Pearl Earrings: How To Take Care Of Them

Pearl earrings – like all other pearl jewellery – are precious and require care to ensure that you get many years of wear out of them. In today’s world, it’s just as common to see pearls worn at nightclubs as it was as common to see them at the likes of Ascot during the 20th century. So, if you’re often wearing your pearls, you should be aware of how best to take care of them and clean them. In this article, we’re going to guide you through some of the best techniques to do so.

Cleaning Your White Pearl Earrings

While all pearl earrings can become damaged and unclean, it’s never more apparent than on white pearl earrings. Due to pearls having the ability to absorb dirt and oil through their pores, it’s a good idea to give them a good, but gentle, wipe with a lint-free cloth as soon as they come off your ears. The cloth can either be damp or dry; but, if damp, allow the pearls to air dry before storing away. If the pearls are noticeably dirty, they can also be cleaned with a solution of water and mild soap – anything harsher could cause damage. Avoid anything abrasive, including cloths that could rub away the nacre coating (which is what makes a pearl so beautifully iridescent). Don’t allow them to soak in the water for more than 30 minutes and make sure to rinse your smallpearl earrings to get rid of any excess detergent. Despite their condition, your pearls should be washed once a year with warm water to remove the accumulated dirt and oil. To ensure that they don’t get damaged by any chemicals, your pearls should be the last thing to adorn you. Always put them on after you’ve applied your makeup and your perfume. The same goes for pearl necklaces, for example, which should be put on after hand creams. And, when it comes to exercising, sunbathing or going in the Jacuzzi, do take them off to protect the pearls from sweat.

Where To Buy Pearl Earrings?

If your pearls are past the point of being saved, you may be thinking about purchasing some new pearls so you can start afresh. So, where do you purchase pearl earrings? Well, auction houses are there for customers who have thousands to spend. For the rest of us, we can buy pearl earrings and the like online. This is advisable because the Internet offers a range of different coloured pearls if you want something different from the traditional white pearl. Rose gold pearl earrings are a prime example of this. At Lustrous Jewellery, we have a fascinating range of jewellery that exclusively features pearls – such as pendants, bracelets, and earrings. When purchasing any new pearls, we advise customers of not only cleaning them – but also storing them to avoid damage. It is best to keep them in a soft cloth bag or pouch of some kind. While they may fit perfectly into your jewellery box, keep in mind that airtight containers can cause the pearls to dry out and become brittle. By using a bag, this keeps the pearls (which are porous) moisturised and cool. Heat can dry them out and cause them to crack. Also, by storing them in their own bag, this protects them from being scratched by other metals or gemstones in your box. Pearls truly are precious and, due to their timeless look, can be passed down to children and grandchildren for years to come. By protecting them, you’re prolonging their lives and potential family heirlooms.

Come And See Our Fascinating Collection Of Pearl Earrings At Lustrous Jewellery

At Lustrous Jewellery, we feature some of the prettiest pearl earrings that are simple in style yet, nevertheless, endlessly eye-catching. We stock both stud and drop earrings alongside a whole range of pearl jewellery featuring the likes of rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces. We believe it is highly unlikely that you’ll find anywhere else that offers such stunning pearls at affordable prices. To find your dream design, visit us at, call us on 020 3287 6208, or get in touch via We combine the timeless style of pearls with a fresh and invigorating modern twist that is not to be missed.