Topics: Cleaning Sterling Silver and Pearl Jewelry

Q.
I would like to know how to clean sterling silver in a design that also has freshwater pearls included. I know that you cannot use silver cleaner because it would damage the pearls. In the past I have always just used glass pearls, but now I have a customer requesting me to use freshwater pearls on sterling silver. Any help with this problem would be much appreciated.

- Stacey
A.
You are correct that using a sterling silver cleaner will damage freshwater pearls. We suggest using a polishing cloth that does not contain chemicals or abrasives. We carry the Selvyt® polishing cloth which is a wonderful product to polish both pearls and sterling silver.

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