Tips for Preserving Pearls
Pearls are gorgeous to look at and even more rewarding to wear. They have elegance to them whether they are on a string around your neck, a classic ring or a pair of timeless earrings. Because we want our jewels to last a lifetime, I have some tips for you so that you may preserve your pearls in the best possible way. At your leisure, you are invited to view my gallery featuring an array of styles and unique pieces just for you!
Pearls are more delicate than you think. They are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline, and extreme cases of humidity. We have found that the best way to preserve your pearls’ luster is to avoid contact with perfume, hair spray and makeup and other cosmetics. Jewelry should always be put on last, after you have done your makeup and hair. The pearl’s luster can also be harmed by perspiration. Before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth. This should prevent any harmful agents from damaging your precious pearls.
Be careful not to wear pearls while bathing, as soaking in water can weaken the silk thread. It’s also best to avoid direct sunlight or high temperatures. If pearls come into contact with substances such as vinegar, fruit juices or detergents, immediately wipe them clean with a soft cloth. With these simple guidelines, you should be able preserve your pearls for generations to come.