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How to Make a Right Choice of Pearl Jewelry

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Pearl jewelry may be the most classic style of fashion jewelry available. Traditionally, pearls were worn as a piece that signified the upper class in old England and colonial America, but today it is worn by millions of women around the world regardless of their social status.

Before choosing a piece of pearl jewelry, the foremost thing to do is to decide on the type of pearls you need on the jewelry. After finalizing on the type of pearl, then you can go for the various jewelries available with that particular pearl of your interest studded and select the ornaments you like.

Though salt water pearls are more popular, they do not have various sizes or colors. Fresh water pearls come in more colors to choose from and be wise while choosing a colored pearl as there are many dyed and imitation pearls available in the market. On the other hand, fresh water pearls are not much shiny as the sea pearls.

Next, check the quality of the pearls. Consider the size of the jewelry and pearl gem, color of the pearl, shape, design and even total weight of the jewelry.

The third step is to finalize the type of metal you need the pearl to be embarked on. These days, there are many choices for pearl jewelry to choose from. Titanium and Gold are most popular but are also very expensive. So, keep your budget in mind. For me, there are even bracelets made up of leather with pearls of your choice studded on them. They look awesome for a groom.

Finally, the style of ornament you choose has to set with the age, look, personality, job and occasion you are going to wear or present. Though many neglect this aspect, it is this small difference that plays an impact and you get distinguished for your keen sense of selection of jewelry. All pearls do not match all occasions and people. So it is important to keep this factor before you purchase pearl jewelry.

Purification And carefulness For Pearls Naturally

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The best way to get pearls glowing with that gentle lustre is to let them sit next to the skin frequently, moving gently. In other words, pearls look their best when worn frequently. The combination of natural body oils at the neck and/or wrist (assuming that you have a pearl necklace or a pearl bracelet) mixed with the gentle buffing of a soft substance that is similar to but much finer than chamois leather – your skin, even if Father Time and Mother Nature have left fingerprints all over you – is perfect for cleaning pearls. Pearl earrings of the long and dangly kind manage to get enough buffing and oils as well, and also should be worn frequently.

Pearl rings should be kept for special occasions only, as hands are exposed to many more substances than necks. Handwashing, for example. Soap is no good for pearls, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer is even worse. Take your pearl ring off – carefully – if you have to wash your hands if you are wearing a pearl ring. And you’d probably take care of your pearl bracelet, too. Make sure that your pearl necklace and earrings are protected from the chemicals that do go on your neck – namely moisturizer and perfume. Even home-made lotions and fragrances will do pearls no good. Put your pearls on last as a finishing touch after your moisturizer, makeup and perfume.

But sometimes, pearls will get a little grubby and the natural oils from your skin can build up too much (especially mixed with makeup, skin flakes and everyday grime). This grime will need to be cleaned off. Water is about the only readily available thing that will not damage pearls, so you should rub your pearls with a soft cloth dampened in a little warm water. Technically speaking, salt water can be used to clean salt water pearls, but the problem here is the string that holds the pearls together doesn’t like the salt water. If the grime is visible, you can scrape at it gently with your fingernails, as fingernails are the same hardness as pearl and won’t scratch it. But gently is the operative word.

Pearls should not be steam cleaned. Other natural domestic cleaning London methods and products to avoid include baking soda, milk (too acidic), talcum powder and ultrasonic cleaners. Don’t use a toothbrush, which is perfect for other jewellery, or a scouring pad. Just stick to water and a soft cloth, with the occasional poke from a fingernail. Leave them off or just wear them anyway.