How to clean pearls?

- Aug 31, 2018-

How to clean pearls?

Pearls are delicate and call for careful handling when cleaning. Unfortunately, they collect grime, dust, and other dirt. The beautiful luster of pearls will dullen from dirt caused by lotions, hair products, soaps, and grime caused by daily life.

Do NOT use jewelry cleaners for silver or gold to clean your pearls. Pearls are highly porous and dipping then in these liquids will permanently damage your pearls.

You can restore the luster and iridescence of the pearls by cleaning the pearls with a solution of mild soap and water. Wet a soft material with this solution and buff the pearls gently and dry them with a soft dry cloth.

Pearls should be stored in their own storage compartment and not with other stones or metals, as pearls can be easily scratched.

Learn more about pearls, the June birthstone.