How Do I Care For My Pearl Jewellery?

Our guide to making sure your pearls stay a beautiful as the day you bought them!

It is said that as a general rule, one should  put on your pearl jewellery as the last item when getting dressed and be the first thing you take off when getting undressed. This is so that if you are using hairspray or perfume, you will put your pearls on after you have used these products so they do not harm your pearls.

Pearl jewellery, being of a delicate nature, requires special care. Therefore it is important that you use the following care instructions:

Please use a dry speciality polishing cloth like the one that came with your Stephen Einhorn Jewellery. If you need a replacement cloth please follow this link  As a side note these cloths are also very good for cleaning your glasses.

Don't leave your pearls in direct sunlight or dry heat.

Pearls are sensitive to strong chemicals like hair sprays, deodorants & perfumes which can discolour them, so please be careful not to get these products on your pearls.

As a pearls surface is soft, store your pearl jewellery separately to other jewellery, and store it in its original packaging.

Do not allow your pearls to get wet, as this will rot the thread and weaken it considerably.

If your pearls are worn often you should return them to us to be professionally re-strung at least once a year. This DOES incur a restringing charge. We will always let you know the cost before we go ahead.

Should I bring my pearl jewellery to be checked by you?

We encourage you to bring your jewellery back to us every year for professional servicing. Our Stephen Einhorn jewellers will take time and care to inspect your jewellery in order to determine the service that needs to be provided.  If it is necessary you will receive an estimate. We will provide the service as soon as you validate the estimate. If this service is needed please contact our London shop at or phone us on +44 (0) 20 7359 4977.