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How to care for your cultured pearls

Pearls are very soft and need special care. They never should be tossed on top of or next to other gems in a jewelry box. Store them in a jewelry pouch.

Some chemicals such as perfume,vinegar and lemon juice can easy damage the perals ,also the Heart and dry air can make the pearls turn dry and crack.And the acid skin of  a woman constant contact the pearl necklace can also make the pearls loose its luster  and become barrel-shaped.

obviously It is a good habite to grap the shank or metal part rather than the pearls when taking off a pearl ring, and to apply perfume, hair spray, and other cosmetics before putting on your pearls, This will prevent the pearl from loosening and coming into contact with skin oil on your hand.in addition do not let the pearl in the safe deposit vaults for long time can prevent the dry ari to damage it.

Because your fine pearls , special care must  be taken .

Cleaning Pearls

  • Wipe them off  with a soft cloth or chamois ,which may be dry or damp,prevent the dirt from accumulating  and keep perspiration.
  • Use a drop of olive oil  on the cloth when wipe them can help maintain their luster.
  • Never use an ultrasonic cleaner, toothbrushes, scouring pads or abrasive materials cleaner , or steam-clean the pearls.
  • Never use (or expose pearls) to dish or wash detergents, bleaches, powdered cleansers, baking soda, or ammonia-based cleaners (like Windex).
  • using special pearl cleaner  ,pearl-safe  jewelry cleaner to clean.
  • Pay attention to the areas around the drill holes where dirt may tend to collect.
  • Do not wear pearls when their string is wet. Wet strings stretch and attract dirt, which is hard to remove.
  • Do not hang pearls to dry,lay them flat in a moist kitchen towel to dry.after washing your pearls.

Storing Pearls

Don't store your pearls with other jewelry, because they can be scratched easily when metal or gemstones rub against them. Find a special slot in your jewelry box for the pearls, or keep them in a soft bag made from chamois or another non-abrasive material.Do not let the pearl in the safe deposit vaults for long time.If you wear pearls often ,you will return them back to jewelers about every six monthers, and have a jewelry professional verify that your jewelry are securely mounted or the string is still good.




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