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Celebrating The Most Famous Member of the beryl family.

Dover Jewelry is proud to celebrate this month's exciting Birthstone, featuring Emerald Jewelry. Legends endowed the wearer “with the ability to foresee the future when emerald was placed under the tongue, as well as to reveal the truth and be protected against evil spells”.

Emeralds have been highly prized since humans started extracting them 3,500 years ago in Egypt, which became known as the emerald mines of Cleopatra. Emerald jewelry owners need to clean and care for these valuable stones to preserve their beauty. To ensure a good cleaning, choose a jewelry polishing cloth not treated with chemicals.

Soft bristle brushes are an excellent choice for those hard-to-reach places not accessible by a cloth. Avoid the use of toothpaste because its abrasive nature could cloud your Emerald Engagement Ring and scratch the metal. Another option is to use a mild soap diluted in warm water. This soap should be free of lotions or oil additives to prevent leaving a layer, which can opaque the emeralds; rinse with water and use a polishing cloth to remove any soap residue.

Although cleaning is necessary, you should not overdo it; this will help maintain the clarity of the emerald. You can store your jewelry in closed jewelry boxes, as long as they are separated from other jewelry. When wearing your emerald jewelry, do not apply cosmetic products near them as these products could potentially damage your valuable pieces.

Contact Dover Jewelry to learn more about this exquisite jewel and help you find the gemstone of your dreams!