I've bought some new Akoya pieces lately, and I am wondering how often you can wear Akoya without ruining them immediately. I've read that the nacre can come off with daily wear on an item like an Akoya necklace, and obviously I don't want that to happen. How long does that take to happen usually? Ideally, of course, I'd like to have my pearls last a lifetime, but I also want to enjoy them. I'm assuming that a necklace would take wear pretty badly, a ring would be worst, and earrings you could get away with for the most part, but I don't really want to find out by trial and error. I am hoping to get the Pearl Paradise Freshadama set next time my budget allows (or hopefully my boyfriend will take the hint...) but until then I want to wear some Akoyas without ruining them. Any advice? I know nothing about pearl care and want to make the most of my pearls!