Buying Guide

How to look after your pearls

It is often said that pearls enjoy being worn and that they will warm up gently next to the skin.

Although suprisingly resilient, pearls are made with an organic material that is softer than other gems such as diamonds. This means that your pearls will require careful maintenance and wear to preserve their beauty.

Follow these simple rules and your Winterson pearls should give you much pleasure, becoming a treasured piece of jewellery.

Daily care
With improper care, a pearl's surface can be scratched and prone to dents, bumps and heavy contact with surfaces.

The organic structure that gives rise to a pearl's lustre and colour may be damaged by intense light or heat, pollution, acidity from cosmetics and perspiration.

We do not recommend wearing pearls in swimming pools or saunas as heat, chlorine and other chemicals can damage the pearl or its setting.

Wearing pearls
As part of your daily routine, we strongly recommend that you should always put your pearls on after the application of any perfume, body lotion, hairspray or foundation.

Avoid the pearls coming into any contact with bleach or hairdye.

Pearl rings
We also suggest that you always remove a pearl ring before washing your hands in warm water, showering or swimming. Continued exposure to warmth may over time weaken the pearl's setting on the ring.

Further help?
If you have any questions, or need help on how to care for your pearls, repairs or restringing, please contact us for assistance and advice.