Here are the steps on how to take care of your pearls at home:

  1. First, gently wipe off pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove any excess oil, dirt or perfumes.
  2. Next, combine 1 cup of purified, warm water and 1 teaspoon of baby shampoo into a cleaning dish.
  3. Place pearls into water and baby shampoo mixture for about 15 seconds.
  4. Gently remove pearls from the cleaning dish and wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth
  5. Enjoy your shiny, clean pearls

Remember to never use an ultrasonic cleaner or any abrasive detergents or cleansers with vinegar, ammonia, or baking soda while cleaning pearls. Never steam pearls or use toothbrushes/abrasive cloths for cleaning.

I've also included a great YouTube video with step by step instructions and visuals on how to clean pearls at home using the steps that I have described above.