To clean yellowed cultured pearls, use a soft damp cloth and use pearl cleaner. Other jewelry cleaners and liquid soap can damage pearls further. More »

To clean yellowed cultured pearls, gently immerse and swirl the pearls in either a jewelry cleaner specifically made for use with pearls or warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse the pearls carefully, and lay them to dry... More »

To clean yellowed cultured pearls, gently immerse and swirl the pearls in either a jewelry cleaner specifically made for use with pearls or warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse the pearls carefully, and lay them to dry... More »

While both natural pearls and cultured pearls are real, their creation is the biggest difference between them. Natural pearls occur in clams and oysters when an irritant, like a grain of sand, gets inside the creatures' ... More »

The length of time needed to form a pearl varies with the species. Clams, mussels and oysters are bivalves within the mollusk family that create pearls by surrounding an irritant in the organism's outer tissue with nacre... More »

Cultured marble requires extra care to clean because the finish shows every scratch. One important tip for cleaning is to use a soft cloth or chamois. Abrasive cleaners and scouring pads damage the finish. More »

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Faux pearls are man made, or fake, pearls There are various ways to make fake pearls, including using fish scales and wax. More »