Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and extreme humidity. To preserve your Pearl’s radiance, avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume. The saying “Last thing on and first thing off” was possibly more relevant in the 1950’s when Pearl layers could delaminate if affected by harsh chemicals. Today Pearl seeding and farming methods have advanced so much that Pearl “skins” are much more resilient than they once were. Regardless, to be safe, always put your Pearl jewellery on as the “final touch,” after applying make-up, perfumes and styling hair. The Pearl’s lustre can appear affected by perspiration, however, this is usually surface “oils.” Before returning your pearls to the jewellery box, wipe them gently with a soft cloth and you will restore them to a pristine condition.