Wearing A Cracked Gemstone: A Good Idea
Jewelry with minerals is the perfect piece of jewelry for a person. Besides the fact that they have a stunning appearance, they also have various advantages and properties. All of these are sure to affect the wearer of the jewelry. Unfortunately, there are situations when a mineral breaks, has cracks or chips. What to do in that case? Is it possible to wear a piece with such a stone? In this article, we will consider the answers to these and other questions concerning cracked stones.
the stone's hardness influences its tendency to crack due to physical influence. Stones with a low hardness are not suitable for jewelry making. This is why you should always pay attention to the hardness of the stone you wish to buy.
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WHY IS THE MINERAL CRACKED?
Minerals can crack due to the physical impact on them. This is the most common reason. For example, a person forgot to take off his or her jewelry before going to the gym, and the stone in the ring cracked. Sometimes people do not even notice how the stone is cracked.
It is worth mentioning that the stone's hardness influences its tendency to crack due to physical influence. The hardness of a stone is determined by the Mohs scale, which has 10 values. Stones with a low hardness are not suitable for jewelry making. This is why you should always pay attention to the hardness of the stone you wish to buy.
Also, the stone may crack due to temperature changes. This is the case with stones that contain a fairly high percentage of water. For example, opal. This stone can crack just because of the water that evaporates from it. But do not get upset right away; there is a solution to this situation. You can put your stone in water for a few hours, and then the stone will replenish its water content. But it is better not to let the water evaporate; wear your jewelry piece with a stone more often, and don't forget to take care of it.
As a rule, these are the most common causes of stone cracking. To avoid it, it is necessary to be very attentive and careful with your jewelry, and it is important to take care of it.
CAN I WEAR CRACKED STONES?
It is not advisable to wear jewelry with cracked stones as the stone may crack even more. Also, dust, soap, and other substances will get into the crack, which will only spoil the appearance of the stone.
Speaking of the energetic properties of the mineral, it is possible to note that it does not lose its magical and healing properties. Cracks in the stone only spoil its appearance. Although some experts say that if the stones, which are powerful energetic amulets, crack, it means that the stone has fulfilled its functions and no longer has protective properties.
WHAT TO DO IF THE STONE IS CRACKED?
If you notice cracks on your jewelry with a stone, do not get upset and don’t put the ring away already. The first thing to do is to contact the store where you purchased the jewelry piece. Usually, stores provide a warranty on their jewelry and will be able to replace your stone.
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CRACKS OR INCLUSIONS IN THE STONE
Natural stones very often have natural inclusions. Such inclusions remind us of the millennial history of the mineral, its power, and its energy. Inclusions prove the naturalness of a stone and make it truly unique.
It is worth noting that inclusions can be of the following types:
•Inclusions of minerals of the same kind, but different in color.
• Inclusions of other minerals, such as chlorite inclusions in quartz.
• There may be liquid inclusions, that is, cavities in which liquid is present.
• Streaks with liquid.
• Internal "cracks" that are not really cracks. This is just a sign of uneven growth of the mineral.
There is no need to be afraid of minerals with natural inclusions. On the contrary, they are characterized by individuality and uniqueness.
HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CRACK AND AN INCLUSION?
Visually, it is difficult to tell if a crack has appeared or if the stone has a natural inclusion. But there are several ways to tell:
1. Surface unevenness
Cracks always touch the surface. You are bound to notice an irregularity on the surface of a mineral. The inclusions, however, are always inside the stone.
Cracks tend to appear where the structure of the stone is weaker, such as on the outer edges.
3. Physical Influence.
Any inclusions in a mineral cannot be made stronger by physical action. The cracks, on the other hand, are usually caused by the force that is applied to the stone.
A cracked stone is a pity, but it can be fixed, so do not get upset. At the end of the article, we want to share a few recommendations:
1. Always check the stone in your jewelry piece as soon as you buy it. Then you will be able to see the defect immediately and request a replacement of the stone.
2. If the stone is cracked, try to contact the store where the jewelry piece was purchased.
3. Do not be afraid of the natural inclusions in the minerals; treat them as an individual characteristic that makes the stone more beautiful and special.
Kindly note that healing gemstone meanings are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
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