The Real Pearl Necklace Pearl and Gold Plated Bar
White pearl and yellow gold plated bar necklace by The Real Pearl Company. Fastens with an ornate floral gold clasp as shown above
Based on the jewellery and accessories worn by Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin in the portrait by François, Baron Gérard NG 1496
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The best way to care for pearls is to wear them. The body's natural oils enrich the pearls and help maintain their lustre.
Avoid storing pearls in an excessively dry place as they like moist environments. Avoid all contact with the following substances: perfumes, hairspray, cosmetics, vinegar, and bleach, as they will spot or even disintegrate the porous surface of the pearl.
Wipe gently with a warm damp towel before putting pearls away to remove excessive body oils and perspiration as these are harmful to a pearl's colour.