Pearl Care Information

Pearls are the world's only organic gems, which means special attention is required to ensure that pearls will stay beautiful and will last a lifetime.

  • The best advice we can give you is to wear your pearls as often as possible -- the body's natural oils keep pearls lustrous.
  • Beware of perfumes, makeup, hairspray, and household cleaners such as dish washing or hand soaps as their chemical properties can damage your pearl. Put on your perfume or hairspray first, let it set for a few minutes, then put on your pearls.
  • After wearing pearls, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove any traces of cosmetic products or body sweat.
  • To shine pearls, you can put a few drops of olive oil, coconut oil or monoi oil on the pearls, and then wipe them with a soft cloth to remove the excess oil.
  • Pearls should be stored separately from other jewelry.
  • If possible, store them wrapped in a soft cloth or in a soft-lined container, pouch, or jewelry box, but not in an airtight container because the pearls need to "breathe".
  • It is strongly recommended not to get your pearls wet by either showering or swimming (ocean, swimming pool or Jacuzzi hot tubs).
  • We recommend that you remove your pearl ring when washing your hands or doing the dishes as it can affect your pearl and the glue that binds your pearl to the ring ;therefore, your pearl can come off its ring post.
  • At the time of purchase of your pearls, you were gifted a pearl care kit. Please use the chamois skin as often as possible. Inside the envelope you had 2 wet wipes that you could use for a deep cleaning of your pearls. You can use the wipes every 3 to 4 months depending on how often you wear your pearls. You can purchase more pearl care kits on our website.

If you need further assistance on how to care for your Tahitian pearl, please contact us at contact@tahitipearlmarket.com.