Freshwater pearls are the most commonly produced pearls, cultured in mussels or oysters in rivers, lakes or ponds. Their unique shapes and wide range of colors combined with their attractive prices and charming character have made them a favorite among jewelry designers, shoppers and pearl connoisseurs alike. The character of a freshwater pearl is found in its distinctive surface texture and the warmth of its luster.
Perspiration, humidity, oils and lotions all affect your jewelry, so be sure to keep your freshwater pearls clean. Freshwater pearls are delicate and will easily scratch if stored next to other jewelry. To prevent damage always store your pearls in a jewelry pouch. It is recommended that you clean your pearls after each wearing. Simply wipe with a soft cloth, microfiber jewelry cloth or chamois, either damp or dry. A drop of olive oil on the cloth can be used to help maintain the luster. If your pearls are damp, lay them on a soft cloth to dry before storing. Avoid using cleaners, detergents, brushes and ultrasound cleaners.