How to Clean Jewelry
How to Clean Gold Jewelry. Unlike silver, gold doesn't develop a dull tarnished finish over time.
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2. Cleaning Jewelry with Dish Soap
Use mild liquid
3. Put a few drops of liquid dish detergent in a bowl of warm water
Mix gently. Though ordinary tap water will work fine, for even better results, you can use sodiumfree seltzer water or club soda. The carbonation in these liquids can help loosen accumulated dirt and debris. Dont use hot or boiling water, especially if your jewelry contains fragile precious stones. Some precious stones, like opals, can crack if subjected to rapid and drastic temperature changes.
4. Soak the gold jewelry in the solution
Allow the jewelry to sit in the water for about 15 minutes. As it soaks, warm soapy water will work its way into the cracks and crevices, loosening hardtoreach buildups of dirt.
5. Gently scrub the jewelry with a soft bristle
Scrub each piece of jewelry individually, paying special attention to nooks and crannies where dirt may be hidden. Use a very soft brush the softer the better. Stiff bristles can scratch the surface of your jewelry. If your jewelry is goldplated (as opposed to solid gold), especially stiff bristles can even remove the gold layer entirely! Special brushes designed for this purpose are best, but most small, soft brushes (like, for instance, eyebrow brushes) will also work.
6. Rinse each piece in warm running water
A good rinsing will help remove lingering dirt thats been loosened by the action of your brush. Again, make sure the water isnt hot , especially if your jewelry contains fragile stones. If youre rinsing your jewelry in a sink, plug or cover the drain so that you dont accidentally lose your jewelry if it slips out of your hands. Alternatively, rinse your jewelry in a pasta strainer or metal coffee filter.
7. Blot dry with a soft cloth
Then, let the jewelry sit out on a towel to air dry completely before wearing it again. If your jewelry is still wet, wearing it can trap moisture against your skin, leading to minor skin irritation.
8. Cleaning Jewelry with Ammonia
Some of the most precious possessions enjoyed by both men and women include fine jewelry pieces. Whether your favorite piece of jewelry is a family heirloom you rarely wear, or your diamond wedding ring that never comes off, taking regular care and cleaning your jewelry keeps it looking great. Ammonia is a great and safe cleaning agent, that when used properly, can keep your jewelry looking new.
9. Know when to clean with ammonia
Ammonia is a powerful cleaner, but, chemically, it can be somewhat caustic. Avoid doing using ammonia to clean gold jewelry too often to prevent wear on your jewelry ammonia is a good candidate for occasional (but not frequent) deep cleans. Ammonia can damage certain materials often used in jewelry. Dont use ammonia when cleaning gold jewelry pieces that contain platinum or pearls.
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