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Pearl FAQ

Updated: 2 days ago

Find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pearls.

How Do I Know If Pearls Are Real?

Checking for irregularities such as peeling, bubbling, knotting and rough texture. Real pearls will feel cool to the touch for the first couple of seconds before warming up against your skin. Imitation pearls will not have a coolness when you touch them, they will feel room temperature. If the pearls are completely perfect and identical in terms of shape, size, colour and surface characteristics, they are most likely not real.

What Are the Seven Factors That Determine the Price of Pearls?

  1. Size

  2. Shape

  3. Colour

  4. Luster

  5. Surface

  6. Nacre

  7. Matching

How Do I Care For My Pearls?

Wipe pearls with a very soft, clean cloth after wearing them. Pearls should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Store pearls separately from gems and metal jewellery, which may scratch their surfaces. Always apply perfume, hair products and cosmetics before putting on your pearl jewellery. Pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off.

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