry in a cool, dry place to prevent bending or warping. Hanging or laying flat is recommended.

Avoid Chemicals: Similar to raw stone jewelry, avoid exposing polymer clay jewelry to harsh chemicals and perfumes that can damage the surface.

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your raw stone and polymer clay jewelry pieces remain in great condition, preserving their beauty and integrity over time.

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