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FAQ

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens - Grace Kelly

 

What determines a pearls quality?

Luster is the amount of light a pearl reflects from both its surface glow and the deep reflection of its inner light. The better the quality of the pearl, the more superior its luster.


While size does not affect the quality of cultured pearls, it does affect the price. Large pearls are very time consuming and difficult to cultivate, their rarity makes them more valuable. 


Rest assured only the highest quality pearls with the most luster make it in to Eriko's range of jewellery.

How do I care for my new pearls?

Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid and alkaline. To preserve your pearls glow avoid letting them come into contact with cosmetics, hair spray, or perfume as much as possible.


Always put on your jewellery as a final touch, after applying cosmetics and styling hair. The pearl's luster can also be harmed by prolonged exposure to perspiration.

To prevent this, wipe them gently with a soft cloth before returning your pearls to the jewellery box.

How should I store my pearls?

Pearls are remarkably cohesive and shock-resistant, but, may be scratched by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones. To prevent tangles and scratches, fasten clasps and pins, then lay each item out separately in a compartmentalized jewellery box.

When carrying jewellery, use a protective pouch. Leaving pearl jewellery in a box for long periods may cause pearls to dehydrate, so please enjoy them frequently.

There is a saying that "pearls want to be worn," and why wouldn't they?