There are so many reasons that pearls are special. But one of our favorite things unique to pearls is that as you wear them, they absorb a little bit of you. That means they’re filled with a little bit more love each time they're passed down.
We think this makes pearls extra special as an heirloom. If you’re wearing pearls passed down to you by your mother or grandmother, you’ll know that those pearls carry a little piece of her warmth.
How does this work? Pearls are made of a soft, organic material that needs and benefits from moisture - after all, they were born in the water. In fact, if you store them in a hot and dry place, it will damage them over time. A little bit of moisture keeps pearls strong and lustrous. That’s one of the reasons you’ll often hear the advice to wear your pearls regularly. When you wear your pearl jewelry, the pearls can naturally absorb a little bit of the moisture from your skin. That means you should always feel good about enjoying your pearls.
Of course, not all moisture is good for pearls. It's still important to keep your pearls safe from chemicals like lotion and perfume. If your pearls come into contact with sweat or dirt, you can simply wipe them off with a soft cloth to keep them clean.
At Little Girl’s Pearls, we love seeing pearl jewelry grow into family heirlooms and start cherished traditions. We think it’s especially sweet that pearls literally glow from contact with people. So when you pass down a piece of pearl jewelry, you’re passing down a gesture of love that you’ve nurtured with each wear. And each new person to wear those pearls adds an extra bit of love and care.
That makes pearls more than simply jewelry; they’re an embodiment of the lives of their wearers and the love they carry.