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At Beaudet Jewelry we love to educate our customers on exactly what and why we are making the decisions we do for their jewelry. We try to provide total transparency throughout the creation and purchasing process, so our customers leave informed and excited. 

Jewelry Care and Guidelines:

Jewelry created with metal, gemstones, and other natural findings often require special care and attention to live their longest and strongest life! 

Our jewelry, and most professional jewelers pieces, may be expensive but that does not mean your jewelry will never require care and attention. Many long-term investments still require maintenance and attention to reach their full potential. We recommend reading up on some basic care information to insure the lifespan of your piece!

General Guidelines

1) When to remove Jewelry:

Before swimming, bathing, hot-tubbing, sleeping, gardening, house cleaning, or any strenuous activity. Even though diamonds are harder than any other material on earth, they can still chip or fracture if hit in just the right spot. 

Chlorine in pools and many chemicals in household cleaners such as ammonia and bleach can erode the alloys in gold, making the metal brittle and damaging fragile gemstones. Brittle metal is very susceptible to fractures and snapping. 

2) Products to Avoid:

Hairspray, lotion, perfume, cosmetics, essential oils, household cleaners, peroxide, and bleach.

Spot test any jewelry cleaners to avoid overall disaster

3) Temperature and Moisture:

4) Storage:

Avoid excessive heat and sudden temperature changes. It can compromise the integrity of the metal and certain stones. 

Do not store Opals, Coral, Cameo, Ivory, Emeralds, and Pearls in dry environments such as safety deposit boxes, which are dehumidified to preserve documents. It can damage the nacre of pearls or shrink the mother of pearl core. Opals can become cracked, crazed, and fractured. Emeralds which are filled with an almost invisible oil can dry out. 

Store individual jewelry pieces in separate pouches or boxes to keep them from chipping or scratching each other. 

Wrapping in tissue will help prevent further oxidization. 

5) Caring for Pearls:

It is best to get into a routine of wiping down your pearls with a clean microfiber cloth after each wear.

Pearls should never be cleaned with an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.

If the pearls are strung make sure the silk is completely dry before wearing. 

Store your pearls separately from gems and metal jewelry to avoid scratches.

Never store pearls in a plastic bag, the plastic can emit a chemical that will damage the surface of the pearls. 

Birthstones

Each month of the year has a coordinating stone assigned to them that dates back to biblical and historical texts. These stones can carry a personal sentiment with the wearer any day of the year. They add a personal touch to any gift. 

Image by Victoria Priessnitz

January

Red Garnet:

Hardness: 7

Pyrope or Almandine variety

Crystal Structure: Cubic

Composition: Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Image by Sabrianna

April

Diamond:

Hardness: 10

Crystal Structure: Cubic

Composition: Carbon

Image by Jason D

July

Ruby:

Hardness: 9

Corundum Variety

Crystal Structure: Trigonal

Composition: Aluminum Oxide

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October

Opal:

Hardness: 6

Crystal Structure: Amorphous

Composition: Hydrated Silica Gel

Image by Daniel Olah

February

Amethyst:

Hardness: 7

Quartz Variety

Crystal Structure: Trigonal

Composition: Silicon Dioxide

Image by Sabrianna

May

Emerald:

Hardness: 8

Beryl Variety

Crystal Structure: Hexagonal

Composition: Beryllium Aluminum Silicate

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August

Peridot:

Hardness: 7

Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic

Composition: Magnesium Aluminum 

Olivine Variety

Image by Krystal Elizabeth

November

Precious Topaz/Citrine:

Hardness: 7

Crystal Structure: Trigonal

Composition: Silicon Dioxide

Image by Andy Holmes

March

Aquamarine:

Hardness: 8

Beryl Variety

Crystal Structure: Hexagonal Structure

Composition: Beryllium Aluminum Silicate

Image by Paige Johnson

June

Pearl:

Hardness: 4

Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic

Composition: Calcium Carbonate, Conchiolin, water 

Image by Sabrianna

September

Sapphire:

Hardness: 9

Crystal Structure: Trigonal

Composition: Aluminum Oxide

Corundum Variety

Image by benjamin lehman

December

Turquoise:

Hardness: 5

Crystal Structure: Triclinic

Composition: Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate

Anniversary Ideas 

1 / Gold Jewelry    /     Paper     /     Clocks
2 / Garnet     /     Cotton     /      China
3 / Pearl     /     Leather      /       Crystal
4 / Aquamarine     /     Fruit     /     Appliances
5 / Sapphire      /     Wood     /      Silverware
6 / Amethyst     /      Iron     /       Wood
7 / Onyx     /      Copper     /      Desk Sets
8 / Tourmaline     /      Bronze     /      Lace
9 / Lapis Lazuli     /      Pottery     /     Leather
10 / Diamond     /      Tin
11 / Turquoise     /     Steel     /      Fashion Jewelry
12 / Jade     /      Pearls     /      Linen
13 / Citrine     /     Fur     /      Textiles
14 / Opal     /     Ivory
15 / Ruby     /     Crystal
16 / Peridot      /      China
17 / Watches     /      Silver
18 /  Cats-eye     /      Pearl
19 / Aquamarine
20 / Emerald
21 / Iolite
22 / Spinel
23 / Topaz
24 / Tanzanite
25 / Silver Jubilee
30 / Pearl Jubilee
 35 / Emerald
40 / Ruby
45 / Sapphire
50 / Golden Jubilee
55 / Alexandrite
60 / Diamond Jubilee
70 / Sapphire Jubilee
80 / Ruby Jubilee