Making sure your pearls stay looking beautiful is simple. Just keep them in a soft silk bag. This keeps them protected and retains their natural moisture. Pearls like to be alone, away from sharp-edged gold or diamonds that can scratch. Most of all, pearls like to be worn. The ingredients in some cosmetics and hair products can damage their delicate surface. That’s why it’s best to put your pearls on after doing your hair and make-up. When you’ve finished wearing them, wipe gently with a soft, damp cloth. It’s also a good idea to take your necklace to a jeweler regularly to have it restrung. That way you’ll be able to enjoy your pearls for years to come – and pass them on to the next generation.