Pearl Care

Pearls require delicate care, here are a few Arapawa tips to ensure your pearls look better for longer!

Enjoy wearing your pearl jewellery often but avoid rough activities where you may knock the metal and the pearls, and make sure you take them off before swimming as chlorine can cause damage to your pearls and the metal of your jewellery to deteriorate or tarnish, and microcrystals in salt water can weaken the integrity of precious metals.

Protect your pearls from heat and chemicals. We recommend that any cosmetics are applied before pearls are put on. Perfume, hair spray, vinegar or lemon juice are not the best friends of your pearls!

Pearls require regular cleaning and should be wiped with a soft cloth that has been dampened in clean water, then dried with a soft cloth or chamois. Cleaning after wear will prevent the dirt from sweat, which is slightly acidic. Avoid detergents, bleaches, powdered cleansers, baking soda or any ammonia-based cleaners on pearls and never use an ultrasonic cleaner or brush to clean your pearls.

Store your pearl jewellery separately to avoid scratches caused by metals or harder gemstones like diamonds. Ensure your pearls are dry before storage and do not wrap them in moisture-absorbing materials, such as cotton wool.

Paua pearl earrings for Arapawa Blue Pearls on Arapawa Island, Marlborough Sounds NZ
Paua pearl jewellery for Arapawa Blue Pearls on Arapawa Island, Marlborough Sounds NZ