Pearl jewellery care

Proper care is required to protect pearls beauty. The compact crystalline structure of pearls makes them very durable, but they are soft and this cannot be ignored. And even pearls are exceptionally cohesive and shock-resistant they may be scratch by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones.

Always protect your pearl jewellery from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold. Ideally, store your pearl jewellery in a soft lined box or pouch. Try to keep jewellery pieces apart, so that they don´t rub together or tangle up. Proper care is essential to keep pearls lustrous beauty.

Pearl care tips

  • Avoid storing pearls in an excessively dry place. Store your pearl jewellery in a separate pouch to prevent scratching pearl´s surface on sharp metal edges or prongs, or against harder gemstones;
  • Don´t let your pearl jewellery come into contact with ammonia, chlorine bleach of any kind, inks, nail polish removers, perfume, hairspray and toilet water;
  • Avoid ultrasonic cleaners and never use jewellery cleaners containing ammonia, chemicals containing ammonia, vinegar or abrasives to clean your pearl jewellery;
  • Wipe pearl jewellery gently with a very warm damp towel before putting pearls away to remove body oils and perspiration. Periodic washing is recommended;
  • Always remove your pearls prior to doing strenuous exercise or work. Never go swimming with your pearl jewellery on.

Pearl necklaces maintenance

Orchira pearl necklaces are strung with the finest silk proprietary "Needless restringing" knotting technology guarantees the wearer 10 years no-restringing. However, if that string stretches or loosens, it may break suddenly. Even if you don´t wear your pearl necklace often, we recommend that you have the string replaced every 5 years.

Pearl jewellery and beads

If you have Orchira beaded necklace or bracelet such as pearls with gemstones, store them flat, preferably in a silk pouch. If the string breaks, let a professional jeweller restring them for you. Orchira jewellery comes in knotted, and all Orchira classic pearl jewellery are hand knotted between each pearl to ensure the strength and flexibility. Don´t store pearls in plastic bags and always store in the box or silk pouch that they supplied with.

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