"CORAL JEWELRY CARE"
"The gem is fragile and more brittle than other gems. Like Pearls, Turquoise, some corals can be porous –these gems will get damaged if immersed in water for too long...."
"Coral Jewellery does not need high maintenance. The gem is fragile and more brittle than other gems. It measures only 3.5 on the Mohs scale and the splendor of the coral will diminish if not taken care of. Like Pearls, Turquoise, some corals can be porous -these gems will get damaged if immersed in water for too long. Take care not to use too much water while wearing coral bracelets or rings. The water may also dull the polish of the coral making it look lackluster and unattractive. If you plan to go swimming, remove your Jewellery before diving in. The chlorine present in the water can cause the corals to spoil."
"Store your corals separately. Buy separate pouches for the Corals, so they do not get scratched. Other stones, which measure more than 5 on the Mohs scale, can leave scratches on your pretty red Firestones, do not mix up your corals with other gems. Your corals are precious and are becoming rare. Many countries have passed laws prohibiting corals from being taken out from the reefs, since the coral reefs are important in balancing the ocean's ecology...."
"Harsh cosmetic products can also harm your corals. Use perfumes, sprays before wearing your Jewellery, sometimes the chemicals present in sprays can damage the corals. Do not use good old soap and water or any other detergents to clean corals. If you plan to buy a professional cleaner, check if it is coral friendly. The best way to clean coral is to just wipe it with a soft damp cloth after you have worn it. If your corals do get scratched despite care, take it to the jeweler for a polish; it will look as good as new. ..."
(Hope this helps!)
~ Kat ~