8 Tips on How to Clean Gold Ornaments At Home

Jewellery | Fashion and Lifestyle 06 Jul 2017

How To Take Care Of Gold Jewellery

While your skin may have adverse reactions to certain metals, gold is a wonderfully inert metal that even the most sensitive skins do not react to. However, it is often combined with other metals such as lead or silver though when making jewellery, and these metals are not as non-reactive as gold. This can cause jewellery to lose shine over time. Additionally, pieces that are worn regularly can become dirty due to exposure to sweat, chemicals in soap, etc. Here are some tips to ensure that the gold you love retains its allure.

  1. Water + Ammonia

    *Note: This method won’t apply for jewellery that contains platinum or pearls, since they’ll corrode from the chemical interaction.

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  2. Gentle buffing is key. Keep the pressure low!

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  3. Keep all small pieces together so that they don’t wash down the drain!

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  4. Avoid dipping the jewellery in water is the stones are stuck using glue!

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  5. Avoid dipping the jewellery in extremely hot water since it could cause damage to the gemstones. Use Warm/tepid water.

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  6. Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to clean your pure gold jewellery! Don’t forget to use gloves while doing this process.

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  7. Use toothpaste on your gold jewellery!

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home
  8. The best is to take precaution than looking for a cure: Store your jewellery in Zip-lock bags

    How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home

Use these simple tips to clean your gold jewellery and preserve it for the future- both yours and the next generation's.

Caution:

Household ammonia ranges in concentration by weight from 5 to 10%. You don’t need higher strength solutions for home use. Never mix ammonia with bleach, or any product containing chlorine - the combination produces toxic fumes that can be deadly if inhaled. Always work in a well-ventilated space. Wear rubber gloves and avoid getting ammonia, or other cleaning agents on your skin or in your eyes. Always store ammonia out of the reach of children.