LOOKING AFTER YOUR PEARLS
Pearls are composed of calcium carbonate and special attention is required to ensure they will stay beautiful and last a lifetime. They are softer and more delicate than gemstones and precious metals, and can be more easily scratched, cracked, and damaged.
- Never use steam cleaners or commercial jewellery cleaners unless it is specifically made for pearls.
- Be careful when you use cosmetics. Always apply perfume, hair spray, and other cosmetics before putting on your pearls. These substances can dull pearls’ lustre or cloud them. After wearing your pearls, wipe them with a soft damp cloth to remove any traces of cosmetic products.
- If you play a sport during which you perspire, it is better to remove your pearls, because some acid perspiration can alter the shine of your pearl.
- Don’t swim in a pool or shower wearing your pearls. Any use of steam or hot water is to be avoided as the combination can be very damaging to the pearl.
- To prevent strand breakage, have your pearls restrung every now and then. Knotting the strand between each pearl will prevent all of the pearls from falling off the strand in case it breaks. Knotting also prevents the pearls from rubbing against each other and causing damage.
- The best way to care for your pearls is to wear them often. The body's natural oils help keeping them lustrous.
- Because of their delicacy, pearls should be stored separately, away from hard jewellery items. Preferably store them in a soft lined container.
By following these simple suggestions, you will preserve the wondrous beauty of your pearls for many years to come!
Pearls de Tahiti is a company based in Sydney, Australia, which offers unique jewellery made from genuine Tahitian Pearls and White South Sea pearls .
Pearls de Tahiti was founded by Cathy Quesnot in 2001. Born in France, she spent 15 years in Tahiti surrounded by pearl farms. Her extensive knowledge of pearls comes from her “Faa'amu" (father), who was a pearl farmer in the island of Manihi, Tuamotu Archipelago.
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