Lifespan of pearls
By JonJiang

Everything has a lifespan, as do pearls. Under normal wear, it has a limited lifespan, which is aptly described by the phrase "one getting old like the pearl becoming yellow". As the world's only living jewelry, its own chemical composition is mainly calcium carbonate, but also contains traces of amino acids, so the pearl's ability to resist acid is relatively poor. Generally speaking, a pearl can be stored for about 100 years, but the pearl's "adolescence" is only about 50 or 60 years. With the passage of time, the water inside the pearl will gradually lose, the luster will gradually weaken, and finally even become dry and powdery.

If you want something to be used for a long time, you have to maintain it regularly in order to make it last longer. First of all, do not use water to clean the pearls, if you usually wear pearls stained with sweat or rain, you should promptly use a soft flannel to dry. Secondly, pearls should be away from the kitchen, because the pores on the surface of the pearl will be affected by the kitchen fumes and turn yellow. In addition, pearl jewelry should be stored separately, and never be in direct contact with other gemstones, so as not to scratch its surface. As mentioned earlier, the acid resistance of pearls is quite poor, so avoid contact between pearls and acidic substances, such as cosmetics and perfume. In conclusion, the maintenance of pearls requires meticulous attention and regular inspection. Only by wearing and caring for them regularly can you extend the life of your pearls.

Pearls are slightly more delicate than other gemstones because they are the only gemstones that are nurtured by living beings and are alive. Like human beings, pearls also need our careful care and nursing. If you have chosen a pearl you like, why not let it stay with you longer? We respect life, we love nature, and hope that you and your pearl will live together for many wonderful years to come.

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