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The Wide World of Pearls, Our 106th Issue: How Can I Best Care For My Pearls?



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Every day we receive questions from customers all over the world about pearls. We decided to post our answers here for every one to read!


How Can I Best Care For My Pearls?


How to Care for Pearls


We Answer: 

Caring for pearls is important to maintain their beauty and luster over time. Here are some of the best ways to care for pearls:

Avoid Contact with Chemicals: Pearls are sensitive to chemicals found in perfumes, hairspray, cosmetics, and even some types of lotion. To prevent damage, put on your pearls after applying these products.

Clean Gently: Pearls should be cleaned regularly to remove any dirt or oils that may have accumulated. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe them clean. Avoid abrasive materials or harsh cleaning agents, as they can scratch the surface.

Store Properly: Pearls are relatively soft and can be easily scratched. Store them separately from other jewelry, preferably in a soft pouch or a jewelry box with compartments to prevent them from rubbing against other items.

Avoid Contact with Hard Surfaces: Be cautious when wearing pearls, as they can be easily scratched or chipped if they come into contact with hard surfaces. Avoid activities where your pearls may be subjected to excessive wear and tear.

Re-string Periodically: If you have a pearl necklace or bracelet, consider having it re-strung every few years. The silk thread used to string pearls can weaken and stretch over time, increasing the risk of breakage.

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Keep Away from Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or extreme heat can cause pearls to become discolored and lose their luster. Store them in a cool, dry place.

Wear Them Regularly: Pearls benefit from being worn regularly as the natural oils from your skin help maintain their luster. If you have a pearl necklace, wear it occasionally to keep the pearls in good condition.

Gentle Cleaning: For more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild soap or specialized pearl cleaner. Be sure to dilute the soap in warm water, dip a soft cloth or a very soft toothbrush into the soapy water, and gently clean the pearls. Rinse them with clean water and pat them dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Avoid Swimming and Showering: Do not wear your pearls while swimming in pools, hot tubs, or in the shower, as the chlorine and other chemicals can harm them.

Professional Maintenance: If your pearls have significant damage, discoloration, or other issues, it's best to consult a professional jeweler who specializes in pearls for restoration and repairs.


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