Birks makes a sustainable and ethical commitment to the land that inspires its exceptional creations. As such, all pearls are ethically and sustainably sourced. Find out how you can maintain the captivating luster and classic beauty of your pearl jewelry.
To extend the life of your pearl jewelry:
Pearls should never be placed in a sealed container for long periods of time -they can dehydrate as they are living organisms.
Always store pearls individually to avoid scratches from other jewelry. We recommend that you place your jewelry back in its Birks pouch for safekeeping when not being worn.
If worn often, pearls should be cleaned and restrung professionally regularly at a Maison Birks store.
Between cleanings, wipe Birks pearls gently with a soft damp cloth. An ultrasonic cleaner should never be used with pearl jewelry as it can damage the pearls. The best thing for preserving the gleam in your pearls is the natural oil in your skin, therefore we recommend you wear your Birks pearls as often as possible.
We welcome you to bring your Birks jewelry at a Maison Birks store for professional cleaning.