June is my favorite month! Why? My favorite gemstone is Pearl, the gemstone of June, and Pearl jewelry is perfect to wear for so many occasions. I also wear pearl jewelry when I want to feel elegant and sophisticated. How about you ladies? Any Pank whose birthday is in this month should have some fun with pearls for sure!
BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT PEARLS
Pearls are an organic gem created by living creatures. Pearls can be classified as natural pearls, cultured pearls, salt water pearls, or freshwater pearls. Natural Pearls are sold by carat weight, and Cultured Pearls are sold by their size in millimeters. Freshwater Pearls being the most affordable, you can find great pearl jewelry with freshwater pearls at any jewelry store.
Also Pearls can be sorted by their shapes: spherical pearls, symmetrical pearls, and baroque pearls. Spherical Pearls are round, which is traditionally the most desirable shape. The rounder the pearl, the more expensive its price tag. Symmetrical Pearls include pear shaped pearls and other shapes that have symmetry from one side to another, but are not round. Baroque Pearls are irregularly shaped pearls. They are often the least expensive category of pearls, but are unique and quite beautiful.
CARING OF PEARL JEWELRY
Even cultured pearls with thicker coatings are more fragile than most other gemstones, so you must handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition.
- Just like any other jewelry, please put your pearl jewelry on after you’ve applied your makeup and perfume for it to stay cleaner.
- Be sure to take off your pearl rings before you apply hand and body creams.
- Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.
- Dirty pearls can be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution.
- Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents.
- Don’t put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner.
- Don’t use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth. Both can wear away the nacre coating, leaving you with a plain looking bead.
- Don’t store your pearls with other jewelry, because they can be scratched easily when metal or gemstones rub against them.
- Find a special slot in your jewelry box for the pearls, or keep them in a soft bag made from chamois or another non-abrasive material.
- Your fine pearl necklaces should be restrung periodically so that you’re sure the silk or nylon cord holding them is in good shape.
Here are some pearl jewelry PinKixx have for you:
Now, it’s your turn. Please tell/show us about your favorite Pearl Jewelry in the comment!