How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

How to Clean Pearl Jewelry

Mixed race woman fastening pearl necklace in mirror

A strand of pearls, whether in a necklace or bracelet or a pair of pearl earrings, is a beautiful investment that can be passed down as a precious family heirloom. However, unlike other types of jewels, such as ultra-hard diamonds, pearls are incredibly delicate and easily damaged, both by not cleaning them enough and by cleaning them improperly. Never put your pearls in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner as you might with other precious stones, as it's a sure way to damage the outer layer of the pearl

Because of the way in which pearls are formed, they need extra care. To put it simply, a small seed, ...

How to care for your Emerald Jewelry

Emeralds are one of the most loved and adored gemstones. Emerald is historically one of the ‘Big 3’ Gemstones. Together, along with Sapphire and Ruby, they created more economic activity in history than all the other gemstones combined. However, as perfect and coveted these stones are, most if not all Emeralds will carry inclusions in them or ‘Surface-Reaching fractures”.


Emeralds generally have a Mohs hardness of 7.5 to 8 which makes it perfect for use in Jewelry. However, with the numerous inclusions that are retained in most Emeralds, they become brittle and easily breakable. To combat these inclusions, commercial emeralds are fracture filled. Fracture filling is to...

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