How to Care for Mother-of-Pearl, Spiny Oyster and other Inlay Jewelry

Inlay jewelry featuring materials like Abalone, Lapis, Mother of Pearl, Spiny Oyster, Jade, Turquoise and other inlay jewelry requires special care to preserve the vibrancy of these unique gemstones. We recommend the following care instructions:

  • Avoid exposure to chemicals: Keep inlay jewelry away from harsh chemicals, including perfumes, lotions, and household cleaners, as they can harm the inlay materials.
  • Remove inlay jewelry when showering, swimming, or washing your hands.
  • Avoid impact: Remove your inlay pieces when doing any sort of activity that could bring the stone in contact with hard surfaces to prevent chipping or cracking of the delicate inlay materials.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures: Inlay materials can be sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and extreme changes in humidity levels. Keep your inlay jewelry away from direct sunlight and extreme heat or cold.
  • Gentle Cleaning: Clean inlay jewelry with a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and oils. Avoid abrasive materials or harsh cleaners, as they can scratch or damage the inlay. Avoid soaking in water, cleaning solutions, or ultrasonic cleaners.
  • Storage: Store inlay jewelry separately in a padded jewelry box or pouch to prevent scratching and protect it from moisture. Store away from direct sunlight and extreme heat or cold.
  • Regular Inspection: Periodically check your inlay jewelry for loose stones or signs of wear. If you notice any issues, contact your local Na Hoku store location or Na Hoku Customer Service.