A selection of pearls is displayed 

 Keep your pearls looking their best.

The nacre covering a pearl is soft. It can be damaged by chemicals, acids, heat or rough materials.

Avoid commercial jewellery cleaners or cleaning in an Ultrasonic cleaner, steam cleaners, detergents, bleaches, baking soda, or ammonia based cleaners.

SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP PEARLS LOOKING THEIR BEST

  • Avoid chemicals, acids, heat or rough materials that damage the soft outer layer of pearl nacre.
  • Avoid commercial jewelry cleaners including ultrasonic, steam, detergents, bleaches, baking soda, or ammonia-based cleaners
  • Don’t wear pearls in chlorinated pools.
  • Apply cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume before putting on pearls. 
  • Wipe pearls clean with a damp or dry soft cloth. Avoid plastic bags for storage, which can dry out the pearls.
  • For strands of pearls, including bracelets and necklaces, the strand also needs care: Silk is a natural fiber that stretches when wet. If this happens, place the strand on a moist cloth and let it dry. When the cloth is dry, the pearl strand should also be dry. Check before wearing the strand. Eventually, silk-strung pearl strands will need restringing. Over time, the natural silk fiber stretches with wear. The timing for restringing depends on the style of the strand and how often it is worn. 
  • If unsure, get a professional opinion. Or inquiry at inquiries@vickiwestgatefinejewellery