Pearl necklaces are timeless and classic pieces of accessories which you can wear and pass down to your daughter or nieces. However, strict maintenance and proper care of your necklace will determine how long it lasts. One of the ways of caring for your pearl necklace is by protecting your it from chemical products such as your body oils or hair food. It is recommended that you put on your necklace only after you have finished applying your makeup or made your hair.
Necklaces, just like other pieces of jewelry, pick up dirt and oil. You should make it a habit to wipe off any dirt from your pearl necklace each time you take it off. This will prevent the build-up of such dirt which affects the shine of your pearls. Always use a soft piece of cloth for this purpose to gently wipe your pearls to make them shiny.
Another way of making your pearl necklace last is through improving its luster. The idea is to wear them often as opposed to storing them away and wearing them only once a year. The repeated wearing of your pearl necklaces ensures that you clean them after each wear hence improving its luster and beauty.
Peals tend to have a delicate surface and the manner in which you store your necklace is therefore important. Instead of putting them together with other jewelry such as your earrings, make sure that you store them in a separate jewelry box. Other gemstones and metals can also scratch the surface of your pearls making them less beautiful.
Your pearl necklaces also need to be restrung regularly, say after one or two years. This ensures that they are secured to the string and knotted so that you do not lose your pearls. Choose a professional jeweler for this and make sure that he uses silk thread.
Other daily habits can help you take care of your pearl necklace too. When you take a shower, for instance, it is advisable that you take off your necklace. Water makes the string weak and it may tear if subjected to wet conditions every day.