Gold jewelry can become opaque and lose the brightness that characterizes them due to the passage of time and the accumulation of dirt. Now you can make them look like the first day by following these tips. And no, we are not referring to the expensive cleaning of the high jewelry, but to the simple ways to clean gold jewelry at home yourself with a fast and very effective method.
How to clean gold jewelry at home
1.- Water and dishwashing liquid detergent
Put hot water in a cup, never boiling or you could damage the gold jewelry and the precious stones that accompany them. Next, pour a few drops of the liquid soap you use for the dishwasher, stir with a spoon and dip your gold jewelry. To make it even more effective, instead of tap water you can use a little carbonated water. Leave them for a few moments until you see that the dirt starts to come off. You can rub with a toothbrush to remove stubborn stains. Once all the jewels are clean, rinse with warm water. It only needs drying with a soft cloth.
Toothpaste to clean gold jewelry
2.- Toothpaste to clean gold
The toothpaste has become a great ally when it comes to cleaning delicate pieces. Use a toothbrush, or any other that has soft cedars. Then put some toothpaste, moisten with water and rub on the surface of the jewel carefully, emphasizing the corners. When you have finished, remove the remains of toothpaste and dirt with warm, dry water with a soft cloth. The toothpaste has the great advantage of not being aggressive with gold, so you can clean your jewelry whenever you need it.
3.- Ammonia for deep cleaning
This method of cleaning gold jewelry is effective, but it should not be used too often because it is aggressive. It serves, then, for deep and infrequent cleaning. Put in a bowl six tablespoons of water and only one of ammonia, better if you use gloves to protect the skin of your hands. Mix well and immerse the jewels to be treated. Leave them a minute, no more so they do not get damaged. You can remove them with the help of a sieve and put them under warm water to eliminate any remainder. Dry well with a clean, soft cloth, and let sit a few minutes before putting them on or keeping them for full drying.
How you should never clean gold jewelry
Errors when cleaning gold jewelry
- Never use boiling water, even less if the jewels are encrusted with gems or precious stones.
- Do not use bleach, chlorine or any other aggressive substance that can corrode the surface of the jewelry.
- If you need to clean the jewel chain with alcohol with a damp cloth, do not immerse the gold jewelry in an alcohol-based solution.
Your jewelry will be perfect!