Lavender and other purple pearl jewelry

Lavender pearls and other shades of purple pearly jewelry is featured on this page. White pearls probably come to mind first when thinking of pearls but colors that can be found include black, blue, champagne, green, pink and purple. They also can be dyed black, blue, brown, green, pink, purple and yellow. There's a much more complicated way to explain the types of pearls but a rather simple way is that natural or wild pearls are formed without any human involvement. They're also very rare. Cultured pearls are formed in pearl farms with human involvement. Shapes that pearls come in are baroque, button, circle, drop, oval, pear, round and semi-round.

Pearls are beautiful but are very sensitive. Some tips on caring for your pearls: Always remember they should be the last thing to be put on. You don't want cosmetics, deodorant, hair spray or perfume to get on them. You don't wnat to expose them to ammonia, baking soda, bleach, fruit juices, laundry detergents, powdered cleansers, sweat, vinegar, anything abrasive or other harsh chemicals. Avoid jewelry cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners. You can use baby shampoo or other mild soap. Always wipe your pearls with a soft cloth moistened with water. (mineral water or distilled water is best to use) You can polish them with a soft dry cloth to keep their luster. Never store your pearls in a plastic bag and keep them separate from other jewelry so they don't get scratched. Fasten any clasps or pins so you don't run the risk of them scratching the pearls. A good way to store them is in a silk bag, velvet lined box or wrapped in some sort of soft cloft or silk.