How To Care for Pearl
Quality pearls are very durable, but proper care is necessary to keep them
beautiful and lustrous. Here are important tips to care for your pearls.
Gently wipe the pearls with a warm, damp cloth to remove body oils or dirt
(which may harm the colors) before putting them away.
Pearls should be stored away from other objects or jewelry that may scratch
the pearls’ surface. Wrap the pearls in linen, soft cloth, or place in a soft
pouch. Do NOT store pearls in an airtight package such as a plastic bag because
pearls need moisture. If the environment is too dry, the pearls may crack. If
placing the pearls in a safety deposit box or in a hot environment, leave a damp
Wash pearls periodically with mild soap (NOT detergent) and a soft cloth.
When finished washing the pearls, rinse them in clean water and wrap them in a
thin, damp cotton towel to dry. If the pearls are especially dirty, wipe the
pearl with acetone polish remover. Acetone will not hurt pearls. DO NOT use
jewelry cleaners with ammonia or vinegar in them.
Keep pearls away from chlorine bleach, vinegar, ammonia, hair spray, perfume,
and cosmetics, as these substances will damage the pearl surface. Make sure to
put pearls on after finished spraying perfume or hair spray and putting on
makeup. Also, remove pearls before exercising to keep them away from
perspiration. Be very careful with substances as they will eat holes in the
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