Softness Makes Pearls Vulnerable
With special attention and care, your pearls will last a lifetime. Keep them
away from household chemicals such as hair spray, makeup, and perfume which
can dull their luster over time and cause spots and blotches. To avoid the effects
of cosmetics and perfume, pearls should be the last thing a woman puts on before
going out and the first thing she takes off after returning home. Also, pearls
are quite soft, so for the longest-lasting pearls choose those with thick nacre
that can help them with stand wear over time.
Frequent Wear Is Best
The best way to care for pearls is to wear them often because the body's natural
oils keep them lustrous. Pearls should be wiped with a soft cloth before being
stored and kept separate from other precious metals or gemstones that might
scratch or dull their tender surfaces.