Amber is a delicate and gentle stone (hardness 2-2.5; e.g. diamond – 10) and must be treated with respect and taken good care of.
Follow these simple rules and your amber will keep looking like the first day you bought it.
Keep amber jewelry away from direct light and heating;
Store it separately from any other jewelry in a box or cloth pouch as amber can get scratches. This also helps prevent silver settings from tarnishing;
Avoid contacts with metals;
Use warm water and a soft flannel cloth to gently wipe dirt and smudges from amber settings. Never use soaps, detergents, or ultrasonic cleaners!
Rub the amber gently with olive oil to restore lustre and use a soft cloth to remove excess oil;
Do not expose amber to extreme temperatures or widely fluctuating temperatures, as the amber may crack;
Apply cosmetics, perfume, and hairspray BEFORE putting on your amber jewelry; frequent exposure to chemicals can ruin the finish of your amber permanently;
Take all amber jewelry off before taking shower;
If silver tarnish, use a polishing cloth to polish it. Never use liquid jewelry cleaners or sprays!