January 02, 2023

How To Care For Pearl Jewelry

By Anna Kovalchenko
How To Care For Pearl Jewelry

Pearl jewelry is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe and proper care is essential to maintain its natural beauty. Here are a few tips on how to best care for your pearl jewelry.

How To Care For Pearl Jewelry

Tahitian Pearl Necklace

1. It’s important to know that pearls are sensitive to chemicals and other irritants, so it’s essential to take measures to protect them. When you’re not wearing your pearls, it’s best to store them in a soft cloth pouch or a jewelry box lined with felt. This will protect the pearls from abrasion and help preserve their luster.

2. Make sure to avoid getting your pearl jewelry wet or exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can cause discoloration and damage. If you get your pearls wet, dry them off quickly and lightly pat with a soft cloth.

3. Avoid contactwith makeup and hair products, as these can damage the luster of the pearls. When putting on your pearl jewelry, you should ensure that all products are already applied and dry.

4. When cleaning your pearl jewelry, use a damp cloth with a mild soap to gently wipe away any dirt or makeup. Avoid using harsh chemicals or brushes, which can damage the pearls.

5. Lastly, check your pearl jewelry regularly to make sure that the stringing is secure and that none of the knots are loose. If your pearls are strung on silk thread, have them restrung every year to prevent damage.

How To Care For Pearl Jewelry

Baroque Pearl Necklace

If you have a problem with your pearl jewelry, such as discoloration or a loose knot, it’s best to take it to a professional jeweler for repair. A professional can inspect the jewelry and make sure it is properly repaired and restored to its original condition. They can also give you advice on how to best care for your pearl jewelry in the future.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your pearl jewelry looking beautiful for years to come.