How to care for your Pearls
How To Care For Your Pearls
Cosmetics, perfume, hairspray & Sun Block all contain chemicals that can dull the luster of pearls dramatically. The same can be said for the Natural Acids contained in Body Oils and Perspiration. It is recommended that you wait at least 30 minutes after applying personal care products before putting your pearls on and to take your pearls off before getting ready for bed.
There are a few simple steps to protect your pearls.
1. Wipe your pearls with a damp, soft cloth after you wear them to remove oils, perfume, cosmetics etc.
2. Always keep your pearls separated from hard jewellery such as rings or bracelets to prevent scratching.
3. Keep your pearls in a soft cloth pouch or a soft lined jewellery box.
4. Never store in an airtight environment such as a zip lock bag after receiving them. Pearls are organic and do contain trace amounts of water. Storing them in an airtight environment will cause them to become brittle and damage the luster.