Pearls brightness is unique, and gives an elegance touch to every lucky woman wearing them. Pearls are not fragile, but consider they are vulnerable: as an organic gem composed of calcium carbonate, pearls fear acidics substances, such as:
As a good practice, before returning your pearls to the jewelry box, always wipe them gently with a soft cloth. And, in case in case your pearls get exposed to acid, immediately wipe your pearls clean with a soft cloth with some drops of water. Otherwise, the acid will break down the crystallized calcium of the pearl, ruining its luster and causing long-term damage.
Be very careful in using soaps to clean pearls: harsh cleaners can destroy the pearl, and a harder brush can also cause scratches. Avoid also standard tap water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that can damage the surface of your pearls.
Avoid long-term exposure to strong light or heat above 140°F (60°C). These elements can dry out your pearls, causing them to crack.
Let’s now consider the best storage options:
Finally, consider to have your pearls restrung every one or two years, especially if you wear them consistently. Even if you do not notice visible signs of wear on the strand, the string will likely start to fray by then.
“A Pearl is a Living Jewel”