Monday, October 28, 2013

Caring for Your Agate Jewelry

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! A few days ago I presented to your Agate Bracelet and today I'd like to share with you my little research on how to take care of your agate jewelry. It's easy and not time consuming. All your agate need is a little TLC.

Agate is a member of chalcedony group, same as quartz. It is one of the oldest minerals on earth.

  1. Use soap, warm water and soft brush to clean it. 
  2. Do not use abrasive chemicals or bleach. 
  3. Agate should not be exposed to extreme heat. 
  4. Store agate in fabric-lined box or wrap it in soft cloth. 
  5. Keep agate jewelry separately from other jewelry to avoid scratching. 
  6. From time to time you can polish your agate with olive oil. Just dip a small amount to a soft cloth and polish agate beads. 

Agate is quite porous stone, so if it got very dirty and lost its shine try this:

 - soak agate jewelry piece in warm soapy water for 30 min to 1 hour, then thoroughly rinse it in warm water. Allow your agate to air dry completely. After that use a soft cloth to shine up the beads.

As you can see, it's not a rocket science and very easy indeed. I wish you all the very cozy day and let your agates shine!

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