Pearls are a versatile fashion item and a gorgeous addition to your jewelry collection. However, to maintain their beauty, you need to understand how to take care of them properly.
Although their compact crystalline structure makes them very durable, pearls are soft by nature, and this truth cannot be overlooked. It’s easy to scratch them, and any simple contact with skin oils can cause them to deteriorate. It’s therefore important to clean your pearls regularly.
Steps To Clean Your Pearls
1. Get A Very Soft Cloth
Choose either a clean rag or a jewelry cloth, preferably one made from bamboo, cotton, or velvet fabric. Avoid linen, jersey, net, and georgette, as well as any abrasive material when cleaning pearls to avoid scratching them.
2. Dampen Your Cloth with Soapy Water
Mix a few drops of mild detergent or soap with lukewarm water. Dip the soft cloth in it and then use it to wipe the pearls gently. It’s crucial that you don’t soak your pearls in the solution to avoid damaging the strand’s string and the nacre.
3. Use Another Clean Soft Cloth to Wipe Off the Soap
Dampen another soft cloth in clean water, and then wipe off each pearl to get rid of any soap residue.
4. Allow The Pearls to Air Dry
Place your pearls on a clean, soft cloth and allow them to dry thoroughly for several hours.
How To Store Your Pearls
Always avoid storing your pearls in airtight spaces or sealed plastic bags. These cut off the free circulation of moisture and air, creating a dry environment. As the pearls begin to dry out, they lose their color and become increasingly brittle.
It’s important to store them flat without hanging them to prevent damage to the string as well as keep it from stretching. Ensure that you also don’t store them with other jewelry, as they could be damaged.
Conclusively, cleaning your pearls regularly helps them to maintain their shiny appearance. It’s, however, crucial to also take them to a professional cleaner once in a while to ensure safe and efficient cleaning. At Diamonds LTD., we offer professional cleaning and repair service, leaving your pearls looking beautiful again.