The shine of gold is fundamental to its value. Gold is worth wearing if it’s gleaming. Unlike silver, it does not tarnish with time, but it acquires a dull, oily layer through contact with lotions, powders and the oils naturally occurring on your skin. In addition, gold that has been alloyed with other metals, such as copper, silver or nickel, can oxidise and leave smudge marks on its surface.
Thorough cleaning on a regular basis can restore that lustre. Keep reading to find out how to maintain the lustre of the gold jewellery, like danglers that you own.
Keep your gold jewellery gleaming and squeaky clean
- Use a Mild Detergent
Mixing some dishwashing detergent with warm water to create a sudsy solution is the safest, cheapest and most practical way to clean gold. Briefly submerge the gold jewellery, and then, using a soft toothbrush or eyebrow brush, carefully clean the nooks, crannies, and design elements. Rinse the jewellery in warm running water using a wire strainer. Use a chamois cloth to dry it off. However, any white, soft cotton cloth can also work in drying the jewellery. This is most effective for lightweight gold jewellery. If you want to buy something lightweight, explore beautiful Shadow Gold Drop Earrings.
- Strong Ammonia Cleaning
Use equal quantities of cold water and ammonia to make a more powerful jewellery cleaner without spending a fortune. Put the jewellery in the solution and let it sit for about half an hour. Again, a soft-bristled brush like a toothbrush or an eyebrow brush might do the trick. Splash some water on it and make sure it’s clean. You should dry pieces of jewellery on a cotton towel. You can clean all the dirt that gets accumulated in hollow-spaced designs, such as in rings. Fleur Noir Gold Ring is a statement piece that’s easy to maintain.
- Professional Cleaning
The safest way to clean gold jewellery is to have it done by a professional jeweller, but this will cost you the most. Go to a jeweller and ask them to clean your jewellery with an ultrasonic cleaner. The filth and grime are quickly removed by dipping the jewellery in a container of liquid and then transmitting high-frequency vibrations through the liquid. Save money on each item by having them all cleaned at once. If you return to the jeweller from whom you originally purchased the piece, they may even complete the work for free. This method is best-suited for valuable jewellery pieces such as Stardom Gold Necklace.
- Toothpaste Cleaning
Cleaning your gold earrings for everyday wear with toothpaste sounds so convenient. Prepare a paste by dissolving the baking soda in water, and then use a soft toothbrush to scrub the jewellery. When cleaning jewellery with toothpaste, take care not to scrape too vigorously and to dilute the toothpaste solution with water. Use running water and a soft towel to rinse the item after you’ve scrubbed it. Use a gentle towel to dry the item. Gold bangles such as Rare Bloom Gold Bangles can be easily cleaned by this process.
- Gold Replating
White gold that is becoming yellow is almost certainly rhodium-plated. A common misconception is that white gold actually exists. Instead, white gold is made by mixing yellow gold with silvery metals like palladium and then plating it with rhodium to make it even whiter. Earrings and necklaces, including beautiful pendants like Bow Line Lace Gold, Celebration Gold or Cross Lock Lace Gold, are less likely to show signs of plating than rings and bracelets because of their lesser exposure to daily wear and tear. However, white gold jewellery that is subjected to more frequent wear and tear may show signs of surface discolouration, most obviously as yellow spots.
These are some of the most effective ways to keep the lustre of your gold jewellery.
If you want to clean your gold jewellery, such as gold bangles or bracelets, at home, try one of the above home remedies that are easy and reliable. While doing so, take care to prevent any of the solutions from becoming too potent for the metal. In addition, if you are unsure about the solution, you should only leave the piece of jewellery in the solution for three to five minutes (a few seconds for ammonia) and then clean it carefully with a soft toothbrush. When cleaning the jewellery, you should always use a soft towel, brush or cloth to avoid any harsh scratches on your valuable possessions. Or, simply just take it to a professional.
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