Clean the pieces with a flannel or cotton cloth just after having worn them, to remove residues of cosmetics and transpiration. You may also use neutral soap and cold water, but do not soak the pieces. Rinse well and dry them using a soft cloth or soft paper tissue. Do not wash pearl bracelets and necklaces, as the humidity rots the silk thread. Pearls and mother-of-pearls improve their shine if slightly rubbed with olive oil or almond oil.
No two pearls are alike, and one of the factors that makes each different is its surface quality. Virtually no pearl is perfect, and any flawless specimens are treasures….