Cleaning gold jewelry is a delicate operation, especially if you don’t want to ruin how it looks and cause tarnishing.
After all, gold jewelry is known for its timeless beauty and elegance. But improper cleaning could lead to it becoming tarnished. For an easy cleanup, follow these tips:
Soap and water
One of the simplest ways you can start cleaning gold jewelry? Good old soap and water.
Soak your gold jewelry in a bowl of warm water mixed with some dish soap for about 10-15 minutes.Then scrub it with a soft-bristle toothbrush before drying it afterward.
If your gold jewelry needs a more intensive cleaning, an ammonia solution can be effective.
Create a mixture of one part ammonia and six parts water in a bowl. Place your gold jewelry in the solution for no more than one minute.
Remove the jewelry promptly and gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth.
Use this method sparingly and with caution, as ammonia can be harsh.
Baking soda paste
Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to create a paste and apply it to your gold jewelry.
Focus on areas that need extra cleaning, such as tarnished spots. Be sure to gently rub the paste onto the jewelry using a soft cloth or your fingers.
Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Baking soda is mildly abrasive, so avoid using this method too frequently or on delicate gold pieces.
White vinegar soak
White vinegar is a natural and affordable option for cleaning gold jewelry.
Fill a bowl with white vinegar and place your gold jewelry in the vinegar. Let it soak for about 15 minutes to loosen dirt and grime.
Remove the jewelry from the vinegar and gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush to remove any remaining residue. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Jewelry polishing cloth
Jewelry polishing cloths is an excellent investment for maintaining the shine of your gold jewelry.
These specially treated cloths are designed to remove tarnish and restore luster. Simply rub the cloth gently against your gold jewelry to polish it and bring back its shine.
A jewelry polishing cloth is a quick and convenient way to keep your gold jewelry looking its best between more thorough cleanings.
If you have any doubts about cleaning a specific piece of gold jewelry or if your jewelry requires extensive cleaning or repairs, it’s always best to consult a professional jeweler.
If you need a more thorough cleaning for the rest of your home, consider hiring the services of a cleaning company. Book us for a cleaning at Clean House Services today!