During outdoor activities such as gardening, recreational sports, yard work, washing your car, or any strenuous activity that may or may not break a sweat!
In any chlorinated (or chemically treated) water. And ocean water. I know, I know, no sparklies at the beach!
During the much dreaded house work! Don't wear it while vacuuming, doing the laundry, washing dishes, etc. And definitely not while scrubbing the toilets!
Never, ever wear your jewelry while exercising or weight lifting. No kickboxing, jiu jitsu, arm wrestling. Nope. None of that.
While sleeping, showering, lathering up, lotioning up, you know how this goes.
While walking too closely to a brick wall. Yes, I mean it. No car dealership inflatable man arms, please!
When in doubt, don't wear it.
Most gemstone jewelry must be cleaned a little more often than traditional diamond jewelry. We recommend cleaning your gemstone jewelry every few weeks if you're really ambitious, but once a month will suffice, usually. It truly depends on your lifestyle and how often your piece is worn.
Do not use any kind of chemicals to clean your jewelry, whatsoever! The best thing for your jewelry is some good ol' mild dish soap with a soft/extra soft toothbrush. Never use hard/firm bristled toothbrushes, as they can possibly scratch your gold/stones. Use warm water (not too hot!) to wash away grime and oils.
Don't forget the underside of the stone! Dry with a soft cloth, or use your blow dryer on the cool setting to achieve a spotless shine!
Polish with a gemstone/jewelry polishing cloth to achieve an even better luster.
Never, ever, place your gemstone jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner, or use a steamer to clean the piece. Some stones, like emeralds, have natural inclusions or have oil treatments and should never be cleaned this way, as they can break, or have their treatment removed altogether if used in conjunction with a harsh chemical cleaner.
We offer professional cleaning, polishing, and resizing for all of your pieces you have purchased from us. Please contact us to inquire further.
To be covered under our warranty, please send us your piece for annual (or bi-annual, even better!) maintenance. We check all prongs, polish, and clean your jewelry for you under our warranty. Please reach out to us to schedule. For more warranty information, click here.
People often ask us whether this holds true, and if we're being brief: sort of.
Recreating a one-of-a-kind gemstone ring can be challenging due to several reasons:
Unique Gemstones: Each natural gemstone possesses distinct colors, patterns, inclusions, or cuts that render them truly one-of-a-kind. Finding a similar gemstone that matches the exact characteristics of the original can be extremely difficult. Using rare, high quality stones is the most important aspect of LCG, and while we try to accomodate most requests for replications, this is something we strive to keep consistent.
Variability in Gemstones: Natural gemstones are formed under unique geological conditions, resulting in variations in color, clarity, and overall appearance. Even if you manage to find a similar gemstone, it's unlikely to be an exact match in terms of all these aspects.
Exact Measurements: Achieving the exact measurements and proportions of a one-of-a-kind stone can be difficult. Even a slight deviation in dimensions can affect the overall look and comfort of the ring. Approximately 95% of our tourmaline stones are personally cut by us, and we frequently shape them according to the natural form of the rough stone. It's important to note that not all rough stones can be faceted into identical shapes.
Market Fluctuations & Scarcity: The availability and pricing of gemstones can change over time due to market fluctuations and sourcing challenges. This can impact the feasibility of recreating a piece at a similar cost. This holds particularly true in the present moment, more so than ever before. The demand for high quality colored stones is astronomically high, and in turn makes it difficult to source more rare stones.