Each piece of Yoko London jewellery has been carefully hand-crafted from the finest materials. To ensure your Yoko London jewellery retains its beauty and lustre for many generations to come, we have put together this comprehensive guide on how to care for your pearl jewellery.
THE GOLDEN RULE
Pearl jewellery should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night. Cosmetics, hair products and perfume can all cause damage to pearls, so following this rule will help you preserve your pearls’ lustre.
We recommend storing pearls separately from other jewellery. Pearls are softer than other gemstones and can be easily scratched if it comes in to contact with other jewellery. Segmented jewellery boxes and leather pouches are perfect ways to keep your pearls separate from your other jewels.
It is recommended that you have strung pearl jewellery, such as bracelets and necklaces, restrung every 1-4 years, depending on how often the piece is worn. Keep an eye on the string; if there are signs of stretching, discolouration or fraying, have the item restrung as soon as possible to avoid the string breaking. We offer a restringing service in our London head office.
To arrange to have your pearls restrung you can simply take them to our Yoko London boutique or contact our customer service team to organise the service. Our friendly customer service team can be contacted via email on: [email protected]
The best way to keep pearls looking radiant is to wipe them gently with a clean, soft cloth when necessary. This will remove any surface dirt, keeping the pearls’ lustre visible. It is important to remember that pearls need to be treated differently to other gemstones: they should not be submerged in water, or come in to contact with any soap or detergent: this will do more harm than good.
For further advice on how to care for your pearls, please feel free to contact our customer service team, who will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you might have: [email protected] | +44 207 025 0777