Pearls by nature are extremely fragile and must be specially cared for and cleaned. You can’t wash pearls like you do your other jewelry, they must be handled carefully to keep them in their best condition.
Fill a spray bottle with a small amount of mild soap and water. Spray a soft, lint-free cloth with the solution. Take the damp cloth and gently rub the pearl to remove dirt and oils.
Immediately pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Never submerge your pearls in liquid and avoid using abrasive cleaners that contain ammonia or other harsh ingredients.
How to Freshen Your Pearls
Pearls can quickly lose their luster due to their porous nature and must be cleaned with care. Lay your pearl jewelry on a soft cloth. Dip the end of a small, clean makeup brush into a mixture of warm water and a little bit of shampoo.
Brush the mixture over each pearl. Using a clean, damp cloth, rinse the pearls. Lay the pearls back on the cloth to dry. This will also work for other porous materials like turquoise and amber.
You’ve spent a lot on your jewelry, and you want it always to look new and keep its illustrious sparkle. Taking care of your precious and semi-precious jewelry is essential to it looking its best. Whether you wear it often or only for special occasions, you will need to clean it on a regular basis.