Do you have some gold jewelry but do not wear them because they are too dirty? Cleaning them is much easier than you think and it can be done with elements that we all have at home. We explain how to do it in a few simple steps.
Gold jewelry is the most valuable jewelery item in the personal collection, so it is normal that you want to have it clean and as good as new. Fortunately, this material is very resistant and does not lose its shine over time, but it can get dirty with the creams we put on our skin, oil that falls on us while cooking or the dust that accumulates when stored for a long time .
Cleaning gold jewelry at home is very simple and there are several ways to do it with things that anyone has at hand at home. We will explain several methods.
How to clean gold with liquid from the dishwasher
Mix warm water in a bowl with a few drops of dishwashing liquid from the dishwasher and mix to make it even. It is important that it is not too hot or boiling because there are certain precious stones that can crack with drastic changes in temperature.
Leave the jewels in the mix for fifteen minutes so that the solution of water and detergent makes its effect. After this, for a more in depth cleaning, take a soft bristle toothbrush (those with hard bristles can remove the gold layer if the jewelry is bathed) and rub through the gaps and crevices you have. It only remains to rinse the jewels with running water and they will be as good as new.
How to clean gold with ammonia
This method should only be used when you need a deep cleaning and it is not advisable to do it many times because it is a caustic substance that can damage the materials. Mix water with ammonia in a bowl (the ammonia must be one part for six parts of water).
Soak jewels only for one minute in the mix. To make it more comfortable, you can use a strainer to put them in and take them out easily. Then clean them with running water and dry them with a soft cloth.
How to clean gold with toothpaste
Take half a centimeter of toothpaste in a bowl and mix it with one or two tablespoons of water to make a kind of light paste. Now, use a toothbrush (once again, with soft bristles) to rub the jewels carefully and to remove all the dirt from the surface.
If you do not have any old brush at hand, you can also put the paste on a polishing cloth and perform the same process. Then you just have to rinse with water and dry the jewelry to finish.
The cleaning of gold jewelry is very important, but above all it is very easy to make with objects that everyone has at home. Choose the method that suits you best, depending on whether it is a superficial cleaning or in depth, and in less than half an hour you will have them gleaming and ready to shine again.
Have these tricks served you? Do you use other home methods? Share your experience with us in the comments below. Until next week!