Keeping Your Pearls Fresh & Lustrous
While pearls are very tough, they're not immune from damage. As products of nature, they react to acid, alkaline, and extremes in temperature or humidity. Their lustrous finish can be marred by a variety of cosmetic products. To keep them fresh and radiant, protect your pearls from makeup, perfume, and hair styling products. You can adorn your pearl jewelry as a finishing touch!
It is important to keep pearl necklace strands dry to protect the silk thread. Some things to avoid: sunbathing with pearls, swimming with pearls, or wearing pearls in a sauna.
Storing Your Pearl Jewelry
It's best to store your pearl jewelry in a protected environment and carry it in a protective jewelry pouch when you travel. After wearing, wipe your pearl jewelry with a soft cloth to remove any perspiration and makeup. Fasten clasps, and lay out your necklace neatly in your lined jewelry box to prevent tangles and scratches.
Most importantly, don't let your pearls get too lonely. They can dehydrate in a security box, so be sure to take them out. After all, pearls just want to have fun!
Ongoing Pearl Jewelry Care & Cleaning
Regular wear can cause minor damage to necklace strings, clasps, pins, or earring hardware. Each time you put on your favorite pearl jewelry, take a quick look for any signs of wear. It's not uncommon to have a pearl necklace re-strung periodically to keep it in top condition.
If your pearls are exposed to food spills or detergent, wipe them immediately with a soft cloth. For specialized cleaning needs, you'll want to see an expert. For pearls, avoid ultrasonic cleaning techniques.
Talk to Albert's with any questions you may have about care of your pearl jewelry. We're here to help!