Archive | June 2012

Antique Pearl Jewelry – Guide before Buying

Antique Pearl JewelryAntique pearl jewelry is classified as being over 100 years old. This means that any type of pearl jewelry from the 1809’s back is considered to be antique. However, there are many others that will classify antique as being over fifty years old. There are many different styles of this type of jewelry which include Victorian, Edwardian and other styles going back to the Middle Ages. There are many different styles of jewelry that this category includes. Rings, necklaces, earrings, pins, broaches, hair ornaments and screws, as well as bracelets, cufflinks and tie tacks, just to name a few of the items that are considered under this category.

There are many different types of antique pearl jewelry that can be found and many famous makers such as Tiffany that can be included in the antique category. There are many places that sell this type of jewelry to the public and these places can be online or in a physical location. By entering search text such as antique pearl jewelry, you will soon be presented with a list of possible web sites for you to explore in order to find this particular jewelry. Many estate auctions and auction houses also sell this type of jewelry.

Now, if you have antique pearl jewelry, you may want to know how to take care of it. Well here are some ideas on how to clean this type of jewelry safely. First of all clean pears with a mild soap and water solution. Wipe your pearls with a soft lint-free cloth and never store them with other jewelry. Don’t use abrasive cleaners and keep your pearl necklaces clean by putting them on after you have applied makeup and perfume to keep them from being soiled. Make sure that you have a separate place for all pearl necklaces and jewelry.

So now you have some idea of how to clean antique pearl jewelry. Other things to remember about cleaning and storage include the following: Don’t use steam, ultrasonic cleaners, baking soda, commercial jewelry cleaners or bleaches when cleaning antique pearl jewelry. Pearl jewelry needs special care to take care of properly. By taking care of your pearl jewelry, you will be able to pass it on, if you would like or even sell it. A piece of jewelry that is taken care of properly is not only worth more, but also a beauty to behold.