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Thursday, January 13, 2011

I was wondering how do you clean the mother of pearl ?

How is Mother of pearl cleaned when gets dirty?

  I got the answer from an expert from Fire Mountain Gems.

Wash the mother-of-pearl beads or shell with water and a gentle soap, like Ivory Soap. Do not scrub the beads, as you could damage the porous outer layers. Use your fingers or a soft cloth to remove stubborn areas of dirt. Jewel Brite is a liquid cleaner that is safe for most stones and contains no ammonia, acid or alcohol. Always test a small area first to watch for any reactions. A soft cloth can be used to clean the beads or shells if the piece cannot be submerged. 

- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert





  1. Useful information, thank you!!!

  2. This is a really good idea for a blog post, Biji!

    "Always test a small area" ... best advise EVER!

  3. Great tips!! ill take a note on that :)

  4. I'm very glad to know about this, thanks!


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