How to Clean Pearls


0:01 Hi, my name is Rachel Youens of straight fashion site and a free lance fashion

0:06 reporter and today we're going to talk about how to clean your pearls. Now the first step

0:11 we're going to talk about is just to be proactive and that is not to expose your pearls to perfumes,

0:18 oils, overly sweaty skin 'cause pearls are natural, they're really vulnerable to picking

0:23 up on oils and chemicals so that's going to cause discolorations. We're going to take

0:27 our first step and try to keep them from getting dirty at all. The next step we're going to

0:32 do is cleaning them. What we're going to do is use and extremely mild soap. What I'm going

0:39 to recommend is Johnson and Johnson's baby soap. It's got very few chemicals on it, it's

0:44 very pure and you're just going to use a slight amount of it. Don't at all use any kind of

0:49 abrasive material, the type of soaps that you might use for tarnish, stuff like that,

0:56 is going to damage the natural pearl. It's very sensitive to abrasives. Also chemicals,

1:01 this isn't the type of soap you're going to want to use with; detergents or bleaches.

1:07 Try to find the purest soap you can and that's why I'm recommending the baby soap. So you're

1:12 just going to take some slightly warm water, pour it in. I've already put my soap in the

1:17 bottom there and pour it in. Let those mix and then you're just going to let your pearls

1:27 soak for a bit. And after they've cleaned up, again, with the lack of abrasions, you're

1:39 going to want to use an extremely soft cloth and you're doing, going to just rub the pearl

1:44 a little bit. And even things like a towel might be just slightly too abrasives to keep

1:49 the pearls intact. So just with little tender love, you can keep your pearls clean.