Myth says that pearls were first created from water rolling off the body of Venus, goddess of love, and back into the sea. Pearls are symbols of luxury and grace and are commonly associated with celebrities of high standing.
Pearls come in many varieties, with their colour ranging from cream to white to silver. The colour of a pearl's overtone shine also adds to the great diversity. The shine or lustre of a pearl is a good sign of quality. The brighter and clearer the shine of the organic gem, the less minute blemishes exist.
It is extremely rare to find a perfectly round pearl, just as it is uncommon to find a pearl with no blemishes on its surface.
Good Treatment of Pearls - Tips For Preserving Quality
Pearls are delicate biological creations. Inappropriate treatment could lead to degrading the beauty and quality of your pearls.
Try to avoid
- scratching, abrading or rough handling
- excessive heat, direct lights or exposure to strong sunlight
- exposure to any acids, alkalis or cleaning agents
- exposure to perfumes, cosmetics or sweat
- dehydration by locking in airtight containers
Tips to remember
Wipe pearls with a soft slightly wet cloth to remove any body residue, before long term storage
- don't wear pearls while swimming or bathing
- put on your pearls after you have applied makeup, hairspray and perfume
- only wash in warm soapy water, and do not use detergent. Rinse in clean water and dry with a soft towel
- remember to get your pearls checked regularly by an expert