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Hot,sticky weather & wearing pearls

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Brilliant_Rock
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I love wearing my new Hanadama pearls but I have read not to wear them if you are going to be sweating. With summer approaching & long hot days ahead I expect I shall be getting a little sweaty! Does this mean that we will be damaging our pearls if we wear then daily?
I wipe mine down daily with a micro-fibre cloth dampened with pearl cleaning spray. Can I wear them on hot days or leave them off until the days cool down?
 

Pearlescence

Brilliant_Rock
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Wear them whenever you want. But they may feel too heavy on the three days of the English summer(!). Consider a station necklace for hot times - much lighter. Or earrings and bracelet combo is nice once we find we have arms again.
 

dk168

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I don't like to wear anything around my neck when it is hot and sticky, definitely not a strand of pearls, the most I would wear is a pendant on a chain.

Personal preference and all that.

DK :))
 

MakingTheGrade

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I’ve been wearing a baby akoya bracelet 24/7 since January. Showers, working out, sleep etc. 2 months isn’t much time at all but so far they look the same or even better than my baby akoya necklace strand that I wear intermittently heh.

Personally I plan to wear pearls in the summer, through sweat and sunscreen and wash/wipe appropriately. No point having them if I can’t enjoy them!
 

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I’ve been wearing a baby akoya bracelet 24/7 since January. Showers, working out, sleep etc. 2 months isn’t much time at all but so far they look the same or even better than my baby akoya necklace strand that I wear intermittently heh.

Personally I plan to wear pearls in the summer, through sweat and sunscreen and wash/wipe appropriately. No point having them if I can’t enjoy them!

I love your passion for pearls! I just hope I don't ruin mine if they get sweaty because I love them:kiss2:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I was reading some thing just yesterday that Google threw at me about sweat and peaels

i would have though only peeps with acidic skin would have to worry ?

Its braclete i can't stand in the heat

And boo hiss humility
 

pearlsngems

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Everyone's skin is acidic-- just some people more than others. It's called the acid mantle and has its own Wikipedia page:


"The acid mantle is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.[1] Sebum is secreted by the sebaceous gland and when mixed with sweat becomes the acid mantle. The pH of the skin is between 4.5 and 6.2, slightly acidic.[2][3] Since blood is slightly alkaline (7.4), pathogenic bacteria that become adapted to the pH of the skin and are able to reach internal tissues will encounter an environment to which they are less well adapted. This combination of acidic exterior and alkaline interior is one of the body's non-specific host defenses against bacterial pathogens"
 

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Brilliant_Rock
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Not to be an enabler- but maybe create a summer collection of budget friendly pearls for those very hot days just in case?

I do have some nice lilac freshwater pearls & a strand of Akoyas that are not the best I've ever seen, so perhaps I'll wear those & see what happens to them in hot sweaty weather. Such a shame, as I really want to wear my lovely new Hanadamas but I don't want to ruin them!
 
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