It’s right and desirable that jewellery with precious stones to be cleaned by a specialist at least once a year. Not everyone can afford to go to the jewelry store whenever a gem and got dirty. The good part is that there are several methods to clean gold jewelry that you can implement right at your home, without using expensive ingredients. You don’t even have to go to buy something because i bet you already have these ingredients at home.
Dish washing liquid
Put a few drops of dish washing liquid detergent in a bowl with warm water. Mix gently. For even better results, you can use mineral water.
Soak the gold jewelry in the solution for 15 minutes.
Rub each gem with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. The rigid ones can scratch the surface. There are also special brushes for this purpose and they are the best, and a brow brush will do the job just as well.
Rinse the jewelry with warm water.Wipe them with a soft cloth.
Use this method sparingly. Even though it is very effective if you clean jewelry with ammonia too often, it may affect the gold. (Ammonia can darken even platinum.) Mix one part of ammonia with ix parts of water.
Soak the jewelry in mixture for one minute. Using a strainer, you can remove all the jewelries at once. Rinse the jewels well under running water. Wipe them and polish them with a soft cloth.
For gold jewelry with gemstones
Clean jewelry with gemstones with a cloth soaked in dish washing detergent solution, as explained above.
“Rinse” them with a cloth that has been dampened with clean water. After cleaning, place them upside down, so that no traces will remain when it dries.
Use an old toothbrush and toothpaste to clean stains on jewelry. Toothpaste can be applied to a cloth to polish a piece. This method will provide a perfect polishing and can be used for jewelry that you wear often. Rinse with clean water.
Boil the jewels
If you have to remove oil, grease and wax from gold jewelry, boil them in water. As long as the piece is immersed in water nothing bad can happen neither to it nor it’s stone. Oil, grease and wax will float to the surface.
You can remove stubborn fat stain on gold jewelry and if you soak them in alcohol (except when precious stones are glued).
Do not bleach. In fact, do not expose gold jewelry at any chlorine, because it can permanently discolor.