Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and different humidity levels. Perfume and hairspray, which contain alcohol and harmful acids, should be avoided on the areas where pearls are worn.
Perspiration can also harm the beauty of pearls, dulling their beautiful luster. Therefore, after wearing them, they should be wiped with a damp (not wet), soft cloth or a silicon cloth. If make-up and perfume accumulate, a very mild soap may be used.
Be careful not to dip pearls in water or wear them while bathing, as water can weaken the silk thread. Do not leave them in direct sunlight or expose them to high temperatures. If pearls happen to come into contact with substances such as vinegar, fruit juices or detergents, immediately wipe that substance off.
Even though pearls are exceptionally cohesive and shock-resistant, they rank only 3.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, so they may be scratch by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones.
Be sure to store your pearls isolated in a compartmentalized jewelry box so that they don't come into contact with other jewelry.
Do not store your pearl jewelry in a security box for long periods of time, since this may cause the pearls to dehydrate. It is recommended to take the pearls out of such boxes frequently.
Paragon Pearls cultured pearl necklaces are strung with the finest silk thread for both strength and beauty. However, if that string stretches or loosens, it may break suddenly. Even if you don't wear your pearls often, we recommend that you have the string replaced every year.
Over time, pearls do change in appearance. However, if these instructions are followed, Paragon Pearls pearls should be enjoyed for generations.