What to Look for When Buying Pearls

Check to see if the pearl has been artificially coloured This isn’t, in itself, necessarily a problem. Typically though, purists will look for naturally coloured pearls and they might well command higher prices. Things that might indicate the pearl has been artificially coloured include: colour seemingly “wearing off” the outer shell; a very dark core […]

Clean Pearls, Opals and Other Fine Jewelry Safely

Cleaning pearls Pearls are unique because they are a delicate organic material. Pearls have a certain life span. Unlike diamonds, a pearl’s life span can be shortened if not stored or nurtured with proper care. Firstly, never use anything abrasive to clean pearls. Instead damp the pearls with clean water and use a soft clean […]