Tips for taking Care Of Your Pearl Jewellery
Pearl jewellery has long worn the crown when it comes to the most glamorous and lavish type of jewellery. Pearls have achieved the elusive timeless status. We will never see the day whereby they are considered to be outdated or unfashionable. This is largely because of the fact that there is nothing else quite like them. There is no other type of jewellery that looks as stunning nor anything as precious as a pearl.
However, your pearl jewellery will only boast all of these fantastic qualities if you care for it properly. Plus, it is important for your health too. There’s no easier way for ear piercings to become infected than poor quality and dirty earrings. Therefore, keep reading to discover some key tips for looking after pearls.
Let’s begin with the cleaning side of things. In order to do this, you will require some warm water, a mild detergent, a small bowl, a soft towel and a soft cloth. Here are the steps you should follow…
• First thing is first, you have to close the sink’s drain. Imagine how distraught you would be if your precious pearls went slipping down the drain.
• Next, take your small bowl and fill it with approximately two cups of warm water.
• Take the detergent and add three drops to the water.
• Mix the water and the detergent together.
• Dip your soft cloth into the mixture and begin to wipe each pearl. Make sure you do this gently.
• Note – You definitely should not soak the entire piece of pearl jewellery into the mixture. A lot of people are tempted to do this because it is quicker. However, you can actually damage your jewellery. For example, the string of the pearls may end up stretching.
• Finally, place your pearl jewellery onto a soft towel and let them dry.
So there you have it; you now know how to clean your pearls properly. However, this is not the only thing you need to concern yourself with. You must also store them correctly if you want them to maintain their quality and beauty. Here are three top tips for doing so…
• Wrap your pearls in a material which is both soft and breathable. A good example of this would be either tissue paper or linen. This protects them from interacting with other jewellery or surfaces which could damage them.
• Keep your pearls away from everyday acids. This could be anything from alcohol to detergents.
• Make sure you store your pearls flat. The reason why this is beneficial is that it protects the fine silk which they will be strung on. In addition to this, it also decreases the potential for the risk of the strands bumping into each other or any type of hard surface.
There are lots of ways you can minimise the chances of your pearl jewellery getting damaged. Nevertheless, if something does happen then it is important to have a quality jeweller on hand so that they can restore your pearl jewellery to its original state.