Caring for your pearls

Pearl jewelry is a timeless and elegant accessory that can be worn on any occasion. Whether you have inherited a piece of pearl jewelry or have purchased a set of pearls yourself, it's essential to know how to care for your pearls to keep them looking their best for years to come. Here are some tips on how to take good care of pearl jewelry:

1. Keep pearls away from harsh chemicals

Pearls are fragile and can easily be damaged by chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, and makeup. It's essential to avoid spraying any of these products on your pearls to prevent discoloration and dullness. Always put on your makeup and hair products before putting on your pearl jewelry.

2. Store your pearls correctly

Pearls can be easily scratched, so it's vital to store them separately from other jewelry pieces. Avoid throwing your pearls in with other jewelry items, as they can scratch against each other and cause damage. Instead, store your pearls in a soft cloth or a specialized pearl pouch to prevent scratching.

3. Clean your pearls regularly

To keep your pearls shiny and lustrous, you should clean them regularly. However, it's essential to clean them gently using a mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid using harsh cleaning products or abrasives, such as toothpaste, as these can cause damage to the pearl's surface.

4. Dry your pearls carefully

After cleaning your pearls, it's vital to dry them thoroughly before storing them away. Avoid using a hairdryer or other heat sources to dry your pearls, as this can cause damage. Instead, gently pat your pearls dry with a soft cloth and leave them to air dry.

5. Wear your pearls regularly

Pearls are organic gems that benefit from being worn regularly. Wearing your pearls will keep them hydrated with your natural oils and prevent them from drying out. Additionally, regular wear will prevent your pearls from yellowing or becoming discolored due to exposure to air and light.

6. Get your pearls professionally restrung

If you wear your pearl jewelry frequently, you may need to get them professionally restrung every few years to prevent damage to the necklace or bracelet. We will string the pearls correctly, ensuring they don't rub against each other and cause scratches or damage.

In summary, taking good care of your pearl jewelry will ensure that they look beautiful and elegant for years to come. By keeping pearls away from harsh chemicals, storing them correctly, cleaning them gently, drying them carefully, wearing them regularly, and getting them professionally restrung when needed, your pearls will remain timeless and elegant accessories that can be passed down through generations.