Cleaning Yellowed Cultured Pearls?

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Cultured yellow pearls occur when a small bead enters a mollusk shell and the creature secretes a hard iridescent substances that builds up around the object. This is how pearls are formed. The hard substance ages over time and becomes yellow and dingy. Cleaning of cultured yellowed pearls involves warm water and mild dish soap. A makeup brush or small soft bristled tooth brush to clean any gunk or buildup from the pearl to clean it.
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