18″ Orange and White Freshwater Pearl Necklace: 18″ Orange and White Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 7-7.5mm pearls. Hand strung, double knotted and finished with sterling silver clasp.The perfect accessory for University of Tennessee sports fan. Spirit Pearl® also offers a matching earrings and bracelet. Designed for UT Fans. GO VOLS!
Care Instructions for Orange and White Freshwater Pearl Necklace:
Freshwater pearls are delicate and will easily scratch if stored next to other jewelry. To prevent damage always store your pearls in a jewelry pouch.
Simply wipe with a soft cloth, chamois or microfiber jewelry cloth either dry or damp, to remove any skin oils or dirt. A drop of olive oil on the cloth can be used to help maintain the luster.
Your Spirit Pearls will stay cleaner if you put them on after you’ve applied your makeup and perfume. Be sure to take off your pearl rings before you apply hand and body creams. Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents. Don’t put pearl jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner. Don’t use abrasive cleaners or rub pearls with abrasive cloth.
About Freshwater Pearls:
Freshwater pearls are created in mussels lakes or ponds and tend to be more irregular in shape and more varied in color than saltwater pearls. Freshwater pearls sell for less mainly because they are more abundant and have more variations that naturally occur during their development.
The value of a freshwater pearl is based on its shape, size, color and luster of the nacre. Because the freshwater pearl was started with human assistance it is still considered to be a cultured pearl. Freshwater pearls come in variety of colors and shapes. Naturally occurring colors are cream, pink, peach, lavender and white. Any dark or bright colors are enhancements from irradiating or dying. Both of these processes are safe for the user and wear well.
Curious if your pearls are real? The easiest way test for authenticity (but not always reliable) is to rub the pearls lightly along the biting edge of your upper front teeth. If they feel gritty or sandy, they are real pearls. If they feel smooth, they are probably imitations.