Pearls are the world's only organic gem and are composed of calcium carbonate. They will last you a lifetime and continue looking just as good as day one as long as you follow some of these simple little steps.
Handle with care
Because pearls are considered the world's organic treasure, they are quite unique when compared to other jewelry. They are softer and more delicate than your average stone jewelry, and they can therefore be more susceptible to scratches, cracking, and other types of damages. You should avoid using any type of hard metal tools on them.
Exercise Caution with Cosmetics
Perfume, hair spray, and other cosmetics should be applied to your body before you put on your pearls. When you are done wearing your pearls, it would be a good idea to wipe them with a soft damp cloth to remove any traces of cosmetic products or body oils.
Storing Your Pearls
Due to the pearl delicacy, it would be best to store them separately, and away from other hard jewelry items. This will help prevent scratches or other preventable damages. Storing them in a soft cloth is one preferred method of storage. You can also store them in a container or jewelry box with a soft interior they can rest on. You should always avoid storing them in a sealed zip lock bag for long periods of a time. Since Pearls are made and raised in water they will need access to air and atmospheric humidity to help them maintain their healthy look.
Restringing Your Pearls
It is recommended to have the string on your pearls replaced once a year or as you see fit to prevent any loss of pearls. All pearl necklaces and bracelets should have a knot between each pearl to prevent rubbing against each other, this practice also helps you from losing all your pearls in the case of accidental breakage.