THE CARE OF YOUR PEARLS

 

Natural or cultivated, pearls are organic gems made-up of live cells and created by a living organism. They are not as resilient as other gems born in the core of the earth crust. Pearls should be treated with care, honoring their value, to avoid altering their natural longevity.

 

Observing these guidelines will help protect their beauty: 

•       Cosmetics and perfumes may harm natural and cultivated pearls. Clean them with a cold and damp soft tissue if you notice specs of dirt.

•       The silk thread that strings your pearls is also sensible to cosmetics, perfumes and body sweat. You should ask your jeweler to check its condition at the first sign of weakness.

•       The pearl´s surface will deteriorate in contact with abrasive substances. It is not harmful to wear your pearls in combination with other precious jewelry, but you should store them in your jewelry box in individual bags.

•       The best place to store your pearls when not worn is a jewelry box with velvet or silk interior walls.