How to take care of pearls?

Cultured pearls on seashell

There is not a big precaution list to be followed in order to take care of pearls. But, still, there are some precautions which are important since great care must be taken while cleaning pearls.

  • Never clean pearls in an ultrasonic cleaner as it may damage the pearls and wash out the colour if pearls have been dyed.
  • Never clean with steam, strong detergents, bleaches, powdered cleansers, baking soda, or ammonia based cleaners.
  • Do not use toothbrushes, scouring pads, or abrasive materials to clean pearls.
  • Avoid contact with cosmetics, hair sprays and perfumes, since various chemicals present in them may destroy them.