How To Clean Pearl Jewelry

At Greis Jewelers, where tradition meets sophistication, we understand the sentimental and monetary value of your pearl jewelry. Our guide, crafted with the elegance and expertise synonymous with the Greis family's legacy, offers essential tips to keep your pearls pristine and lustrous.

Understanding Pearls

Pearls, the epitome of refined beauty, are organic gems requiring delicate care. Whether you cherish freshwater, saltwater, or the exquisite cultured varieties, understanding their unique nature is paramount in preserving their allure.

Preparation for Cleaning

Begin with the right tools: a soft cloth and mild soap, embodying the gentle approach needed for these treasures. At Greis, we emphasize meticulous handling to safeguard your pearls’ integrity.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process

  • Gentle Wiping: Use a soft, damp cloth to softly wipe each pearl, maintaining its radiant luster.
  • Mild Solution (if necessary): Mix a mild soap with water for deeper cleaning, carefully avoiding harsh chemicals.
  • Rinse and Dry: Rinse with clean water and lay the pearls to dry on a soft cloth, ensuring they retain their shape and sheen.

Avoid ultrasonic cleaners and harsh chemicals, as they can damage the delicate pearl surface.

Routine Care and Maintenance

Pearls should be the last thing you put on and the first you take off. This practice prevents contact with makeup or perfumes that can tarnish their splendor. We recommend regular professional cleanings, a service we proudly offer, to ensure your pearls remain a timeless treasure.

Storing Pearl Jewelry

Store your pearls in a soft pouch, separate from other jewelry to prevent scratches. Keep them in a controlled environment, safe from extreme temperatures and humidity, to preserve their elegance.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Exposing pearls to chemicals or rough handling.
  • Neglecting routine care and professional inspections.
  • These missteps can irreparably harm your pearls' beauty.

FAQs about Pearl Care

We address common queries, showcasing our expertise in pearl maintenance and cleaning, to assist you in nurturing your precious gems.


In the hands of a caring owner, pearls can last generations. We at Greis Jewelers, with our deep commitment to customer service and luxury, are here to ensure that your pearls always mirror the timeless elegance they are known for.

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Your cherished pearls, when cared for with the guidance and expertise offered at Greis Jewelers, will continue to be a testament to your sophisticated taste and our unwavering dedication to excellence.