With gemstone jewelry, you should generally avoid sudden temperature changes. If you have a very active lifestyle, you may want to refrain from wearing your gemstone rings and bracelets throughout the day. Some gemstones are very brittle, especially emeralds, whereas rubies have a hardness second to that of the diamond (which is 4-5 times harder).
Clarity Enhanced Stones
For color or clarity enhanced gemstones, ask a Ballard & Ballard professional about cleaning and repair for your gemstone jewelry. For more information about each particular gemstone, read our gemstone guide.