To ensure that you enjoy your piece for many years and have a chance of becoming a family heirloom, it is important to remember that precious metals and stones only appear to be strong and durable. In fact, their stone strength and metal indestructibility are very tentative, and they need to be protected and cared for. In this handbook, you will find some simple rules for wearing and taking care of your pearl jewellery.
It is advisable to remove your jewellery when doing household chores, swimming in the sea, the swimming pool, visiting the sauna or when sleeping.
When you remove your jewellery, wipe it with a chamois or flannel to remove all traces of fingerprints and make-up.
Avoid contact with detergents, cosmetic products (creams, ointments, deodorants) containing mercury compounds, in order to prevent the loss of pearls' characteristics such as lustre and inner glow. Remember also that sulphur and its compounds in cardboard can cause products to darken, so you should not store them in cardboard packaging. Certain medicines containing iodine are also harmful to the jewellery.
A diamond is a very hard material, but one diamond can scratch another. Always store your jewellery separately to avoid this.
A diamond, due to its faceted structure and mandrel system, actively "collects" dirt. Cosmetics and dust that settle on diamonds reduce their brightness and play of light. We recommend that you periodically bring your jewellery to the boutique for cleaning using a steam cleaner.
Jewellery with pearls
There are no strict rules regarding the care of pearls, however, in order to preserve their natural luster and charm, it is advisable to remember that
- Pearls, a natural, mysterious and lively stone, are composed of calcium carbonate, so detergents, chemical water additives, and cosmetic preparations containing acids and alcohol are harmful to them.
- pearls do not tolerate heat, intense sunlight or artificial lighting.
- Never immerse pearl necklaces or bracelets in water, as it may weaken the silk thread.
- Pearl must not be cleaned using ultrasound.
- Bracelets and necklaces must be tied once a year by a specialist.
- pearls in rings are attached to a pin, so when removing and putting on the ring, you must hold it by the bar.
And most importantly, to prolong the life of your pearl, you must wear it! This considerably slows down the process of its dehydration and the jewellery piece stands a good chance of becoming a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation!