How to take care of pearls
Pearls are beautiful and delicate, so they require some special care. How to take care of pearls we’ve got some-to-follow tips to help you keep your pearls looking their best!
Pearls are the last thing to put on and the first thing to take off. Avoid applying makeup, hairspray, lotion or perfume if you wear the pearls. It is the most important thing.
We recommend wiping your pearls after wearing them with a soft damp cotton cloth. It will remove any body oils or dirt that might build up on the surface. If you find that your pearls are notably dirty or stained, you can fill a small bowl with soft, warm water, dip a soft cleaning cloth in it, and then wipe down your pearls. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasives on them!
Don’t do house cleaning wearing your pearls.
Don’ bathe or swim with your pearls.
Don’t cook with pearls.
If you wear your pearls often, make sure to have your jeweller check the integrity of your pearl bracelets and necklaces once a year. It is important because sometimes the knotting between pearls can come undone, and if it does, it can cause the whole strand to loosen.
How to store pearls
Store your pearls in a soft pouch or wrapped in a soft cloth to avoid scratching. Let them dry before storing. Don’t store them against other jewellery.
Pearls are so sensitive that they need a moist environment to keep them in their best condition. That’s why wearing them is the best way to take care of them! They’ll be able to draw moisture from your skin and stay soft and beautiful.
Pearls are more durable than other gemstones, but they still need to be cared for and protected.
Please look at our white south sea pearl necklace featuring a natural nugget as a clasp.
You can find a necklace pearls strand for sale on our website.
A very nice luster has this white pearl bracelet from Artissimo.
A buying guide for pearls is excellent explained on this website.
The different colours of pearls
White and gold south sea pearls are grown and cultured in the Pinctada Maxima. It is a giant pearl oyster, the largest oyster on the planet. There are two varieties, silver lipped and gold lipped. The primary producers of these pearls are Australia, which produces white pearls, Philippines and Indonesia, mainly gold pearls.
Pinctada Maxima produce the thickest nacre of all cultured saltwater pearls.
Pinctada Maxima pearls are one of the most valuable pearls in the world. The lustre, thick nacre, large size and natural white, silver white and rich gold make them exquisite, desirable and expensive. The oyster is around 200 -300mm in size. The Pinctada Maxima produces the most giant pearls globally, from 8-20mm in diameter, sometimes more.
A black-lipped oyster produces Black pearls or Tahitian pearls, also called black pearls.
the main factors that contribute to the colour of a pearl:
Type of oyster, the nacre of layers and their thickness.