Perhaps the best-loved gems of all time, pearls - natural and cultured - occur in a wide variety of colors. The most familiar are white and cream, but the palette of colors extends to every hue.
Natural pearls form around a microscopic irritant in the bodies of certain mollusks.
Cultured pearls are the result of the deliberate insertion of a bead or pirece of tissue that the mollusk coats with nacre.
Cleaning your Pearls
Pearls are very soft and the nacre can wear off. Clean pearls only with mild soap and water or pearl cleaner.
Keep each pearl piece separate from another in a soft, safe place. Keep cosmetics away from pearls. Pearls should be re-strung when needed. Knotting pearls is often the best way to prevent the pearls from wearing on one another. As part of our jewelry repair services, we will handle any of your pearl jewelry needs.