Like diamonds and gold, cultured a pearl jewelry is more than just a fashion statement – it is an investment that must be properly cared for in order to maintain its beauty and value. Unlike diamonds and gold, pearls are relatively soft and delicate and are sensitive to foreign chemicals such as cleaning solutions or even some oils produced by the skin. Therefore, to ensure the safety and integrity of your cultured pearl necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets please follow these guidelines: • Put on your pearls only after you’ve finished applying makeup, moisturizers, and perfume • Wipe down your pearls with a soft cloth after each use to help maintain luster • To avoid scratches and nicks, store your pearls away from harder gemstones and precious metal jewelry items • Do not use ultrasonic cleaners, ammonia-based detergents, or harsh chemical solvents on your pearls • Revitalize dingy or dirty pearls by periodically cleaning them with warm water and mild soap Now that you know how to care for pearls, why not buy some for yourself or a loved one? Pearls are the official birthstone jewelry for June, making this an ideal time to purchase a new piece as a gift. For inspiration, be sure to check out two of the bestselling products in this category: our White Akoya Pearl Bracelet with a 14kt yellow gold clasp and our White Cultured South Sea Pearl Necklace with a 14kt white gold clasp. Visit today to shop our entire collection and enjoy tax-free, duty-free savings on all of your cultured pearl jewelry purchases for June and beyond.