The art of pearl stringing brought about some beautiful jewelry to adorn. The tips are more important if the jewelry pieces are layered. Stay tuned for the details.
How to Select Multi-Layered Pearls
There are many aspects to selecting multi-layered pearls. It would help if you understood that the many layers require more pearl stringing. Thus, it exposes the delicate pearl to more risk of damage. Here are the points to examine when deciding on multi-layered pearls.
Just like diamonds, pearls have a grading system.Seven factors confirm the quality of a pearl. However, these factors are not conclusive industry standards. The companies or retailers are responsible for the value they attach to the pearls they sell. However,you can get fair and durable pearls from reputable sellers.
Natural pearls are hard to find. It makes them more expensive than other types of pearls. Many natural pearls have irregular shapes since they do not have beads in the middle.
However, pearl farming increased the availability of pearls in the market. There are four major types of pearls in the market. The Akoya pearls are white and shiny.
They are the most preferred types of pearls. Freshwater pearls are also white but not as shiny as the Akoyas. The Tahitian pearl is also known as the black pearl. The last type is the South Sea Pearls. You can select any based on your taste and preference.
The Type of Jewelry
Pearl stringing creates different types of layered jewelry. The necklaces are the most common. However, you can get bracelets, waist beads, and head decorations.
Occasions You Will Wear the Jewelry
When selecting any jewelry, you have an occasion in mind. Ensure your pearls will serve their ultimate purpose by choosing the right design for your event.
How to Care for Multi-Layered Pearls Cleaning
Always wipe your pearls with a dry and soft cotton cloth after every wear; it helps prevent rapid oil and dirt buildup.However, if you notice some staining or visible oil buildup, it is time you clean your pearls with soap and water.
Dampen a cloth on lukewarm soapy water and gently wash away all the dirt. Apply a little stress on the stain areas. Then, wipe off the water with a dry cloth.
Leave the pearls in the open to dry up. Remember not to submerge the pearls in water as it damages your jewelry pieces.
Thorough Safe Cleaning
Take your pearls to an expert for inspection once a year. The experts check whether the pearl stringing is in good condition. They also do a thorough, safe cleaning of your pearls. The process removes any build-up that you could not remove during your usual cleaning at home.
Have a separate place to store pearls away from other jewelry. Ensure that the pieces lie flat to avoid stretching the silk.Also, ensure that there is no moisture on the pearls before you store them. Remember to keep the storage box away from direct sunlight.
There are four major types of pearls used in pearl stringing. Natural pearls are no longer as common as they were, but they are quite expensive. The type of pearls you select depends on the other factors discussed above. And since pearls grow in the same environment,you use the same tips to care for any pearl type.