Gemstone and Jewelry Treatments and Care Instructions
Raja Jewels jewelry is made with precious and semi-precious stones carefully selected for each unique design. To help preserve your jewelry and ensure its lasting beauty, we recommend the following practices to care for your jewelry according to the needs of each specific piece.
Precious Metals: All our pieces are made out recycled of 14k gold, 18k gold or platinum. Our 14k and 18k white gold may contain nickel which is a common metal allergy. Of these pieces some do not have the protective bright white rhodium plating most traditional fine jewelry has – and thus should not be worn by people with nickel sensitivities.
General At-Home Jewelry Cleaning Instructions:
See Chart below for specifics based on gemstone. As a general guide jewelry can be cleaned as follows:
General jewelry can be cleaned with a professional jewelry cleaning kit, or simply with warm water, dish soap and an old toothbrush.
A jewelry polishing cloth can be used on all jewelry to brighten metal and remove dirt. This option should be the only one used with delicate stones such as coral, and sensitive gemstones like Ethiopian welo opals.
Professional Handling / Cleaning instructions:
See Chart Below for specifics regarding ultrasonic and steamer use based on gemstone.
Our “Rosary” style jewelry is made with very fine wire. While it is strong it is delicate and should not be polished with a polishing motor.
General Wear / Handling:
Be mindful of activities that may damage your jewelry such as swimming, gardening, lifting heavy items and any other activity that might put extra pressure on your jewelry pieces.
Consider removing your jewelry when you apply any makeup, hair, or other cosmetic products.
Many of our items are handmade through wire wrapping and bezeling. While the items are durable, these are still delicate in nature and should be treated accordingly.
Below is a chart listing the gemstones, diamonds, and pearls used in our jewelry. This list contains both additional needed care, as well as general gemstone treatments. Please contact us if any questions arise regarding the treatments or handling of our jewelry and we will be happy to assist you.
Treatments on the chart are as follows:
N - Natural: No modification (or currently has no known modification process).
H - Heating: The use of heat to effect desired alteration of color, clarity and/or phenomena.
R - Irradiation: The use of neutrons, gamma rays or beta particles (high energy electrons) to alter a gemstone's color. Irradiation may be followed by a heating process.
W - Waxing/Oiling: The impregnation of colorless wax, paraffin, pr oil in porous opaque or translucent gemstones to improve appearance.
D - Dyeing: The introduction of coloring matter into a gemstone to give it new color, intensify present color, or improve color uniformity.