When you’ve invested in luxurious Swarovski pearls, it’s important to know how to properly take care of them. With the right care and maintenance, you can ensure your pearls look brand new for years to come.
Although Swarovski pearls are synthetic, they still require some level of maintenance. In the following guide, we’re going to go over some of the best ways to care for your pearls to protect them against daily wear and tear - so let’s get started!
What are Swarovski Pearls?
Swarovski Pearls are not natural pearls; instead, they are a perfect imitation, created with a crystal core and a unique coating that replicates the weight, feel, and lustre of a genuine pearl. Invented by the Austrian company Swarovski, renowned worldwide for their precision-cut, high-quality crystal glass, Swarovski Pearls are a testament to the company's innovative approach and commitment to excellence.
The manufacturing process of these pearls involves a crystal sphere at the core for weight and a multiple-layered nacre-like coating for a luminous glow. The result? A pearl that boasts an incredible sheen, consistent colour, and a luxurious feel - all at a more affordable price.
Why are Swarovski Pearls special?
Swarovski Pearls stand out in the market for several reasons:
Thanks to their unique coating process, Swarovski Pearls exhibit a brilliance and lustre that mimics that of high-quality natural pearls, but with a consistency rarely seen in nature.
Range of colours
Swarovski Pearls come in a wide variety of colours, from classic whites and creams to more modern shades like rose gold and aubergine. This variety makes them a versatile choice for all kinds of jewellery.
Unlike natural pearls, which are susceptible to damage from cosmetics and perspiration, Swarovski Pearls are more resilient due to their crystal core and durable coating.
Each Swarovski Pearl is identical in size and colour to its counterparts, ensuring a harmonious look in any jewellery piece. But how to clean Swarovski crystals and beads?
How to care for Swarovski pearls
Clean the pearls after each use
Ideally, you’ll want to clean your Swarovski pearls every time you’ve worn them. Although this isn’t essential, it will help to keep them looking their best. This is because it’s possible your body’s natural oils can transfer onto the pearls, which in time will cause them to lose their sparkle.
You’ll also need to be careful when cleaning them as pearls are generally more delicate than other types of stones and crystals. All you’ll need is a soft cloth, a mild detergent and warm water - simply give the pearls a gentle wipe over and use an additional dry soft cloth to dry them.
Ensure you store them separately
When you’re not wearing them, you’re going to want to make sure your pearls are stored separately from your other jewellery. This will prevent them getting scratched or damaged if they knock or rub into other materials, such as crystal or silver. If you’re looking after loose pearls, it’s best to store them in a soft bag, ideally with a drawstring so they don’t fall out.
Avoid using harsh cleaners
It’s also really important to avoid using harsh cleaners when it comes to cleaning the Swarovski pearls. Even though they’re constructed to a very high standard, they will become damaged if exposed to harsh chemicals: this is because certain abrasive chemicals can cause the surface of the pearl to corrode away, eliminating the sparkle and ultimately ruining the pearl. When cleaning them, avoid standard jewellery cleaner and instead, simply use a mild detergent as mentioned above.
Where to buy Swarovski Pearls?
When buying any Swarovski products, it's crucial to only purchase from authorised retailers to guarantee the authenticity and quality of your pearls. At Bluestreak Crystals, we’re an official Swarovski partner, meaning we offer the largest range of Swarovski crystals in the UK - including Swarovski pearls.
The bottom line
Ultimately, with the right care, Swarovski crystals are simple and easy to keep clean. Simply keep your pearls separate from your other jewellery pieces, and avoid treating them with any harsh cleaners. If you do this, you can be sure that your Swarovski Pearl jewellery will maintain its lustrous glow for years to come, becoming a cherished heirloom or a personal go-to statement piece.