Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Mikimoto provides an essential guide to caring for your pearls
Mikimoto provides an essential guide to caring for your pearls
15
Jul '09
Since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world's first cultured pearl in 1893, Mikimoto has been dedicated to presenting only the finest quality cultured pearls. The Mikimoto sorting process and proprietary grading system assures that every customer acquires only the most superb gems and pearl jewellery.

Pearls have always been a 'chance' product of nature and initial efforts to delve into their mysteries did not yield immediate results. Many factors led to repeated failures but regardless of the many complications imposed by nature, Kokichi pledged to commit every fiber of his being to the task and he had the stubborn confidence to turn mighty nature into his ally.

The day he had been waiting for finally came on July 11, 1893. In the company of his wife Ume, he raised one of the bamboo oyster baskets out of the water, opened one of the oysters, and there, inside the shell, he discovered a shining pearl. This was the first time in history that a human being had ever created a pearl.

The pearls that most of us wear today are cultured pearls; their existence is initiated by humans who insert a bead or any other object into an oyster clam. The clam then coats the object with nacre, the finish that gives pearls their unique appearance. The depth of nacre depends on many factors but as the nacre thickness increases, so does the quality of the pearl.

"The surface of a pearl is soft and is easily damaged. Pearls set in rings and bracelets are more subject to scuffing and scratching than pearls set in brooches, earrings, necklaces or strands. A pearl ring or bracelet should be considered a special-occasion piece, not for daily wear and definitely not to be worn while working with the hands. Because they are an organic gem, pearls require more specialised care than most other gems.” said Jeremy Burbanks, Mikimoto European and Middle East Sales Manager.

Pearl jewellery always complements a woman's personality and in order for them to last you a lifetime you must take good care of it. Since pearls are natural creations, they contain calcareous crystals, water and protein. Hence they are sensitive to acids and other chemicals and tend to get dry over time.

The following are a few ways you can keep those pairs of earrings safe and clean:
• It is a good idea to clean the pearls every night. Always fasten clasps and pins so that chains do not get tangled and jewels do not get scratched from rubbing against one another. Then lay each item out separately, one by one. If you carry your jewelry around, be sure to put it into a jewellery pouch.
• If substances such as cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume adhere to your jewels, they will lose their radiance, absorbing dirt and dust and causing alteration or loss of colour. Be sure to put on your jewellery after you do your make-up, and to wipe your jewellery with a soft cloth after use.
• No matter how carefully you take care of your jewelry, small parts may still come loose. It is recommended that you carefully check such parts as the hooks that support the jewels, the clasps of necklaces, the screws of earrings and brooch pins.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Pantone

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Pantone unveils polyester standards

Pantone, provider of professional colour standards for the design...

Interviews View All

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search