How to Clean Gold Jewelry the Right Way
As the seasons shift, it’s the perfect time to embrace spring jewelry cleaning. After all, your special pieces likely need some TLC. Lucky for you, restoring the shine of your cherished styles is simple and can be done with products found around your home. It’s important to note that different types of metals and gemstones require cleaning methods of their own. To start off strong, let’s begin by discussing how to clean gold jewelry to maintain its shine.
How Often Should You Clean Your Gold?
To keep your pieces looking lustrous, we would recommend cleaning them every few weeks. However, it’s important not to polish your pieces this often, as this can quickly wear the metal. Instead, gold polishing should be performed every few months.
A Simple Cleaning Process
To begin cleaning, fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Make sure that it’s not hot, as this could damage your prized pieces. Next, find a small soft-bristled toothbrush and carefully brush your pieces with the solution. Once clean, place your jewelry in another bowl filled with lukewarm water to remove the soap. To finish, place on a paper towel or soft cloth and carefully pat dry. Throughout this process, keep in mind that gold is a soft metal and it’s important to be gentle.
Restore the Radiance at Motif Jewelers
If you’d rather have your pieces professionally cleaned, our team at Motif Jewelers would love to help. We offer complimentary cleaning and inspection at our stores in Taylor and Milford, Michigan. Using our ultrasonic and steam cleaners, our helpful staff will make your jewelry look good as new. Keep in mind that some fine jewelry pieces may require extensive cleaning and care, which may require more time and in some cases, cleaning fees. Schedule an appointment or stop by one of our locations today!