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How To Clean Gold Jewelry

December 9, 2020 - Jewelry Articles
If you have gold pieces of jewelry, whether they have been sat in a jewelry box for years or worn daily, chances are that they will need cleaning at some point. From engagement rings to solid gold chains, gold jewelry can loose its luster and appear dull. So it is a good idea to learn what cleaning methods are available and how to clean your jewelry at home. Our jewelry experts share their top tips on how to clean gold jewelry safely and easily.


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What to use to clean gold jewelry?

  • A cleaning solution made up of lukewarm water, not hot water, and dish soap. See other options below
  • Soft brush or soft bristled toothbrush
  • Polishing cloth or soft cloth, such as the brand Blitz

Real gold jewelry can safely be cleaned with a variety of household products such as:

  • Mild dish soap mixed with water
  • White vinegar
  • Windex
  • Baking Soda & water
  • Seltzer water


How to clean gold jewelry?

  1. Soak the gold jewelry in a cleaning solution made up of lukewarm water and dish soap for about 10-15 minutes
  2. Gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and rinse under cold water
  3. Dry with a soft lint-free cloth then allow to air dry


Our tips:

  • Seltzer water can be used in place of warm water because the bubbles help to lift off the dirt.
  • Use plain toothpaste to get off tarnish if needed, not the gel, just plain paste.


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How to clean gold jewelry with precious stones?

  • Diamonds, sapphires or rubies: If the gold has diamonds, sapphires or rubies set in it, it is also safe to use the above.
  • Emeralds, opals or turquoise: Do not use anything except mild dish soap and water on jewelry set with emeralds, opals or turquoise etc because they are porous and can get ruined easily.
  • Pearls: Pearls are even more delicate and should only be cleaned very gently with a make-up brush dipped in a little warm water mixed with a little gentle shampoo.


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