How to Properly Care for Your Pearls

How to Properly Care for Your Pearls
Adam Binder
Adam Binder

It doesn't get more classic than pearls. These popular keepsakes manage to be dainty and sweet, yet bold and memorable at times like a wedding. Cultured pearls are delicate and need proper care. They can not be maintained in the same way as other jewelry. Read on to find out the way to best clean and look after your pearls.

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   How to Clean Your Pearl Jewelry

  • Every time you wear your pearls, wipe your pearls with a soft cloth. this may help prevent any buildup of oils or other substances which you may come in contact with throughout your day.
  • Clean with a dampened cloth only as required . If your pearls are visibly stained, you'll want to mix an amount of lukewarm water and mild dishwashing  soap. Dip a soft cleaning cloth in it and wipe the pearls. Do not submerge a pearl necklace in water, because it will weaken the silk thread. 
  • Allow the pearls to dry all the way before storing. This helps keep the elasticity of the silk strand that holds them altogether. 
  • Take them to Golden Anvil Jewelers once a year. While you would like to wear your pearls often to keep them hydrated, all that body oil doesn't do the silk thread any favors. Ask the jewelers at Golden Anvil Jewelers to check the integrity of your pearl bracelets and necklaces once a year.
  •  Never clean pearls with a steam or ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Both of those methods are likely to wreck the outer layer of the pearl.

    Pearl Jewelry Maintenance

    Pearls are commonly passed down through generations to become a treasured family heirloom. Realize your pearls will last long enough to attain heirloom status by following these maintenance tips:

    • Last on, first off. Pearls should be the ultimate accessory for your outfit. Avoid applying any makeup, hairspray, lotion or perfume once you put your pearls on. 
    • Store them flat. While it's perfectly acceptable for many necklaces to be hung away in a cute jewelry rack, your pearl strands shouldn't be. Always store your pearl necklaces flat to keep them from stretching.
    • Dedicate an area only for your pearls. Soft pearls are susceptible to scratches, so store them separately in fabric-lined compartments. 
    • Wear your pearls often. Pearls do best during a moist environment, so wearing them frequently keeps them from drying out. Easiest. Advice. Ever.


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