How to Clean Gold Jewelry
3 Easy Ways to Clean Gold Jewelry Yourself
Gold jewelry has been given over the years as special gifts to mark special occasions such as engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and more. Your gold jewelry may be your most prized and sentimental possession in your jewelry collection. It makes sense that you would want to take care of your gold items and keep them clean so they look just like they did the day you got them. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to clean these pieces. Here are 5 different ways to clean your gold jewelry:
- Dish Soap – Put a few drop of dish soap in a small bowl of warm water or club soda. Place your gold jewelry in the solution and soak for 15 minutes. Gently scrub each piece with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse with warm running water (remember to plug the sink drain!) and then blot dry with a soft cloth. Allow the jewelry to finish air drying on a towel before putting away or wearing.
- Toothpaste – Mix a small amount of toothpaste and water. Place the toothpaste and water mixture on a soft-bristled toothbrush or a soft cloth and gently scrub your jewelry. Rinse thoroughly under running water. Blot dry with a soft cloth and air dry on a towel.
- Ammonia – This method should be done very sparingly, as it is powerful and reserved for those times you need a really deep cleaning on your jewelry. Do not use this method if your gold jewelry also contains platinum or pearls. Add one part ammonia to six parts water. Stir the mixture gently and soak your gold jewelry in it for no more than 1 minute. Soaking it too long can start to damage the jewelry. Quickly remove the jewelry (using a strainer over the sink helps) and rinse thoroughly with running water. Dry each piece by dabbing with a soft cloth and then air dry on a towel.
Now you should have shiny and clean gold jewelry again! If your jewelry is damaged and you need repair services for your gold jewelry, Gilbert locals rely on the team at Gold Buyers AZ.
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