There are several methods to clean natural stones, but it is important to know which one is the most suitable for your stone in order to avoid the risk of damaging its minerals. Here are some tips on how to properly clean your natural stone bracelet:
Clean the dirt:
It is important to do physical cleaning to remove dirt. You can use water and mild soap (for stones that can tolerate water) and scrub, or use cotton or a dry cloth for those that need to be dry cleaned. Do not use other chemicals, as they can affect the minerals, which are very sensitive.
Clean the energies:
With the stones clean of dirt, it is important to also clean their energies. Therefore, there are many methods for cleaning stones, but you must choose the one that best suits the properties of your stone to avoid the risk of damaging it.
Natural running water:
This is one of the most natural and simple methods. Just put the bracelet in a bag, hold it tightly, and immerse it in natural running water for some time.
Some stones that cannot be cleaned this way are: apophyllite, pyrite, turquoise, kyanite, bauxite, bornite, cassiterite, sulfur, black tourmaline, galena, selenite, hematite, lapis lazuli, calcite, malachite, and howlite.
One of the most well-known techniques is the one using water and rock salt. Place your bracelet in a clear glass container, cover it with water, and add rock salt. The amount and time are indicated in various ways. You can leave it from 3 to 24 hours and add a few tablespoons of rock salt, depending on the amount of water. Some people recommend sea salt, but the small particles can damage the minerals. That's why we recommend rock salt. After soaking, rinse well with running water and let it dry in sunlight or moonlight.
Some stones that cannot be cleaned this way (besides those that cannot be submerged in water): halite, selenite, gypsum, desert rose, amber, azurite, red coral, chrysoprase, chrysocolla, topaz, moonstone, opal, and selenite.
Dry rock salt:
For stones that cannot come into contact with water, dry cleaning with rock salt is the ideal method. Place your stone bracelet in a container on a layer of rock salt. Leave it for a few hours for the cleaning to be effective. This method can clean any stone.
With other stones:
Another method for natural stones that cannot come into contact with water is cleaning with a druzy or selenite. A druzy is a cluster of stones that can be made of amethyst, for example. You just need to place your bracelet on top and leave it for two hours. Selenite is a stone that performs energetic cleansing, like salt. It's best to leave the bracelet on top of the selenite for 10-15 minutes. This method can clean any stone.
Another type of waterless cleaning is done by smoking the stones with incense. To do this, you need to choose a cleaning incense and let the smoke permeate all the stones. The chosen incenses can be rosemary, rue, lavender, and others. This method can clean any stone.
In summary, there are various methods for cleaning your natural stone bracelet, but it's important to take into account the characteristics of your stone and use the most appropriate cleaning method to avoid damaging it. At Dicci, we have a variety of natural stone bracelets that will make your look modern and elegant: