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Jewelry Info & Care

Taking Care of Pearl Jewelry

  • Pearls, unlike other gemstones, are very delicate.
  • We suggest you store your pearl jewelries in a pouch away from sharp angles of diamonds and other gemstones.
  • After wearing your pearl jewelry, always wipe your pearl with a soft cloth dampened from time to time in lightly salted water. This is to protect your pearl necklace from harmful acids which it absorbs when worn due to skin perspiration, soap, powder, perfume and other elements. It is unavoidable that a pearl necklace for example will constantly be in close contact with the woman's skin on her neck at the shoulder line. But if you do not take care of your pearl jewelry, over time the pearl will not only lose its luster, but might become barrel-shaped.
  • Also remember that pearls and heat do not mix. Heat can turn pearls brown or dry them out and make them crack. Dry air can also damage pearls.
  • You can also use a drop of olive oil to help maintain a pearl's luster. After you wear pearls, just pour a drop of olive oil on a soft cloth or chamois and then left to dry. This will prevent dirt from accumulating and keep perspiration, which is slightly acidic, from eating away at the pearl nacre.
  • You can also use jewelry cleaners labeled as safe for pearls.
  • If pearls have not been kept clean and are very dirty, they can be cleaned by your jeweler or they can be cleaned using special pearl cleaner.
  • From time to time, you can have you jeweler verify if the pearls are securely mounted or if the stringing is still good.

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Sosie Designs Jewelry : Handcrafted in California

Since 2008, we at Sosie Designs Jewelry have been making handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and gold-filled featuring Swarovski Crystals, CZ's, freshwater pearls and semi-precious gemstones in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and wire-wrapped rings. All our jewelry items are designed for adults. Actual prices may vary from printed prices if there are extreme fluctuations in silver prices.