Pearls are classic, iconic and feminine. They are a timeless addition to any woman’s jewellery collection and add luminosity to anyone donning them. Be it vintage, retro or contemporary, pearls are one of the top jewellery trends to watch out for in 2018. However, as lustrous as pearls are, they are the most fragile gems by nature. They must be cleaned with care and handled gently to prolong their allure. Read on to learn how to care for pearls.
1) Wearing your pearls:
- When getting dressed, your pearls should be the last item you put on before stepping out the door. Moisturisers, creams, makeup, perfume and hairsprays contain chemicals that can erode your pearls’ natural luster over time.
Similarly, your pearls should be the first piece of jewellery to be taken off while undressing.
- Never wear your pearls while swimming, exercising or showering. Chlorine and other chemicals in the water will tarnish them, as will perspiration.
- Avoid cooking with your pearls. They are prone to corrosion by even mild acids like vinegar, fruit juices and lime juice.