Gold jewelry is something that has a unique space in every woman’s heart, which cannot be replaced. Women, especially in India, love to flaunt their gold ornaments on various occasions. However, the thought that your jewel’s gleam has withered away makes you depressed as you don’t want to rush to your jeweler to get it polished or cleaned. It’s a big headache right? Here we would like to recommend some easy techniques to keep your gold shining and radiant. So don’t make your gold jewelry lay in the jewelry box just because they don’t have the shine anymore, which used to be. Take them out right away, and get ready to dazzle again
Pure gold jewelry cleaning
It is as simple as washing anything with soap and water. An easy soap solution is enough to make your gold chain, ring, earrings, bracelet or other ornaments look like fresh. Here is a step to step guide for this hassle-free and quickest way to reestablish the gleam of your gold.
Step 1:- Take warm water in a bowl and add a few drops of mild soap or dishwashing liquid or mild detergent. You can use sodium free carbonated water or club soda instead of tap water for better results.
Step 2:- Soak your gold jewelry in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 3:- Rinse it with cold water and lay it on a soft cloth to let it air dry completely.
Step 4:- Finely detailed jewelry can be cleaned with the help of a soft bristled brush. It will eliminate all the dirt from the nooks and crannies; however, do not rub it harshly.
If you think that the above method is not effective enough on your jewelry, try using a jewelry cleaning solution from a professional jeweler.
Stone-crafted jewelry cleaning
Gemstone always is an enhancement to the excellence of gold ornaments. You can use the same soap and water method to clean your stone studded jewelry but remember, never keep it dipped in water. Soaking can make the setting rusty and tarnish over time.
Before washing make sure that the ornament does not have any loose stone.
Use a soft bristled brush or a baby toothbrush to clean the settings and dirt within.
Some of the gems are fragile to hot water such as opals; hence, make sure you do not use hot water for cleaning them.
Once properly washed, dry it completely before storing it.
There might be chances that the above remedy does not work on some of your jewelry. Time to go for the next level, which is machine cleaning. Nowadays, most of the big jewelers have modern equipment to clean jewelry such as a steam cleaner or an ionic cleaner.