How To Care For Your Gemstone Jewellery – Onyx

As with most things in life, a little TLC goes a long way – and your gemstone jewellery should be no exception.

This month we are looking at how to keep your onyx gemstone jewellery looking tip-top!

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To keep onyx jewellery looking it’s best it should be cleaned occasionally. Contact with skin and chemicals can begin to soil and discolour the stone. The stones gradually develop a matte covering of accumulated gunk! You probably won’t notice it until you take a good hard look close up, and then you will see exactly what I mean…. 

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How To Clean Your Onyx Gemstone Jewellery

Cleaning your onyx gemstone jewellery is a simple process but does require a little care –  as always when handling jewellery, softly softly please!

Things You’ll Need

  • Soft cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda


  1. Clean the onyx with a soft cloth only. Add a small amount of water to aid in scrubbing away any dirt or build-up on the stone.
  2. Add a small amount of dish soap to the water to clean especially difficult stains.
  3. If your onyx jewellery is in a setting, clean the setting with a paste made from baking soda and water. Mix 1 tbsp. of baking soda with 3 oz. of water to form a paste the consistency of glue.
  4. Allow the paste to sit on the silver for 5 minutes before wiping it off with a clean damp cloth.

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And that’s it, you’re done! 🙂

If you have turquoise gemstone jewellery that needs cleaning, read how to care for it here.

If you would like to see what handmade onyx gemstone jewellery I have available for sale, please click here.

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