If you’re lucky enough to have pink amethyst jewelry to clean, there are a few things to always keep in mind:
Use only mild dish soap or castile soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean pink amethyst jewelry. Be gentle so you don’t damage the stone, and never expose the piece to harsh chemicals, high temperatures, or hard surfaces and metals.
Below, I’ll give you the simple steps to follow to safely clean your pink amethyst jewelry, and then I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
In this post, you’ll get:
- 6 steps to clean pink amethyst jewelry safely
- How to dry and store the jewelry properly
How to clean pink amethyst jewelry
Before starting, get the following items ready:
- A bowl, mug, or container (I recommend using a glass bowl or mug)
- Warm water
- Mild dish detergent or natural castile soap
- A spoon
- A soft-bristled toothbrush (a manual kids toothbrush works best)
- A soft lint-free cloth
Step-by-step cleaning method
Follow these steps to clean your pink amethyst jewelry:
- Fill a bowl, mug, or container with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish detergent or natural castile soap. Here’s my favorite castile soap on Amazon.
- Stir the water with a spoon, until all the soap has dissolved.
- Put your pink amethyst jewelry in the bowl and leave it to soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove the jewelry from the bowl and gently brush it with the toothbrush, to remove dirt, beauty products like creams, and skin oils. Be sure to clean every part of the pink amethyst.
- Rinse the jewelry under running warm water, to remove soap residue.
- Pat the jewelry dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
What to avoid when cleaning pink amethyst jewelry
It’s important to avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive or coarse materials when cleaning pink amethyst jewelry. These could scratch and damage the surface of the crystal, even though it’s quartz and quite hard.
Ultrasonic cleaners and steam cleaning are not recommended for pink amethyst jewelry.
Never expose pink amethyst jewelry to heat, as this can damage the stone and even change its color. You can read more about what makes pink amethyst pink by clicking here to read my guide to this beautiful crystal.
By following the simple steps above, you can keep your pink amethyst jewelry looking its best for years to come.
How to care for pink amethyst jewelry
Here are some tips and tricks on how to dry and store pink amethyst jewelry after cleaning:
How to dry pink amethyst jewelry
Don’t ever use heat or direct sunlight to dry pink amethyst jewelry. This can damage the stone and even change its color. Pink amethyst is rare, so it’s important to do whatever you can to preserve its natural color.
Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently pat the jewelry dry.
If there are hard-to-reach areas, spray these areas with a can of compressed air (like this compressed air duster for keyboards) to blow away any moisture. If you don’t have compressed air, try using a hair dryer on a cool setting, never a hot one.
Another great way to dry pink amethyst jewelry is to leave it outside, under moonlight.
This method is believed to enhance the stone’s inherent energy and powers. But make sure it’s in a safe place, where it won’t get stolen by anyone or damaged by animals.
How to store pink amethyst jewelry
It’s best to store pink amethyst jewelry in a cool, dry place, such as a jewelry box, a soft natural leather pouch like this one, or the box it came in. Keep your jewelry away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Natural materials can sometimes cause chemical reactions with each other, like rust or turning green from oxidation. Avoid storing pink amethyst jewelry with other gemstones or metals where they touch each other, as this can cause an unexpected reaction.
When storing multiple pieces of jewelry, keep them separate to prevent scratches and damage. If they might touch, wrap each piece in a soft cloth or tissue paper before putting them in the jewelry box or pouch.
If you ever notice any damage to your pink amethyst jewelry, such as scratches or chips, take it to a professional jeweler for repair. Don’t try to repair it yourself, as you may do more harm than good.