Besides being soft, pearls are easily damaged by chemicals like perfume, lemon juice and vinegar. Heat can turn pearls brown or dry them out and make them crack.
When taking off a pearl ring, grasp the shank, or metal part rather than the pearl. This will prevent the pearl from loosening and coming in contact with skin oil on your fingers.
Because of their delicate nature special care must be taken when cleaning,
Never use or expose pearls to dishwash detergents, bleaches, powdered cleaners or ammonia-based cleaners.
Never shower with pearl jewellery on
Never apply moisturisers to hands while wearing pearl rings
Do not let your pearls come in contact with hairspray, perfume, finger nail polish or any alcohol based solvent products. These chemicals will certainly damage any pearl.
To clean your pearls use a mild soap and water solution, gently rub off any debris that may have come in contact with the pearl with a soft polishing cloth
Pearl necklaces and pearl rings should be the last item you put on and the first item you take off.