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Pearls Are In The Eye Of The Beholder

Aug 1, 2008
Today pearls are much more accessible to a wider socioeconomic demographic. The rich still enjoy their pearls, but so do people who are far from wealthy. This is due to the fact that pearls are now cultivated. Cultivation processes have brought down the price of pearls and although they are still not cheap, they are much more affordable.

Today you can get pearl jewelry in a variety of styles, from rings and necklaces to earrings and broaches, people love their pearls and wear them in a number of ways. People who love their pearls also want to protect them, and make them last. Pearl jewelry will typically last around one hundred and fifty years, depending on the type of pearls and the care that is given to the jewelry. You can prolong the life of pearls with the proper care.

Take proper care of your pearls by following a few simple pearl care rules. Remember that the proper cleaning and storage of your pearls can add years to the life of your pearls. Your pearls should be cleaned by a professional occasionally. Not too often, but enough to keep them clean. Between professional cleanings, you can care for your pearls by washing them down with some soapy water and wiping them clean after you have worn them. Your body has natural oils and the air has pollutants that can be absorbed by the pearls and make them dirty. Washing your pearls after you wear them can help preserve your pearls for the next generation.

In order to avoid damage to your pearls, make sure that any skin lotion you use is completely dry before you put your pearls on. If you use perfume, you will want to make sure that is completely dry as well. Putting pearls on when your skin is still wet from lotions or perfume can damage your pearls and make them dirty. Of course, You would not want to damage your pearls.

To extend the life of your pearls and prevent any damage, you should store your pearls carefully. Pearls are delicate and can be damaged by heat, so never store your pearls near a heat source. Pearls can be damaged by rubbing up against harder stones and jewelry, so always wrap your pearls in silk or soft leather before you store them with other jewelry, if possible, store them in a different box altogether. Take these steps to store your pearls safely and you will help assure your pearl jewelry will last a long, long time.

It's not uncommon to occasionally need your pearls re-set into your jewelry or re-strung. Always have your pearl jewelry worked on by a professional who has experience with working with pearls. Follow these steps for caring for your pearls and your pearl jewelry will last a very long time.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and views visit Jetfly Fashion & Style Blog now. Also, for the best up-to-date related online products, check out Jetfly Pearl Lariats Shop for todays current online deals.
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