We recommend that you clean your pearls regularly. We provide a cleaning cloth and pearl cleaning instructions with every purchase.
Cleaning Your Pearls
Your pearl jewelry should be cleaned with the provided cleaning cloth or a linen cloth weekly. Dampen the cloth with purified or bottled water because tap water could include chemicals that, albeit harmless to humans, are harmful to your pearls. Gently wipe away any residue left by perspiration or cosmetics.
Do not clean your pearl jewelry by pulling on the strand and rubbing with a cloth. This puts a high amount of strain on the string and could result in breaking or stretching. Clean your pearl jewelry in a manner that puts as little strain on the strand as possible. Proper cleaning will lengthen the life of your pearls.
Using the Cleaning Cloth
*When using the cleaning cloth, lay the piece horizontally and individually rub each pearl gently. Do not dangle your pearls vertically or tug on your pearls while cleaning them. This could lead to a string break.
Long-term Care of Your Pearls
We recommend your pearl necklace be restrung once annually by a trusted jeweler. This will prevent string-breaks and prevent damage caused by an unavoidable build-up of paste generated by makeup and perspiration.
Storing Your Pearls
Store your pearls separately from other pieces of jewelry within our custom wooden packaging, buckling the clasp to prevent scratching. To prevent your pearls from drying out in arid climates (Including Central Heating) dampen the cloth covering monthly. When carrying pearl jewelry, carry it separately within a jewelry pouch.
Acidic Constitutions and Pearls
Apply cosmetics, creams, perfumes, hairsprays etc. before putting on pearls. Should food or any sort of acidic compound make contact with pearls, clean them immediately following the instructions above. Use care when using the following products around pearl jewelry, as they may damage pearls:
- Carbonated Beverages
- Chlorinated Water
- Citrus Drinks
- Cosmetic Products
- Ultra Sonic Cleaners
- Dry Cleaning chemicals
- Intense Heat