If you do not pay proper attention to jewelry you may not know that there is a difference between pearls. Today we want to focus on the mother of peal and fresh water pearl jewelry.
This gemstone has a shine and luster that is difficult to forget.
The best way to take care of your mother of pearl jewelry is to wear it. The simple act of putting on a mother of pearl necklace or earrings protects the piece because the natural oils in human skin transfer to the gemstone and enhance it. In fact, these oils help maintain the luster of mother of pearl and protect them from drying out and cracking, a common risk for mother of pearl jewelry over time.
When you are not rocking your Jewelry ensure that you store it in a clean cotton or silk jewelry pouch. It is also important to note that climate affects the maintenance of mother of pearl. Direct sunlight and the atmosphere of drier climates accelerate the cracking process common with mother of pearl. Therefore, those who live in arid areas should store their mother of pearl jewelry in more humid areas such as the bathroom or near a bedroom humidifier.
Lastly use soft cleaning brushes and solutions that are not harsh, you don’t want to discolor or scratch your ornament.