Pearls are an organic gem and they require specific care that will protect them for a very long time. They can be harmed by contact with many chemicals found in household cleaners, perfumes, cosmetics and hair care products of all kinds.
Always use only jewellery cleaners that are labelled as safe for Pearls. Never clean your pearls with anything containing chlorine bleach, vinegar or ammonia. Also avoid using dish or laundry detergents, bleaches, powdered cleansers, or baking soda to clean your pearls. To clean pearls, wipe with a soft cloth moistened with water.If something spills or drips on your pearls, give them a good soak in lukewarm water with gentle natural soap (not detergent). Rinse well and allow drying wrapped in a cotton cloth, and then wear them to return some oils from your skin to the pearls. Never use any type of ultrasonic cleaner or steam clean them.