Pearls are very soft and need special care and attention. You should never store
your pearls in a jewelry box next to other jewelry, because both the box and
other pieces of jewelry can damage pearls by scratching and nicking, so keep
them in a fabric lined box or fabric pouch.
Skin produces acids that can harm your pearls, so if worn regularly pearls
should be wiped down with a soft cloth after every wear. A pearl necklace will
gradually absorb acid from the skin that will eat into the pearl causing it to
lose its luster. Wiping pearls of with either a wet or dry, soft cloth will
prevent dirt from accumulating and keep perspiration, which is slightly acidic,
from eating away at the nacre. If you desire you can even use a drop of olive
oil on your cleansing cloth to help maintain your pearls luster.
Along with being soft and easily scratched, pearls can be damaged by chemicals
and heat. Only use jewelry cleaner is clearly marked safe for pearls. Never use
ultrasonic cleanser. Never use dish or wash detergents, bleaches, baking soda or
ammonia based cleansers. Never use toothbrushes, or any other abrasive materials
to clean your pearls. Always take off your pearls before you use any cosmetics,
hair spray, and perfume. Avoid heat and dry air because both can cause pearls to
turn brown, dry out, and crack.
CULTURED PEARL CARE
To care for your cultured pearls, avoid using chemical or alcohol cleaners, nail
polish, abrasives, solvents, and polish removers while wearing them. Soft gems
like pearls should never be put in an ultrasonic cleaner. Instead, wash your
cultured pearls in very mild, soapy water.
Before storing your cultured pearls, wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to ensure
that they remain free from any harmful buildup of these compounds. Easily
scratched if bumped by other jewelry, cultured pearls are best stored in a soft
cloth pouch or in a separate, lined jewelry box.
If you wear your cultured pearl strand several times a week, consider having
your jeweler re-string it once a year to prevent strand breakage. Experts advise
using silk or nylon thread to re-string pearls, with a knot between each pearl.
Should your strand break, replace the entire cord. If the pearls are in
graduated sizes, try to keep them on the old cord to maintain the same sequence
until they are re-strung.
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