Pearl Care & Additional Information

Pearl Jewelry Care 
Cosmetics, sun block, perfume, hairspray and chlorine in a pool all contain chemicals that can dramatically dull the luster of a pearl. The natural acids contained in body oils and perspiration can also damage pearls in the same way. It is best to put your pearls on at least 30 minutes after applying any personal care products, and to take your pearls off before getting ready for bed. A good rule of thumb to remember is that pearls should be the last things to put on and the first things to take off.

Wiping the pearls with a damp, soft cloth after you wear them will ensure that they remain free of harmful build-up of compounds that may damage the nacre of your pearls.

Pearl Jewelry Storage
Always keep your pearls separated from hard jewelry items such as rings or bracelets to prevent them from being scratched. Pearls are best kept in a soft-cloth pouch or a soft-lined jewelry box. Never store your pearls in an airtight environment such a a zip lock bag. Pearls are organic and do contain trace amounts of water. Storing them in an airtight environment will cause them to become brittle and damage the luster.

About our Pearls
All of our cultured pearls are 100% "Real" pearl, no color dyed. Due to the nature of pearls, no two pearls are alike, pearls come in variety of color, shape and overtone.  Flaws like irregularities, birthmarks, dimples, pits, surface imperfections may appear on your jewelry piece due to mother natures unavoidable signature mark of imperfection, if you’re not looking for perfection but rather one-of-a-kind pearls, most of these blemishes will give your jewelry a unique and artistic flair.  All photos in our listing is representing the actual piece of jewelry.

Akoya Cultured Pearls
Akoya pearls, the first cultured pearl production pioneered by Mikimoto Kōkichi, their body color range from white, silvery blue-grey, cream to pink. They are often complimented by a rose or ivory overtone.

South Sea Cultured Pearls
Amongst all other pearl types, south sea pearls are the most valuable cultured pearls. They are Indigenous to the warm salt waters of Northern Australia, Indonesia, Burma, and The Philippines, flaunting a natural bodycolor of white, cream, champagne, and golden. In addition to their bodycolor, South Sea pearls can also display various overtones including pink, green and blue.

Tahitian Cultured Pearls
Tahitian cultured pearl or black pearls, don’t just come in the colors of grey, black and brown, in fact, they will almost certainly display blue to green, copper, purple, yellowish green or pink overtones.  In the pearl industry, the term “pistachio”, “aubergine”, or “peacock” is often used to vividly describe the Tahitian pearl color.

Freshwater Cultured Pearls
Freshwater pearls generally have a bodycolor of white, cream, yellow, orange, pink or purple, these subtle pastel colors are unique to the freshwater variety. In addition, they often have an overtone of pink, blue and green, and can sometimes display beautiful orient, especially in the case of irregular baroque shapes. Color terms such as “apricot”, “peach”, “lavender” are often used to vividly describe these gems. 

Baroque Pearls 
Baroque refers are real pearls that are drop-shaped, symmetrical, they usually have a dented and uneven surface. Due to the off-round shape of these pearls, baroque pearl jewelry is slightly less formal than traditional pearl jewelry.

Pearl Strand Necklace
Each pearl in all of our strands are hand knotted in between, knotting is traditionally used to protect pearls from chipping and rubbing against each other as well as help prevent losing all of the pearls if the strand breaks.  

Sterling Silver
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper, you will find 925 engraved in the piece for authenticity purposes, and is the standard metal used to make fine silver jewelry.  We plated our silver jewelry in rhodium or finished with an e-coating for extra shine and durability.  These finishes may wear off or tarnish with frequent use.