Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quick Tip Regarding Care of Real Pearls

Do your wedding accessories include real pearls?  That wedding tiara, grandma's strand of classic pearls for your "something borrowed," perhaps?  Real pearls need slightly different care than the artificial pearls found on most wedding accessories.

We use only real pearls in our tiaras.

Genuine pearls are a natural material, and are vulnerable to chemicals, skin oils, and other elements in the world around us every day.  For the most part, this is inevitable.  When you're wearing a pearl necklace, the pearls will obviously come into contact with skin oils.  In fact, that's part of what makes pearls turn a deeper ivory color as they age, and why new pearls won't match a set handed down through the generations.  But it is a good idea to protect the pearls whenever possible, so they'll keep their gorgeous luster and nacre for many, many years.

As a general rule, don't spray chemicals around your pearls.  Put your perfume on before your necklace.  Add your tiara after your stylist has given you that final spray down of hairspray.  Use common sense, and your tiara and accessories made with real pearls will be an heirloom that can be passed down for generations.

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