Tips to clean Pearls

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pearls are often girl's significant choice. Or they can be given as a gift to your loved ones that will be treasured for decades. And generally pearls are transferred from one generation to other, that's why it should be kept clean and properly with utmost care. Keeping your pearls clean, and ensuring that they are in the best condition, will prolong their lifespan and keep them glowing and radiant. These following tips are just some of the ways you can take care of your Pearl Jewelry.

Pearls are organic gemstones formed entirely within an oyster or other mollusk. As a result, pearls are relatively "softer" than diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other familiar gemstones. Also, pearls are set and strung differently than most familiar gemstones.

These following tips are just some of the ways you can take care of your Pearl Jewelry.

  1. Pearl are organic, they react badly with chemical substance.That is why you need to protect it with man made chemicals.Try to wear your Pearl Jewelry at last after you have finished with perfumes, cosmetics, skin and hair products. It would be better if you wait for few minutes for the products to dry.

  2. Always store your Pearl Jewelry in a silk pouch, which is normally provided by the pearl jeweler. These pouches allow for airflow, and will benefit your pearls in the long run, compared to any other type of plastic container.

  3. Remove your pearls before coming into contact with any cleaning products, for example, take off your rings and bracelets before washing dishes.

  4. Don't forget to Take off your pearls before any strenuous activities and exercises. This also includes swimming in both salt and fresh waters as well. Our sweat tends to be a bit acidic so it would be better to avoid pearl contact. Also, most freshwater pools use chlorine or acid. Next, water immersion in both salt and freshwaters can effect the stringing and setting of your Pearl Jewelry. It would be best to take out your Pearl Jewelry.

  5. Remove your pearls at the end of the day. This can help avoid snagging and other complications. Also, take them off before showering, cleansing and other grooming.

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