Tuesday, April 26

Pearl Treats for Every Mom

Did you know that Mother’s Day celebrations can be tracked down to Ancient Greece? Every year, in mid-March, Greeks were organizing festivities related to the mother of Greek gods, Cybele. However, the Romans were the ones to introduce the custom of gift giving to their mothers. Their holiday, Matronalia, was dedicated to Juno, the goddess of motherhood and women in general.

In the modern world, Mother’s Day is celebrated all year round, with slight differences depending on the country and tradition. For most of us (Wikipedia says it’s more or less 100 countries), festivities take place in May.

It's also this time of the year at Love My Pearls, when we mark down most of pearls in our shop for the most special women in our lives ... our Moms! Taking her to the restaurant or offering a bouquet of favorite flowers might be a good idea, but think of treating her with something she could carry close to her heart all year long to remember that special day.


For one month, from now until May 30, each purchase of pearl jewelry from Love-My-Pearls.com for US$100 or more receives 15% off, so that you can give your Mother more for less. Imagine the look on her face when she opens the box and sees lavish pearl drop earrings or a stunning triple pearl necklace from Love My Pearls!

All you need to do is insert the discount code FORMYMOM (all capital letters) during your order checkout*. Of course, you still get to benefit from the free priority international shipping to 56 countries worldwide for any order of US$150 or more!

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If I have never said thank you for bringing me into the world I'd like to do that now.

I'm glad I've got you for a mother...
...some stranger wouldn't have
put up with me this long.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 21

Color Blocks and Pearls

Imagine Andy Warhol and Piet Mondrian launching together a clothing line. Or that we suddenly decided to recycle all national flags and turn them into tops and skirts. Color blocking is THE fashion trend of this spring and summer.

It’s all about putting together pairs of solid bold colors in an eye-catching way.  Blocking can be about matching shades of the same hue, pairing bright or muted colors, combining contrasting or complimentary tints…your creativity sets the limit!  Imagine orange pants, hot pink blouse, and nude shoes…that’s color blocking in its purest state.

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Tuesday, April 5

A quick guide on how to wear, clean, and care for your pearls

Here is a short compilation of our pearly DOs and DON'Ts. If you follow these simple rules, your pearls will look gorgeous for many years to come!

Wearing your pearls
  • Always apply perfume, hair and body cosmetics before wearing pearls;
  • Avoid contact with acidic foods such as fruit juices and salad dressings. If you want to see what happens to a pearl when exposed to acids, read our post Following in Cleopatra's Footsteps.
  • Remove your pearls before you begin your evening cleansing routines;
  • Remove pearls before showering or swimming in chlorinated water;
  • Remove your pearls before working out or doing housework.


Cleaning your pearls
  • After wearing pearls, always wipe them down with a soft, dry cloth;
  • Wash them occasionally in soapy water, and then pat them dry. It is best to use an extra mild baby soap for this purpose;
  • Never clean your pearls in an ultrasonic cleaner, it is very damaging to their surface!
  • Don’t use chemical cleaners with ammonia, bleach, or baking soda as they react chemically with the pearl surface;
  • Never clean your pearls with a toothbrush or abrasive pad.


Caring for your pearls
  • Store your pearls in a soft pouch, away from metallic jewelry, to avoid scratching them;
  • Avoid storing your pearls in extremely dry places as they may lose their shine;
  • Have your pearl necklace or bracelet restrung at least once every two years.

Caring for your pearls is essential, so with each order at Love My Pearls, you can be sure to receive a free pearl cleaning kit. Each shiny packet includes pearl  two cleaning tissues generously soaked in a gentle cleaning solution and an ultra-soft microfibre pearl polishing cloth that will give you perfect results every time.

Simply swipe your jewels using one of the moist tissues then dry them with the polishing cloth. Our kit has one advantage over soaking your pearls in a soapy water - it prevents you from wetting the pearl necklace thread too much, which keeps your strands in good condition for longer.

Do you have your own well-tested and carefree pearl care routine?
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