Pearls require special care to keep their luster. They should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Avoid getting make-up, perfume or hairspray on your pearls. After taking them off, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove skin oils, cosmetics and dust. If they look dull, wipe gently with a damp cloth. Never use detergents, toothbrushes, scouring pads or steam or ultrasonic cleaners.
For gemstone, glass and crystal bead jewelry simply wipe with a damp cloth. If the piece is very dirty, wet a soft cloth, add a tiny bit of Jewelry Cleaner or detergent, wipe the piece, and rinse by wiping again with a cloth dampened with water.
May your jewelry always shine!
Lynn's musings about all facets of jewelry.