As an organic gemstone, pearls are relatively delicate in many ways. Taking care of pearl products is essential to maintain their beauty and lustre.
Avoid contact with acidic and alkaline substances #
First, it’s important to keep your pearls away from chemicals, heat, and sunlight. Chemicals like perfume, , soap, hairspray, and chlorine can damage the finish of pearls, so try to keep them away from these substances.
Avoid Extreme Sun Exposures #
Each pearl contains more than 90% calcium carbonate and about 4% water, and its chemical stability is poor. Since pearls contain a certain amount of water, pearls should be placed in a cool place and try to avoid direct sunlight.
When wearing your pearl jewellery, be careful not to expose it to extreme temperatures or sunlight for too long. Pearls are sensitive to heat and can become discoloured if exposed to strong sunlight for an extended time. Additionally, you should avoid wearing your pearl jewellery when swimming or showering as this can damage the pearls.
Clean with Cashmere Cloth #
Furthermore, it’s crucial to maintain your pearls clean. Every time you wear pearls (especially on hot days), wipe them clean before storing them to preserve their lustre. The friction of some facial tissue will wear away the pearls, thus it is better to use sheepskin or sensitive flannel instead.
Prevent Scratching by Hard Objects #
Store pearl jewellery separately so that other jewellery does not scratch the pearl surface; if you plan to wear the bead chain on clothes, the texture of the clothes should be soft and slippery. Materials that are too rough may scratch your pearls.
Store Your Pearl Jewelry Separately #
To prevent tangling, you should store your pearl jewellery separately. You can also use a soft cloth pouch or an airtight storage box to protect them from dirt and dust. If you’re storing several pieces of pearl jewellery together, make sure they don’t rub against each other, as this can cause scratches on the surface of the pearls.