Bijoux Pearls Guide to Pearl Care
Treat your pearls delicately as they are natural products and need to be taken care of.
Protect your pearls by storing your pearls in a soft pouch (velvet, silk or satin) first and then placing in a jewellery box
If you can, try to store your pearls in a straight line and not bunched or pooled up
Keep your pearls away from other jewellery or hard objects which may mark your pearls
Protect your pearls from chemicals such as hair spray, perfume, water, cosmetics and other chemicals as the acids found in those chemicals can attack pearls
Do not wear your pearls when exercising, swimming, cooking or taking a shower. Pearls absorb water and can also absorb steam and smoke from cooking
Keep your pearls away from extreme heat.
Pearls thrive on being worn – wear as often as you can to allow the pearls to breath – they get better the more often they are worn
Like with other jewellery, put your pearls on last after your perfume and make up
Wipe your pearls gently with a soft damp cloth before you put them away
Depending on how often you wear your pearls, get them restrung every 1 – 2 years as the silk can collect dirt which affects the strength of the silk.