How to Clean Gold Jewellery
Gold jewellery is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe, but it’s important to keep your gold ornaments clean to avoid damage. Using harsh chemicals or abrasive substances can scratch or wear down the surface of gold, and can even cause oxidation or permanent discoloration. Instead, there are a few simple ways to clean your gold jewellery, including gentle soaps and warm water.
This method is great for cleaning mild stains or tarnish, but won’t be strong enough for more serious buildup and oxidation. If your gold pieces are very tarnished or heavily stained, it’s best to take them to a jeweller for professional cleaning.
To begin, gather your supplies: warm water, a small bowl or cup, and a mild dish soap. Fill the bowl or cup halfway with warm water and add a few drops of the soap. Add your gold jewellery and allow it to soak for a few minutes. After soaking, gently brush away any dirt or grime using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a clean, lint-free cloth.
If your jewellery is especially tarnished or dirty, you may need to repeat the soaking process several times or scrub it more vigorously with a gentle bristled toothbrush, eyebrow brush, or other small brush. Be sure to pay special attention to any carved sections of your jewellery, as it’s easier for dirt to collect in these crevices. After you’ve rinsed your jewellery, gently pat it dry with a lint-free cloth or let it air dry completely. how to clean gold jewellery