Caring for Coral

Coral is like a pearl, and classified as an organic gem material.  It is an animal product and not a stone or mineral. The animal is a polyp with an openly odd and complex life cycle.  Coral forms large colonies, which sometimes branch out like trees or deer antlers. The animal builds a limestone skeleton from calcium that it purposely extracts from the sea.

 

Precious Coral is exceptionally beautiful but a very soft gem material and mustbe treated with extra care.

 

Do Not

a) Subject Coral to soaking, ultrasonic cleaning or jewellery dip.

b) Swim, clean, do the dishes, cook or use vinegar when wearing Precious Coral. Note: If you can avoid cleaning, doing the dishes and cooking then frankly do so.

 

Do

a) Adorn yourself with Coral jewellery only after you have put on your make-up, perfume, etc.

b) Clean with a soft clean cloth, and if needs must, Coral may be rinsed in warm soapy water and pat dry with a soft clean cloth.

c) Remove dust with a rubber bulb air puffer.  

 

Precious Coral jewellery should be stored in its own soft fabric pouch as it is very susceptible to scratching and damage or wrap individual pieces in tissue paper or it may be placed in its own till in the jewellery box so that it’s not damaged.

 

© 2018 by Craig T. Palmer-Fairbairn. 

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