How To Clean Gold Jewelry

How To Clean Gold Jewelry

Choosing a new piece of jewelry is always an exciting experience. But eventually, that initial shine wears off. You want to continue loving your piece for years (or even decades!) to come, but in order to do that, you’ve got to care for it properly. 

If you’re wondering how to clean gold jewelry, you’re in the right place! Many of the most common methods require little effort and can be performed with items you likely already have in your home. 

How To Clean Gold Jewelry

Dish Soap and Ammonia

You don’t have to purchase an expensive jewelry cleaner to keep your gold looking like new. All it takes is a bit of dish soap and ammonia. 

Start by mixing a small amount of Dawn dish soap into some warm water (not too hot!). Then, add a few drops of ammonia. Use a kids’ toothbrush with soft bristles to gently remove the dirt and buildup from the surface of the jewelry. 

Once you’re done cleaning, you can rinse your jewelry in lukewarm water. Leave it out to air dry or, if you’re in a hurry, gently pat it with a paper towel or cloth to absorb the moisture.

This cleaning method is suitable for all types of gold, including white, yellow, and rose. For jewelry that you wear on a regular basis, you can use this method to clean your accessories every week. Jewelry that’s only worn on special occasions only needs to be cleaned if it looks visibly dirty. 

What Not to Do

When you’re cleaning gold jewelry, you’ll want to take care to be gentle. Gold is relatively soft, and if you’re not careful, you can run the risk of scratching or bending your jewelry. Always clean your gold with a soft touch. 

Additionally, there are a few substances that you should avoid when cleaning gold jewelry. Your standard Dawn dish soap is gentle enough to use on your gold, but other types of soaps should be avoided, including when washing your hands or showering. 

Chlorine is another chemical to steer clear of, as it can cause your gold to become discolored or tarnished. Don’t use chlorine to clean your gold, and take off your gold jewelry when cleaning with chlorine bleach or swimming in a pool or hot tub with chlorine. 

Finding Your Perfect Gold Piece

Gold jewelry can be a great addition to any wardrobe, whether you’re looking for a wedding or engagement ring or you want to treat yourself to a nice new piece. No matter what the situation calls for, the team at Luvari can help you find the ultimate accessory. 

We’re proud to offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive catalogs of gold jewelry for both men and women. Browse our collection throughout our website or reach out to us to discuss the possibility of creating a custom piece. 

Your new piece of gold jewelry should be something you’re proud to wear for a lifetime. Let the Luvari team help you find the right fit. Contact us today to learn more! 

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