Avoid Chemicals: Pearls are organic gems that can be damaged by chemicals found in cosmetics, perfumes, and hairsprays. Always apply these before putting on your pearl jewelry.

Gentle Cleaning: After wearing your pearls, gently wipe them with a soft cloth to remove any traces of body oils and dirt. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh cleaners. 

Separate Storage: Store your pearl jewelry separately from other pieces to prevent scratches. A soft pouch or lined jewelry box is ideal. Consider keeping each piece in a fabric-lined compartment or wrapped in a soft cloth. 

No Direct Sunlight: Pearls' luster can fade over time due to exposure to sunlight. When not wearing your pearls, keep them away from direct sunlight and store them in a cool, dry place.

Resting Time: Give your pearls a break. Avoid wearing them when doing household chores, gadening, or during physical activities that could expose them to unnecessary wear. 

Re-Stringing: If you wear your pearl necklace frequently, it's a good idea to have it re-strung by a professional jeweler every few years. This prevents strand breakage and ensures your pearls are securely held.