How to Clean Gold Jewelry At Home

Almost everyone owns gold jewelry, and maintaining them safely is a big responsibility. We must show good care for the jewelry as much as we love to wear them. It is not very difficult to take care of your gold jewelry. Though pure gold never tarnishes, almost all gold jewelry is alloy. So, if anyhow you got any stains on them, or if their shine has gone and got tarnished, do not worry- we are here to help you out! In this article, you will find various ways to clean and maintain your gold jewelry sitting right at your home. So, without any further ado, let’s start!

Keeping your gold jewelry unorganized will tarnish them faster

Various Ways to Clean Your Gold Jewelry

Use the following home remedies to clean your gold jewelry all by yourself. But first, check which method is the best for your jewelry.

Liquid Dishwasher: Mix any mild liquid dishwasher soap in some warm water in a bowl. Now, with the help of a soft toothbrush, scrub the gold pieces of jewelry. Then, put them inside the bowl and let them soak for at least 15 minutes. Next, place them in a bowl of cold water for washing. Lastly, dry them carefully with the help of a soft clean towel.

Using liquid dishwash soap and water to clean gold jewelry

Ammonia: Put one part of ammonia in five parts of water in a bowl, and mix it well. Soak your gold jewelry in it for only one minute and quickly remove them from the ammonia mixture, as a long time can damage the gold. Now, wash them with clean water and dry them with a soft cloth. If your gold jewelry has any expensive stones embedded in it, avoid this method, as ammonia can ruin those gemstones.

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White Vinegar with Baking Soda: Put your gold jewelry in a bowl of half a cup of white distilled vinegar and two tablespoons of baking soda. Let them soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, take them out, and scrub them gently with a soft toothbrush. Use a dampened cloth to rinse them off, and lastly, lay them on a dry cloth to dry.

Boiling Water: This method is only applicable if they are heavy jewelry of pure gold. Bring some water to a boil. Meanwhile, arrange all the gold pieces of jewelry in a bowl. Slowly pour the hot water into the bowl until all the jewelry is submerged. Let them sit until the water has cool down. Now, scrub each piece with a toothbrush and remove them one by one. Lastly, dry them up with a clean towel.

How to Clean Gold Jewelry with Gemstones on Them?

Gold pieces of jewelry that have gemstones glued on them should not be dipped in warm water as the heat can loosen up the glue. So, for this type of gold jewelry, follow the following method:

Gold jewelry with stones embedded in it

Mix some liquid dishwasher soap in water and dip a soft cloth in the solution. Gently rub the jewelry with the wet cloth. Now, dampen another clean cloth in plain cold water and use it to rinse the jewelry. Lastly, lay each piece of jewelry on a dry towel to let them air dry.

Tips to Know for Maintaining Your Gold Jewelry 

Here is a list of guidelines that you must always remember to take proper care of your gold jewelry:

  • Always be gentle while cleaning or scrubbing them because gold is a soft metal. Never use harsh soaps or anything that contains bleach, as it may permanently damage the jewelry.
  • Never wear them and go for a bath because the body soaps will come in close contact with them and damage their quality.
  • If you are working with chlorine bleach, keep your gold jewelry away, as chlorine can discolor gold.
  • While cleaning the jewelry, ensure you are using a bowl and not running tap water with an open drain, as you might lose those small rings or earrings.
  • Never keep your gold jewelry here and there. Always store them safely in a jewelry box with separate compartments so they do not get scratched by one another. Velvet pouches are the best as they are soft.
  • If, unfortunately, no home remedies work out for you, take your gold jewelry to any jewelry shop to get them a professional clean.
Keeping gold jewelry separately and in proper boxes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to clean gold jewelry at home?

The method that works best for gold jewelry is liquid dishwasher detergent with lukewarm water. The detailed process for this method is explained above in the article.

Can I clean my gold jewelry with toothpaste?

The answer is a big no. Toothpaste can damage or scratch the gold or the gemstones embedded in it as it is very harsh for a soft metal like gold.

Does Coca-Cola clean gold jewelry?

It might sound weird, but Coca-Cola does actually clean gold jewelry. Put the jewelry in a bowl of Coca-Cola and let them soak for 10 minutes. Now, take them out and rinse them with plain water. Lastly, lay them on a clean cloth to dry them up. However, we prefer the other methods mentioned in the article as those are more effective.

Why my gold jewelry is tarnishing?

Gold jewelry tarnishes because of various factors. If they are worn daily, they come in close contact with makeup, body oils, perfumes or deodorants, lotions, etc. These items make the gold jewelry look dull and eventually might tarnish them. 

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