How to Take Care of Your Pearls

Black Pearls Tumbling

Black Pearls Tumbling

Pearls have been a favorite for women around the world for a distinctive, yet subtle approach to understated elegance. Most of the jewelry sold are called cultured pearls, which are part natural and part man made. The cultured pearl starts with a small grain of organic matter inserted into an oyster or mollusk. The creature will then secrete a liquid calcium carbonate to cover the object in a rich, shiny texture, ready for the plucking and transport to market as a cultured pearl.

The cultured pearl industry was discovered in Japan in the 19th century as a way to mass produce this treasured piece of jewelry, and since then, women have benefited greatly with quality pearl earrings and pearl necklaces down to affordable prices. The pearl has been an object of adoration and is praised for its easy adaptation to accommodate almost any look or outfit. Whether your preference is a necklace, brooch, bracelet or anklet, the pearl is a classic choice with timeless beauty.

To keep your pearls at their shimmering best, follow these 10 easy tips for the cleaning and handling of your strands. And with a little proper care, you will extend the life and lustre of your treasured pearl jewelry.

1. Keep your hands and skin away from the pearls as much as possible. When putting them on and taking them off, be sure that your fingers are clean and dry. Natural body oils can dull the shine from a polished pearl, so remember to handle your strands carefully.

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