Pearls that are carefully looked after can last for several hundred years. Here are some tips on how to wear and look after your pearls correctly.
As they originate from calcium carbonate, pearls are sensitive to atmospheric agents. They may dry out or crack, in intense heat.
Anything that impairs limestone and organic material can also affect pearls. For this reason it is essential to avoid direct contact with fragrances (a pearl necklace should always be worn after spraying perfume on your neck, never before), sweat, detergents or chemicals of any kind, especially chlorine, deodorants or acids.
Pearl jewelry needs to be cleaned regularly using a soft, slightly-moistened cloth. Each pearl should be cleaned individually and thoroughly, including the hard to reach corners. Store your pearl jewelry in its own case, or wrap it in a soft cloth to prevent it from coming into
contact with other gems.