How to Clean Jewelry
Freshen your pearls
Because theyre so porous, pearls can easily lose their luster. Whether real, cultured, or faux, they must be cleaned with care. First lay the strand on a soft cloth. Dip a clean, small makeup brush into a mixture of warm water and a little shampoo, and go over each pearl. To finish, rinse the pearls with a clean, wellwrung damp cloth. Let the strand dry flat to prevent the string from stretching. This nosoak treatment is also good for turquoise, another porous stone.