‘Pearls are part and parcel of everyday dressing sensibly. They are not solely glitzy adornments but ones which are accessible to everyone.’ – Jenny (Client)
It is vitally important to look after your pearls as if you do they will give you a lifetime of pleasure without loosing their luster and beauty.
Below I have highlighted a few points to consider when caring for your pearls.
The best way to care for your pearls is by wearing them as much as possible, as your natural oils will feed them, sustaining their luster.
However, Pearls hate fake tan, perfume and hair spray as all of these will dry them out. If you want to wear perfume and hair spray then I suggest applying it before putting your pearls on.
You should refrain from wearing your pearls for aerobic exercise or swimming in treated water as the pearls will get damaged by the excessive perspiration and chemicals.
Place the pearls into a silk or chamois leather jewellery pouch away from diamonds and metal as both of these materials will scratch your pearls. It is very important to place them in a silk or chamois leather pouch rather than a plastic bag as the pearls must be able to breath otherwise they will dry out. You should never store your pearls by hanging them up as this will scratch and damage the silk thread.
Once a year you should give your pearls an annual check-up as they might need to be re-strung. You should look out for thread stretching, discolouration or fraying.
Depending on how much you wear your pearls, hopefully everyday, you should have them cleaned by a pearl expert once a year.
Here at Coleman Douglas Pearls we offer a Bespoke service, re-stringing and re-designing service as well as a pearl cleaning.
Pop into our Pearl Showroom located at 42 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NX, or call us on 020 7373 3369 for more details.
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