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How to Clean Gold Jewelry

Gold jewelry can have a lot of significance to its owner, whether it is because it was a received gift, a family heirloom, or has a unique story attached to its design. From a financial perspective, gold jewelry can be worth a lot of money too. To keep the jewelry in good condition, regardless of why the gold item is important to you, here are tips for cleaning it properly.

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How to Clean Gold JewelryUse Special Care

The gold jewelry you seek to clean may be brittle with age or expensive, so treat it as gently as possible. Avoid harsh cleaning products and seek a professional service if you are not comfortable cleaning it yourself. If you do decide to clean the gold jewelry at home, always read the warning labels on the product and follow its directions exactly as written.

Cleaning Gold Jewelry at Home

Did you know that a mix of dish detergent and warm water can effectively clean most gold jewelry? It’s true! Just soak the jewelry in the water for about 15 minutes and then rinse it well. However, if your jewelry has gems of any sort on it, do not submerge the item; instead, soak a soft cloth in the mixture and apply it gingerly to the item before wiping it down with clean water.

Another method for home-cleaning gold jewelry is to put the item in boiling water. If the jewelry has a lot of grime and dirt on it, this technique will help release that film. But, if any of the gemstones on the jewelry are loose, the risk is that they will come off, so be aware that this may happen.

If you have rubbing alcohol at home, a third method to clean your gold jewelry is to apply it via a soft cloth to the piece. Like with the boiling water, it aims to remove built-up grime from the jewelry but does risk dislodging gemstones.

Avoid Over-Cleaning

While cleanliness is a good thing, cleaning your gold jewelry too much can damage the precious item. You risk scratching it or loosening a gemstone; it just takes one accident. Do clean your jewelry when it needs cleaning, but do not overdo it.

How to Clean Gold Jewelry Videos

References:

The Best Ways To Clean Gold Jewelry

How to Restore Shine to Gold

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