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The Good Guys Capalaba
Pearls are made of an organic material so
they are quite soft and need special care.
Whether you have freshwater or South Sea
pearls, all pearls need to be taken care of in the
same way. The main threats to them are
Put your pearls on last! Always remember to
put them on after you have applied all your
makeup, creams, hair spray and perfume, as the
chemicals will damage them.
After wearing your pearls wipe them down
with a dry, soft cloth to remove any excess body
oil or cosmetics.
Do not wear or put your string of pearls away
when wet. Always lay them out flat to dry.
Store your pearls in a soft and cool place. Don't
hang strings. Don't store your pearls with other
jewellery as they scratch easily.
Your pearl necklaces and bracelets should be
re-strung periodically so that the thread doesn't
break. Check them by holding up the strand and
if the pearls can move up and down on the
thread, it is time to get them re-strung.
Don't risk washing your pearls yourself as they
get a major professional clean as part of the re-
stringing process done by your jeweller.
For pearl rings always take them off before
using soap or cream. When taking off a pearl ring
hold the metal and not the pearl. This will reduce
contact with oil from your skin and loosening of
Don't use an ultrasonic or steam to clean
pearls. Never rub or use anything abrasive on
your pearls ie toothbrushes, rough cloth. Avoid
wearing pearl jewellery when cleaning the
house, gardening and swimming. Keep your
pearls away from vinegar, ammonia, chlorine and
We can organise professional cleaning and re-
stringing of your pearls. If you have questions
about pearls or any other jewellery subject,
please come in for a chat.
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My first job: Pushing trolleys for Jack the Slasher (a discount
supermarket from the 80s where as a customer you had to write the
price of the goods on the products yourself with a black pen you
collected on the way in).
The place I would most like to visit: I have been told Mauritius is a
place that has a culture of understanding, tolerance and respect of
the different cultures that make us stronger as a global community.
My wife Katrina and I also love the look of the islands and beaches
Mauritius has to offer so we are planning that trip for our 10th
wedding anniversary in 2016.
The car I drive: I have never really been a car guy. However one
thing that I do believe that is consistent with most guys whether
they are car guys or not is that we all like to have acceleration there
when we need it (the boy in all of us that never grows up) so while
it's not a Ferrari I find my Mazda 6 gives me that with stacks of other
features for the reasonable price.
My favourite food: I enjoy most foods and my good friends and
wife know where I am concerned I always have a permanent
appetite no matter what time of day. If I had to pick a favourite it
would be have to be most types of seafood (bugs, lobster, prawns,
crab etc) followed very closely by a good thai curry.
My favourite word: As overused as it might be -- passion. Purely
because in all walks of life/careers/goals, without it life can be a bit
My favourite song: Too many to mention as all time favourites
however, right now it would be Funhouse (Pink). Probably helps that
my wife and I have just been to her concert and we thought she
was awesome. Now I just can't get the song out of my head.
My favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption and Tom Hanks is one
of my favourite actors because of his ability to play such diverse
My favourite television show: I don't get the opportunity to watch
a lot of TV, however the NCIS/CSI type shows along with the footy
on a Friday night are my main wind down shows.
The person who most inspires me: When it comes to inspiration I
couldn't think of any one individual who inspires me the most,
however I can think of many
relationships I have that inspire me on
different levels including family, friends
and work .The people who inspire me
the most are those who face major
adversity and find the strength to
either overcome or face that
adversity with integrity, humility and
My best trait: I make a deliberate
effort to be a good listener. I am sure
my wife would say she is not always
the recipient of this trait but I know
she would say I do try.
My worst trait: I am not very good
with the detail so I always have to have
someone around me who is. Fortunately
for me I married an amazing woman
who is exceptional in this area.
What I would like to change: I am not
sure I would change too much as I really do
feel quite blessed to be living the life I have.
Where I like to holiday: Always like to try
somewhere new for holidays. In summer a
place with good food, good beaches and good
location for activities like riding a bike, tennis,
golf etc. In winter somewhere with a fireplace,
good food (told you I had a permanent
appetite) and good spot for reading
books, watching DVDs.
How I like to relax: Just hanging out with my
family - my wife, 4 children and 1
granddaughter. Playing tennis, golf, soccer or any other sport that
involves a ball and exercise.
What saying would I like to be remembered for? My family is my
first priority. Life is short, take some risks. Have integrity in
everything you do.
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