It is very important that you take care of your pearls to ensure they remain bright and beautiful for generations to come.
Last Thing On, First Thing Off
The main threat to pearls are chemicals. Cosmetics, sun block, perfume, and hair spray all contain chemicals that can leave the luster of the pearls dull and pitted. It is fine to use these products, but always put the pearl jewelry on last. When undressing the pearl jewelry should be first thing off.
Avoid Wearing Pearl Jewelry When Cleaning The House, Gardening And Swimming
Many cleansers and detergents contain chemicals, which can damage pearls. Chlorinated swimming pool water is also hazardous to pearls.
Simple Steps To Protect Your Pearls
Wipe the pearls with a soft cloth after you wear them to ensure that they remain free of harmful build-up of the above compounds. Don't use toothbrush and soapy water to clean pearls. Always keep your pearls separated from hard jewelry items to prevent them from being scratched. Pearls are best kept in a soft cloth pouch or a soft-lined jewelry box.
If you wear your pearls often, they should be strung about once a year to prevent strand breakage. We suggest the use of silk thread. However, nylon thread is an acceptable alternative. The thread should be knotted between each pearl to prevent all the pearls in a strand from falling off should a break occur. Knotting also prevents possible damage from the pearls rubbing against each other.