buyers guide


Turquoise is quite delicate and care should be taken. It can absorb anything with which it comes into contact, such as perfume, cleaning materials, cosmetics etc. Some chemicals can cause irreversible discolouration. Metal polishes will also discolour turquoise.

Keep away from other jewellery and from hard objects.

Turquoise should be washed gently in warm, sudsy water with a soft damp cloth and dried immediately.  Heat and chemicals should be avoided as should the ultrasonic and steam cleaners.


Caring for Turquoise (summary)

  • Wash in warm sudsy water with soft damp cloth and dry immediately.
  • Keep away from all chemicals
  • Keep away from jewellery and hard objects
  • Avoid heat.
  • Do not use ultrasonic or steam cleaners