Pearl Jewelry Care 

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.

Daily Care

Daily Care

To extend the life of your pearl jewelry:

  • Avoid getting the string of your pearl necklace too wet as it will expand and could crack the pearls.
  • Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics.
  • Household & outdoor chores (chlorine bleach will pit and discolor mountings).
  • Preparing meals.
  • Swimming in pools, hot tubs, hot springs and the ocean.
  • Extreme temperatures.

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.