How to Care for your Cultured Pearls
Remember cultured pearls are precious jewels and should be treated as such. Pearls and pearl jewelry should not be exposed to acid-alkali substances and high temperatures. They should also be kept from direct contact with chemical substances such as perfume, hair spray, lotions, and minerals such as oil and salt.
It is also advisable to periodically wear pearls to keep them from drying out. The body's natural oil keeps pearls lustrous. Always remove pearl jewelry when bathing. If the pearl jewelry becomes contaminated with perspiration and dirt, use a very mild soap to wash them and then rinse with clean water. Use a soft cotton cloth for drying.
Pearl Care Do's and Don'ts :
*Don't toss them in a purse or jewelry box where they can become scratched.
*Treat your pearls gently; keep them in a chamois bag or wrap them in tissue when putting them away.
*Don't expose pearls to acid-based hair spray, cosmetics or perfumes, or clean them with chemicals or abrasives.
*Do clean with a cotton cloth and only use a mild soap if absolutely necessary to clean them.
*Don't shower or bath with your pearls on.
*Do use a sterling silver cloth to clean your jewelry.
*Note: Dyed pearls are subject to fading if not properly cared for.