Restoring the Shine of Gold Jewellery: A Step-by-Step Guide for Safe Cleaning

Gold jewellery can quickly lose its luster due to fingerprints and daily dirt accumulation. Fortunately, we have some tips to help you restore its brilliance while ensuring the safety of any gemstones or pearls that may be part of the piece.

  • Use a cleaning solution designed for jewellery:
    If you choose to use a cleaning solution, ensure it is specifically intended for the type of precious metal or gemstone in your jewellery. When in doubt, follow the steps outlined below.

  • Prepare a mild cleaning solution:
    Add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to a bowl of lukewarm water. Avoid extreme temperature changes, as they can damage your jewellery.

  • Soak the gold jewellery:
    Allow the jewellery to soak for ten minutes in the cleaning solution to loosen any dirt buildup.

  • Gently clean with a soft-bristled brush:
    Use an unused toothbrush or another soft-bristled brush to gently clean the jewellery, paying attention to hard-to-reach areas and being extra careful around fragile parts, such as gemstone settings.

  • Rinse thoroughly in clean water:
    Rinse the jewellery to remove soap residue and any remaining dirt.

  • Dry gently with a lint-free cloth or air dry:
    Pat the jewellery dry with a lint-free cloth or leave it on a cloth to air dry.

  • Handle with care:
    Gold is a soft metal prone to scratching, so remember to be gentle during the cleaning and drying process.