Pearls are virginal gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extremes of humidity. To preserve your pearls' radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. Always put on your jewellery as a final touch, after applying make-up and styling hair. The pearl's lustre can also be harmed by perspiration. To prevent this, before returning your pearls to the jewellery box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth. If the radiance of your jewellery appears to be diminishing, take it to a specialist. Ultrasonic cleanser should never be used with pearl jewellery as it can damage the pearls.
Storing your Pearls
Pearls are exceptionally cohesive and shock-resistant, but may be scratched by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones. To prevent tangles and scratches, fasten clasps and pins, then lay each item out separately in a compartmentalized jewellery box. When carrying jewellery, use a protective jewellery pouch. Leaving pearl jewellery in a security box for long periods may cause pearls to dehydrate, so enjoy them frequently. There is a saying that "pearls want to be worn," and it is true!
Be careful not to dip pearl strands in water or wear them while bathing, as water can weaken the silk thread. It's also best to avoid direct sunlight or high temperatures such as in a sauna. If pearls come into contact with substances such as vinegar, fruit juices or detergents, immediately wipe clean with a soft cloth. Following these simple guidelines should preserve your Victoria's Kingdom pearls for generations.
Even with the best of care, small parts of jewellery may come loose. Before wearing, carefully check such parts as the prongs that support the jewels, the clasps of necklaces, the screws of earrings and brooch pins. Victoria's Kingdom cultured pearl necklaces are strung with the finest silk thread for both strength and beauty. However, if that string stretches or loosens, it may break suddenly. Even if you don't wear your pearls often, we recommend that you have your pearls restrung every year.
Before you part with your pearls for a service your pearls will be counted, maintenance will be discussed before you depart with your renewed necklace.
Prices are just an indication of costs and prices may vary depending on the types of fixtures required for a refurbishment.
|Knotted silk||45 cm $45 / $2.80 per knot there after||Silk|
|Silk strung||45 cm $45 / $1.40 per pearl there after||Silk|
|Wire strung||45cm $30 / $0.30 per pearl there after||High Tension Beading Wire|
|French wire is complementary||Sterling Silver Clasp and Fittings from $10.00||9ct Gold Fittings from $99.00|