The Ultimate Guide to Pearls

2 MIN READ | by Fatema Haji on Jul 7, 2021
2 MIN READ | by Fatema Haji on Jul 7, 2021

Is there a natural jewel more classic than the pearl?

Both a timeless gem and the closest we’ll get to buried treasure, these beauties are found hidden within tightly-shut shells of pink oysters. Pearls can only be formed when matter (such as a stone or parasite) is embedded in an oyster’s soft tissue. Now that’s what we call a successful rags-to-riches story.

Want to know more on the meaning and symbolism of pearls? Have a read of our blog post: A History of Rebel Pearls.

What are freshwater pearls?

Freshwater pearls are natural, formed in freshwater and partial to a little TLC to keep them looking as new as the day they came out of the oyster. At Motley, we know it’s important to look good and do good, which is why all of our pearls are freshwater and sustainably-sourced

How do I look after my pearls?

It’s tempting to slip on a string of pearls and make every moment an event, but these gems are alkaline – acids are their sworn enemy. Be sure to take off your pearls before washing up, getting into water or working up a sweat – perfume, moisturiser and fake tan are not their friends. Make sure you give your pearls a wipe if any alien acids come their way.

Motley Blog | The Ultimate Guide to Pearls Motley Blog | The Ultimate Guide to Pearls