Pearls are a June birthstone and they are the only gem found in the form they appear in as finished gems. Cultured pearls range in size, color tones, luster, and value. Large pearls from the South Seas and Tahiti can be obtained up to 25mm and larger. The largest pearls of fine quality are extremely rare and only a fortunate few will ever own them. Traditionally, pearls are made into lovely necklaces of carefully matched pearls and are a popular accessory for many women, often handed down through several generations as a family treasure.
Do not use wet solutions on your strung pearls. Use a soft cloth to gently rub away dirt and a soft toothbrush to dust between your knotted pearls. Modern professional stringing typically lasts for 3-5 years of frequent wearing but the string does wear away and stretch and will break down over time.
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