Pearl accessories makes a lovely, timeless addition to any woman’s jewelry collection.
Pearls are sensitive gemstone, need to avoid exposing your pearls to any chemical that could scratch the surface deteriorate the calcium carbonate.
 

Daily Care
 

  • Put your pearls on last and take them off first. As an organic gem composed of calcium carbonate, pearls are more vulnerable to the chemicals found in cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume. Dress, style your hair, apply your make-up, and spray on your perfume before you put on any pearl jewelry.
     

  • Gently wipe your pearls with a soft cloth after you remove them for the day. Removing your sweat from the pearls after each use helps preserve their luster.
     

  • Immediately wipe your pearls clean with a soft cloth if they get exposed to acid. 
     

  • Avoid long-term exposure to strong light or heat above 140°F (60°C). These elements can dry out your pearls, causing them to crack.​

Cleaning
 

  • Gently apply a baby shampoo or another mild soap using a soft manicure brush. Hard brush might cause scratches.
     

  • Clean pearls with a soft cloth. Only use mineral water or distilled water to rinse your pearls. Standard tap water contains chlorine and other chemicals that can damage the surface of your pearls.
     

  • Polish your pearls with a dry, soft cloth to maintain their luster.
     

  • Avoid jewelry cleaners or ultrasonic cleaners. These are too rough and will damage your pearls.

Storage
 

  • Store your pearls in a manner that prevents them from getting scratched. Keep them separate from other pieces of jewelry, and avoid excessively dry conditions.
     

  • Consider storing your pearls in a silk bag, velvet-lined box, or satin-lined pearl folder. Some plastics can emit a chemical that, over time, will cause your pearls to deteriorate.
     

  • Store pearl strands flat to avoid stretching out the string. Avoid hanging them.
     

  • Keep your pearls stored in a jewelry box or other case. Avoid jewelry boxes with windows that expose your jewelry to light. Long-term exposure to sunlight can cause your pearls to turn yellow.

Silver is a versatile metal with a soft luster that makes for beautiful jewelry.  If develop tarnish, stains, or scratches. It can also be a bit intimidating to try to clean silver pieces because they are so delicate. However, you don't have to be a professional or use expensive tools to clean your silver yourself.

Cleaning
 

  1. Soak your jewelry in a solution of warm soapy water. With a soft bristled toothbrush, wash away all the accumulated grime and oil taking care to be gentle always.
     

  2. Rinse with clean tap water and pat dry gently and thoroughly with a lint free cloth.
     

  3. Use any white tooth powder to get your jewelry to a buff shine. Take a small tray, sprinkle some tooth powder on it, place one jewelry piece on it, take a clean cotton ball dust some powder on it too, and polish away. Soon you will see the tarnish disappearing and your silver sparkling as new.
     

  • Give glass cleaner a try. Spray some glass cleaner directly onto a soft cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush.[9]Use the cloth to clean the silver, and then either rinse the piece under warm water or wipe off the excess cleaner with a damp cloth.
     

  • Dry and buff the silver with a soft cloth.

Preventing Tarnish
 

  • Keep the silver away from substances that will cause tarnish. Anything that contains sulfur will cause silver to tarnish. To prevent this from happening, keep your silver away from things like:Sweat, Rubber and latex, Food items like mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, and onions, Wool, Lotions, creams, and beauty products.
     

  • Store your silver somewhere cool, dark, and dry. Store silver away from direct and indirect sunlight to prevent the sun from causing it to tarnish.
     

  • Wrap it up. To store silver, seal individual pieces in sealable plastic bags. Push out as much of the air as you can before closing the seal. This will prevent the other metals in the sterling silver from oxidizing.

Brass jewelry has an attractive, moderate sheen, but when it starts to get dirtied and tarnished, that sheen will look less and less impressive. More often than not, a simple cleaning with water and soap can remove ordinary dirt acquired from frequent use. If your brass jewelry has begun to tarnish or look dull, however, you may need to use more advanced cleaning techniques.

Basic Cleaning
 

  1. Plug your sink. The water and soap will make the jewelry more slippery than normal. If the jewelry slips from your hands as you work, it could be lost down the drain if you do not plug the sink before you start.
     

  2. Run your jewelry under hot water. Use your fingers or a soft bristled toothbrush to lightly scrub away any visible dirt particles as you rinse. Scrub gently in case scratch the brass. If you cannot get the dirt out of interior chain links or other small crevices, stuck-on dirt can usually be loosened by soaking.
     

  3. Fill a small bowl with hot water and soap. Use a very mild soap, like a mild dishwashing detergent. Anything harsher could cause damage to the brass. Scented or specially formulated soaps can leave a film that can ruin the sheen of the brass. 
     

  4. Soak for five to ten minutes. As it soaks, dirty particles that are caught inside chains or other crannies should be loosened and lifted away from the surface of the jewelry.
     

  5. Gently scrub the jewelry. Use a clean, soft cotton cloth and scrub the jewelry underwater. Use your thumb to move the cloth along the jewelry in small, circular motions, focusing on the edges of the jewelry more than the interior. Do not press down too firmly.You can also use a soft bristled toothbrush instead of cloth.
     

  6. Rinse the jewelry again. Run each brass piece under warm water to remove any soap residue. Make sure that your sink is still plugged before doing so.

Cleaning with Lemon Juice
 

  • Dip a soft cloth or soft toothbrush into a little lemon juice. The acidic lemon juice can remove dirt and return a bit of lost shine to your brass.
     

  • Rub the lemon juice onto the jewelry. Use gentle, circular motions, as though polishing the piece.
     

  • Wipe the jewelry clean. Use a damp cloth, rather than a dry cloth. It is important that you remove all the lemon juice from the jewelry, since allowing acidic lemon juice to sit on brass too long can actually damage it.
     

  • Dry with a soft cloth. Remove as much water from the jewelry as possible with a dry cotton cloth. If there is any water you cannot remove, allow the piece to air dry until that water dries up.

Cleaning Tarnish with Ketchup
 

  1. Apply a bit of ketchup to a clean, soft cloth. A little dab should be enough to take care of most small to moderately-sized jewelry, from rings to bangle bracelets to choker necklaces.
     

  2. Rub the ketchup over the brass jewelry. Focus on the areas covered with tarnish. The acid from the tomatoes should be strong enough to dissolve the tarnish but too weak to damage the brass.
     

  3. Wipe the ketchup off. Use a dry cloth to remove most of the ketchup. Follow with a damp cloth.
     

  4. Buff the jewelry clean with a dry cloth. Use gentle, circular motions.

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