Jewellery can last forever if taken good care of. Luckily, there are several things you can do yourself to care for your jewellery. It all depends on its material properties, as jewellery shouldn’t be cleaned and polished the same way – whether it is solid gold, plated gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones or pearls, each type should be cared for differently. We have collected our best tips and tricks for at home cleaning and polishing of your jewellery.
With pearls, you should
1) Create a mixture
Mix one cup of water with a few drops of shampoo (any shampoo) and stir.
2) Use a make-up brush
Dip a make-up brush in the mixture of water and shampoo and clean each pearl with the brush.
3) Rinse the pearls
Use a damp cloth to rinse the pearls. Gently rub the pearls with the cloth to rinse the mixture off.
4) Let it dry
Lay out the pearls on a soft dry cloth to let them dry
5) Preventative cleaning measures
Pearls are easily damaged, so make sure to always put them on after applying make-up and other products. Clean immediately when needed (could be from sweating or being in smoky environments).
Looking to care for a different type of metal or gem? Find more after care guides here