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Jewelry Care 101: Protecting Your Pearls

February 15, 2024 2 min read

Pearls, known for their delicate beauty, require special care and attention to maintain their luster and longevity. When it comes to cleaning and storage, following the right practices is essential. Here are some guidelines to ensure that your pearls remain in pristine condition:

  1. Gentle Handling:Treat your pearls with the utmost care and avoid any rough handling. Pearls are vulnerable to scratches and damage, so it's important to handle them delicately.
  1. Soft/Damp Cloth Cleaning:To clean your pearls, use a soft, lint-free cloth that has been slightly dampened with water. Gently wipe the surface of each pearl to remove any dirt or residue. Avoid using any soaps or chemicals, as they can have adverse effects on the pearls' luster.
  1. Avoid Contact with Substances:Keep your pearls away from substances that can harm them. It is advisable to avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairsprays, lotions, and cosmetics. These products can dull the pearls' shine and potentially damage their surface.
  1. Safe Storage: Proper storage plays a vital role in maintaining the pearls' luster and preventing damage. When not being worn, store your pearls in a breathable pouch or a soft cloth. Avoid using plastic bags or airtight containers, as this can cause moisture buildup and affect the pearls' quality. Additionally, it’s a good idea to store pearls separately from other jewelry items to prevent potential scratching.
  1. Regular Inspection:Periodically inspect your pearls for any signs of damage or loosening in the stringing. If you notice any issues, it is important to have them addressed promptly by a professional jeweler to avoid further harm.

Remember, pearls are organic gems and require special care compared to most other gemstones. Proper cleaning and storage will help retain their natural beauty and ensure they can be cherished for years to come.

Have additional questions on caring for your pearl jewelry? Contact us atinfo@nuhajewelers.com

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