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Knowing how to care for your Pearl Jewelry is very important since Pearls are an organic gemstone and are different from other gemstones and precious metals. Pearls are softer and more delicate, and they can therefore be more easily scratched, cracked, and damaged. In addition, substances such as perfume and hair spray and natural body oils and perspiration can dull pearls' luster or cloud their brilliance.

Your pearls will require some special care to keep them safe and as beautiful as they were the day you purchased them.  You should apply your perfume, hair spray, and other cosmetics before putting on your pearls. This will minimize the amount of these products that come into contact with the pearls. After wearing your pearls, wipe them with a soft damp cloth to remove any traces of cosmetic products or body oils. Wash the pearls periodically with a mild soap and a soft cloth, to remove any accumulated build-up.

Pearls should be stored separately, away from hard jewelry items, to prevent scratches or other damage. If possible, store them wrapped in soft cloth or in a soft-lined container, pouch, or jewelry box.

It's a good idea to have your pearls restrung periodically
, perhaps once a year or so if you wear them often.  This will prevent breakage and lost of pearls. Your local jeweler can provide this service.

Proper care of your Pearls can go a long way toward insuring that your pearls remain safe and bright for years to come and that your pearl investment is protected.

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