Pearls, Care and Cleaning


Pearl   pərl/ noun  

plural noun: pearls

  1. a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem.
    • an artificial imitation of this.
    • a necklace of pearls.
    • something resembling a pearl in appearance.

“the sweat stood in pearls along his forehead”

  • short for mother-of-pearl.
  • a very pale bluish gray or white like the color of a pearl.
  1. a precious thing; the finest example of something.

    pearl necklace   stringing pearls

Care and Cleaning of Your Pearl Jewelry


  • Pearls should always be the last on and the first off.   This is to protect your precious gems from the harmful chemicals in perfumes, hair spray, lotions and other body products.
  • Store your pearls FLAT and away from other jewelry. Before putting your pearls away, wipe with a soft cotton cloth or leather chamois. (maybe slightly damp).
  • To give a more thorough cleaning, use a recommended pearl cleaner and follow the directions. Never soak your pearls in water or cleaner.
  • It is recommended to wear your pearls often, as the oils from your skin will keep the luster alive.
  • Pearls are a soft gem and will become dry and brittle over time.
  • It is recommended to get your pearls restrung yearly. Silk string and knotting between each pearl is best.
  • If you are caught in the rain and your lovely string of pearls get wet, gently pat them dry. Then put them flat on a soft towel to finish drying.


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