Caring for your Pearls
Pearls are an organic gemstone and due to the soft organic composition of the pearl's nacre, they require special consideration in order to ensure that their nacre and lustre do not become damaged or dulled.
To clean your pearls wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to remove excess oils and dirt. Please do not use detergents, alcohol or other cleaning solutions. Pearls best respond to gentle, chemical-free cleaning. Hairspray, cosmetics, sun cream and perfumes contain chemicals that can damage the nacre of a Pearl so please keep them clear. We advise not to swim, shower, sleep or play a sport while wearing your Pearls.
A standard rule of wearing pearls is "the last thing on, first thing off". By putting your pearls on last it ensures that your perfume has a chance to dry and your other makeups and potentially damaging materials do not come in contact with the surface of your pearls. By taking your pearls off first it ensures that your pearls do not get scratched or caught on your garnets.
Keep your Pearls in a soft cloth or their original case, where they will remain away from other gems or jewellery that may rub against them.
- Never use toothbrushes, scouring pads or any type of abrasive material to clean your Pearls.
- Never clean your pearls with anything containing chlorine bleach, vinegar or ammonia
- Never steam clean your Pearls.
- Never store your pearls in any type of plastic bag. Plastic can emit a chemical that will cause the surface of the Pearl to deteriorate.
- Never leave your pearls around a direct source of heat such as a fireplace mantle, on top of a television set, or stove.