Caring For Your Pearls
Pearls are relatively soft compared to other gemstones and precious metals, so it is important to take special care of them to ensure they will remain bright and beautiful for generations to come.
Perfume, cosmetics and hair spray all contain chemicals that can dull the luster of a pearl over extended periods of time. Even acids contained in body oils and perspiration can work to damage luster in the same way.
Because of this it is best to put your pearls on after appling makeup, perfume and hair spray. Wiping your pearls with a soft damp cloth after you wear them will ensure that they remain free from any harmful build-ups of these things. Every so often you should wash your pearls with a mild soap.
Always keep your pearls seperated from any hard jewelry items you may own, such as metals and other gemstones, to prevent them from scratching your pearls. Your pearls will be safest kept in a soft cloth pouch or a seperately lined jewelry box.
I hope this has been useful.
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