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Sleeping with pearl dangle earrings?

KLC

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I recently received a gorgeous pair of 7.5mm freshwater pearl and citrine dangle earrings. I understand that it's not advisable to sleep or shower with pearls due to the silk strings being rather delicate. Does the same apply to 14K gold pearl earrings?
 

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Shower products like shampoo or soap are also a concern. If they’re comfortable, you could sleep in them, but I’d avoid getting bath products on them. Sometimes I can’t even sleep in my studs so I think comfort would be the limiting factor!
 

KLC

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Shower products like shampoo or soap are also a concern. If they’re comfortable, you could sleep in them, but I’d avoid getting bath products on them. Sometimes I can’t even sleep in my studs so I think comfort would be the limiting factor!
Thanks! They're quite comfortable. My only concern was in damaging the pearls. They're my first pearls so I wasn't sure how delicate the pearls themselves would be. I'll definitely remove them before showering etc. Thank you again!
 

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Pearls should not be exposed to chemicals. Activities like showering in pearls should definitely be avoided due to chemicals in the shampoo and soaps etc.

You should never allow your pearls to be put in an ultrasonic cleaner

pearls should be the last items put on to wear, after all makeup, hairspray, etc.

Then they should be the first items off when you are done. Wipe them down with a soft dry microfiber cloth to remove oils etc and then store them in a non-airtight location

This will help keep your pearls looking great for a long time.
 

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Pearlescence

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The biggest risk would be losing one down the drain as you wash your hair or whatever
 
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I recently received a gorgeous pair of 7.5mm freshwater pearl and citrine dangle earrings. I understand that it's not advisable to sleep or shower with pearls due to the silk strings being rather delicate. Does the same apply to 14K gold pearl earrings?
May we see them please ? =)2
 
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pearlsngems

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I would not sleep in pearl earrings. They are soft, and over time the surface may be abraded by rubbing against the pillow.

I wouldn't shower in pearl earrings either, not only because of the chemicals in water and hair and bath products, but also because the minerals present in hard water can combine with soaps to form scum.
 
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Skyjems

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There is a risk of scratching the pearls, and the risk of the earrings getting caught on a pillowcase.

Although they should be fine to sleep with from time to time, I would advise that you take them off at night before you remove your make-up (make up remover can damage them) and put them back on after you finish showering and have finished putting on your potions and lotions and perfume.

Enjoy, they are beautiful!
 
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