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How to clean Pearls

Another of my favourites that I love to work with are pearls, as we know they are porous and hold on to dust and dirt and easily lose their lustre, whether real, cultured or faux, you must clean them with care. Rule number one: Never soak pearls as doing so can cause the string to weaken and break.

To clean pearls, start by laying the strand on a soft cloth., dip a clean, small makeup brush into a mixture of warm water and a little mild shampoo, shake off the excess solution and go over all sides of each pearl. To finish, rinse the pearls with a clean, well-wrung damp cloth, let the strand dry flat to prevent the string from stretching.

This no-soak treatment also works well for turquoise and opals (which are also porous stones). Special pearl care cleaning kits are available include tissue sachets of cleaner and a polishing cloth to make cleaning strands of pearls easier and less tedious. however this home cleaning process works really well and will keep your pearls looking amazing, making sure they look beautiful all the time. Thank you Sharon!

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