How to Care for Pearl Jewelry?

As classic as diamonds, pearls can’t be wrong for any occasion. However, pearls are an exceptionally sensitive gemstone, proper care tips will be necessary to keep your pearl jewelry beautiful and lustrous. 

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How to Clean Pearl Jewelry?

1, Wipe your pearls with a soft cloth after every wear. 

Perspiration could damage pearl’s luster. Wipe them after every use could remove any buildup oils and sweat. This will help preserve their luster.

2, Clean with a damp cloth and soapy water. If soft cloth can’t remove the dirt, mix a solution of warm water and few drops of mild dish soap. Dip a soft cloth into the water and gently wipe the pearls. Never put the whole necklace into water, as it could weaken the thread. 

3, Air-dry the pearls after cleaning

Before storing or wearing your pearls, you should let them dry thoroughly. Wet thread could easily absorb dirt or grime. Elasticity of the thread could also be weakened if it is not dried thoroughly.

How to Maintain Pearl Jewelry?

Pearls aren’t as tough as other gemstones, so extra care is needed to maintain and make them last. The following tips are the basic rule of pearl wear:

1, Last on, first off. This means that pearls will be always the last thing to put on, and the first thing to take them off when you undress. They should be worn after you put on lotions, perfume, or hair spray. As these chemicals could do harm to pearls. Do not sleep, shower or bathe while wearing your pearls

2, Store them flat. Don’t hang your pearl necklaces/bracelets on a jewelry rack like other necklaces. To prevent them from stretching, you should store your pearl necklaces flat.

3, Give them enough space. Soft pearls can be scratched easily, so store them separately. You can even store them in a soft cloth pouch 

4, Keep them in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight.

5, Wear pearls often. Pearls were born in water and they do best when they are in a moisture environment. So wear them often to keep them from drying out. 

6, Inspect them before putting them on. If you wear them often, inspect them often. This way you can catch any problems early and take actions to fix them. 

Should you wear pearl jewelry everyday?

If you can take care of your pearl jewelry well, you can wear them everyday. But if you are a careless person, you might want to just save them for special occasions. It is said that pearls plays a strong role in healing art traditions. For those people who seek to find beneficial effect from gemstones, they think pearls can do good to hearts, lungs, liver and kidney systems. It was also shown in researches that wearing pearls can help improve your mental well-being. So wearing pearls everyday could make you happy if you think they are meaningful. 

How often Should I Clean My Pearl Jewelry?

Pearls should be wiped with a soft cloth after every use. And they should be cleaned with a mix of warm water and mild dish soap when you find the dirt can’t be easily removed. Take them to your jeweler once a year to give them a thoroughly safe cleaning. 

How Long does Pearl Jewelry Last?

Pearls are not as tough as other gemstones, but they can look as good as new in 50 years if they were worn often proper care is taken. 

Are Freshwater Pearls Cultured Pearls?

Yes. Almost all real pearls sold today on the market are cultured pearls, including freshwater pearls.

Now that you know how to care for your pearl jewelry, here is some tips on how to wear pearls casually. You might be interested. 

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