Pearls can get super expensive. And that's why once you splurge on them, you want to make sure that you can wear them for a very long time. One thing that's essential in extending their lifecycle and preserving their coveted luster and shine? Keeping them clean—but doing so in the proper way. There is such a thing as cleaning them too often, of course, so it's vital to know and when not to take out the cleaning supplies. To help you, we decided to create a step-by-step guide that covers exactly how to clean pearls in six super-easy steps. Best of all though? You likely already have everything you need to shine your pearls. Read on for an easy-to-follow guide, and then shop our favorite pearl jewelry on the market.