If you own a pearl jewelry, it's important to take good care of them. Quality pearls are very durable, but proper care is necessary to keep them beautiful and lustrous. Here you will find out important tips to care for your pearls.
As with most jewelry, pearls should be kept free from perspiration, cosmetics, lotion , dust and dirt. Particularly harmful is the effect of perspiration on the color and the surface of pearls. Make sure to put pearls on after finished spraying perfume or hairspray and putting on makeup.
Gently wipe the pearls with a soft piece of warm, damp cloth to remove body oils or dirt (which may harm the colors) after use,.
Pearls should be stored away from other 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 a plastic bag or other airtight package because pearls need moisture. The pearls may crack if the environment is too dry,. Leave a damp cloth nearby if placing the pearls in a safety deposit box.
Wash pearls periodically with mild soap (not detergent) and a soft cloth. After that rinse them in clean water and wrap them in a thin, damp cotton towel to dry. Wipe the pearl with acetone polish remover ff the pearls are especially dirty. Do not use jewelry cleaners with ammonia or vinegar in them.
Restring pearls once a year if worn often. Most jewelry stores will be able to do the re-stringing for you without any difficulty. Be sure to have each pearl knotted separately. Knotting serves to keep the pearls from rubbing against each other, as well as preventing the loss of many pearls should the necklace break.