So how well do to take care of your precious pearl jewellery? Pearls have always been associated as a prestige symbol and it compliments your dresses well which manages to balance the vintage look in your appearance. The time you spend in purchasing this expensive jewellery, storing them and taking care of them makes sense.
Pearl jewellery is bound to lose its shine and is very delicate which should be taken care especially. Pearl are of two types – one is natural pearl and the other one is cultured one which have a thin layer of conchine which makes it delicate to handle. Here are few tips to care them.
- Always wear your pearl jewellery after you have applied your makeup and completely done with the looks. Cultured pearls are more fragile to rest of the gemstones so take care of them.
- Flake some powder in a box and then store the pearl jewellery when not in use. This will help to maintain the quality of the pearl and also ensure its coat is in place.
- To wipe your pearl jewellery, use a soft linen cloth which is completely dry. If the cloth is damp clean your pearls with it and make sure the pearls are dried completely in natural air before you store them back.
- It is important you clean your pearl after you have worn it and also keep it away from hairspray and perfumes.
- Wear your pearl jewellery at least for 3-4 times in a year. If kept untouched they get dried and the coating on the pearl starts vanishing.
- If you have been wearing pearl jewellery often may be every alternate day, they should be cleaned too. Clean them in Luke warm water with some mild detergent in it.
- Stay away from perspiration and avoid wearing pearls if you are bound to perspire more.
- Avoid wearing pearl jewellery when you are taking bath and especially keep them away from chlorinated water.
- Do not apply moisturiser or body lotion after you have worn your pearl earrings.
- Keep a separate set of box to store your pearl jewellery that would keep them away from other jewellery and gemstones.
- Pearl jewellery require 24 hours to dry completely after they are been washed. Allow them to dry on a white soft towel.
- Your pear jewellery has a thin layer of Conchine which tends to change its colour when exposed to higher temperature for prolonged period of time.
- Alcohol can also be used to clean dirty pearls and jewellery. If you feel the pearls are not getting clean with Luke warm water, take a soft cloth dip it in little of alcohol which will help to remove the dirt and also keep them shining.
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