- Jan 22, 2014
Hi, I have a lovely emerald ring which I haven't worn for like 7 years. It's kept in a ring box in the wardrobe. Anyway, the weird thing is I swear it looks different, more cloudy, than it did originally. I know that mostly emeralds are oiled, and I'm wondering if my emerald has "dried out" and needs re-oiling? I don't mind the look so much but wonder / worry that it might be made more brittle. And no, this ring hasn't been in any cleaners or otherwise. I just use a silver cloth for the gold and leave the all the gems alone. Is the emerald removed from its setting to re-oil? I'm just wondering about the cost. I don't really have the opportunities to wear it these days, it's only a special occasion ring. The second photo is with a flash - what a weird colour ! I'm just using my phone.