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Restringing is fundamental to the preservation of pearls and gemstone beads. The standard wisdom is to restring every year or two, depending on the frequency of wear. Here at AA Jewel Box we separate each bead with an individual knot for safety. Though more time consuming, this is the standard by which all fine pearls and gemstones should be strung. We also use Pearlsilk which is less likely to fatigue and is a strong material that doesn’t stretch or fray compared to genuine silk.
Cultured pearls should be treated gently and benefit from proper wear and care. Avoid direct contact with cosmetics, hairspray, and perfume, which can damage your pearls. Wipe gently with a damp cloth after each wear and store pearls separately, preferably in a lined jewelry box. This prevents scratching. They can be cleaned by soaking briefly in a standard liquid pearl cleaner, rinsing thoroughly with water and drying with a soft cloth.