Pearls are a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection, they are timeless and classic making them a great gift for milestones such as 16th and 21st birthdays.
Pearls are also given on the 30th wedding anniversary and symbolize purity. They are also the birthstone of June.
Contrary to some folklore, wearing pearls on your wedding day will bring a happy marriage.
In the early 1900s in Japan, a new method of growing pearls was successful and pearls started being cultivated, making them more widely available than previously. A small piece of membrane was inserted into the shell and the oyster secretes a coating (known as mother of pearl) over the membrane, thus creating a pearl.
All of the pearl jewelry we sell are cultured freshwater pearls which means that they are grown for the purpose of jewelry in freshwater.
Pearls are grown in various colors; white, pink, blue and black and each have their own meaning:
White pearl signifies innocence and purity. They also indicate a new beginning, which is why they are worn by brides or given as a gift to newborns
Pink pearls symbolizes love, passion and romance
Blue pearls are considered a symbol of eternity and longevity and represent dedication
Black pearls are said to bring good luck and protection from evil forces
Caring for your pearls
Daily Care: As an organic gem, pearls are vulnerable to chemicals found in cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume.To preserve the luster of your pearls, always put on your jewelry after applying make-up and styling products.
Cleaning: Occasionally wipe your pearls gently with a cloth dipped in mild, soapy water. Then, rinse the cloth with fresh water and wipe the pearls clean. Dry them with a soft cloth. If pearls come into contact with an acidic substance like fruit juice, vinegar, or other chemicals, immediately wipe them clean with a soft cloth.
Storage: Contact with other jewelry may scratch pearls. Avoid tangles by fastening clasps, then lay each jewelry piece in a separate compartment of your jewelry box or in your Metalicious jewelry pouch that came with the jewelry. When traveling, use a protective jewelry pouch or wrap each item in a soft cloth.
Wear them frequently: Pearls can dehydrate when stored too long, so enjoy them frequently. Day-To-Day Wear Frequent wear rehydrates pearls and helps to maintain an almost otherworldly luminescence. If stored in a hot. airless environment, they can dry and crack. Pearls need oil from the skin to enhance their luster and color.