Pearl is a precious gift given by nature. It is known as the "Queen of Gems" for its graceful appearance and elegant。
To preserve the exquisite beauty of your pearls for years to come, gently clean them with a soft cloth and store them in a safe haven.
Remember to have them professionally cleaned and restrung periodically to ensure their longevity.
By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your pearls remain in excellent condition for future generations to cherish.
Pearl’s beauty is worth every ounce of effort you put into maintaining them. So, wear them often and bask in the radiance of their magnificent shine!
- What are the 3 biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to their pearls?
Mistake 1. Wearing pearls during bathing and swimming under the assumption that they grow directly from water is a mistaken belief.
The formation of pearls is wrapped in nacre, not in direct contact with water, and when bathing and swimming, they will be exposed to chemicals, which will corrode the pearls.
Mistake 2. It is a mistake to think that expensive pearls should not be worn often.
In fact, wearing pearls frequently is a way to maintain their lustre. The natural oils from our skin can help protect the pearl's surface. However, leaving pearls idle for extended periods can cause them to yellow and oxidize.
Mistake 3. Thinking that the natural process of aging causes pearls to yellow is incorrect. The saying "one getting old like the pearl becoming yellow" is not related to the maintenance of pearls is a misconception.
Proper maintenance plays a crucial role in extending the lifespan of pearls. With adequate care, pearls can last for over a century. Conversely, pearls that are not well-maintained or frequently exposed to chemicals can lose their shine in as little as one to two years.
- People are always advised to wear their pearls last (just before they head out the door) and to take them off as soon as they return home. Is there a reason why?
Yes, Pearls are sensitive to a variety of factors, especially chemicals. By wearing pearls last, you can minimize their exposure to these factors, which can help to preserve their lustre and prevent damage.
When you wear pearls, they come into contact with your skin, which can transfer creams, dirt, and other substances onto the surface of the pearl. By taking off your pearls and clean it when you return home, you can prevent these substances from building up on the pearl's surface and causing damage.
- What would happen to a pearl if perfume, hairspray or even makeup gets on it?
If perfume, hairspray, or makeup gets on a pearl, it can cause damage to the pearl's surface. Pearls are porous, which means that they can absorb substances that come into contact with them. Perfume, hairspray, and makeup often contain chemicals that can react with the pearl's surface, causing it to become dull, discoloured, or even pitted.
If you get perfume, hairspray, or makeup on your pearls, clean them using a gentle cleaning method, such as wiping them with a soft cloth dampened with water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
- And what should people do if they accidentally get perfume, hairspray or makeup on them?
Wipe the pearls gently with a soft, damp cloth to remove any excess perfume, hairspray, or makeup.
If the stain is stubborn and does not come off with soap and water, you may need to take your pearls to Pearly Lustre for deep cleaning. We have specialized cleaning solutions and tools that can remove stubborn stains without damaging the pearls.
- What are some of the things that people should do for the daily maintenance of their pearls?
Wipe your pearls with a soft, damp cloth to remove any dirt, oils, or perspiration that may have accumulated.
Avoid storing your pearls under direct sunlight or high temperatures, as this can cause them to become discolored or brittle.
Avoid wearing your pearls while engaging in activities that may cause them to become scratched or damaged.
Store your pearls in a jewelry box to protect them from scratches and other damage.
Wear your pearls: Although pearls require care, they are still meant to be worn and enjoyed. Regular wear can help to prevent your pearls from becoming too dry or brittle, so don't be afraid to show them off! Just remember to store them carefully and take care when putting them on and taking them off.
- What about the long-term maintenance of their pearls?
Store your pearls carefully: Store your pearls in a Pearly Lustre’s jewelry box or bag to protect them from scratches and other damage. Keep them away from other jewelry, which can scratch their surface.
Keep your pearls away from chemicals: Pearls are sensitive to chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, and makeup, so avoid spraying these products directly onto your pearls. When you're getting ready, put on your pearls last and take them off first.
Have your pearls restrung: Over time, the silk thread that holds your pearls together can weaken and break. To prevent your pearls from falling off and getting lost, have them restrung by a Pearly Lustre every few years.
- How should pearls be stored?
Store your pearls in a Pearly Lustre’s jewelry box or bag to protect them from scratches and other damage. Keep them away from other jewelry, which can scratch their surface.
Store your pearls away from sources of heat and direct sunlight, as these can cause them to become discolored or even crack.
Keep your pearls away from chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, and makeup, as these can damage the pearls' surface.
If you have a pearl necklace or bracelet, it's a good idea to store it flat rather than hanging it, as this can help to prevent the silk thread from stretching or weakening.
- Any other advice for people looking to maintain the lustre of their pearls for future generations?
Yes, here are some additional tips for maintaining the luster of your pearls for future generations:
Wear your pearls regularly: Pearls are organic gems that require moisture to maintain their luster. Wearing your pearls regularly can help to keep them from becoming dry and dull.
Keep your pearls clean: As mentioned earlier, wipe your pearls with a soft, damp regularly to remove any dirt, oils, or perspiration that may have accumulated. Clean them more thoroughly with a mild soap solution if necessary.
Avoid exposing your pearls to extreme temperatures: Keep your pearls away from sources of heat, direct sunlight, and extreme cold, as these can damage the pearls' surface.
Store your pearls properly.
Don't pull or tug on the pearls or wear them while doing activities that may cause them to become scratched or damaged.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your pearls remain beautiful and lustrous for future generations to enjoy.