How To Clean and Polish Gold Jewelry At Home

Has your gold jewelry lost some of its gorgeous shine after long periods of wear? If so, you're in luck! There are several easy and effective ways to clean your gold jewelry at home, without having to spend a lot of money on expensive cleaning solutions.

Here are the top three ways to clean your gold jewelry at home:

    1. Warm water and mild dish soap: This is the most basic and gentle method for cleaning gold jewelry. Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dish soap. Mix it up to create suds, and then carefully place your gold jewelry into the bowl and let it soak for about 10-15 minutes. After soaking, gently scrub the jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush, especially around any prongs or other hard to reach areas where dirt accumulates. Afterwards, rinse your jewelry well under warm running water and dry with a soft cloth. 

    2. Warm water and baking soda. You can use a solution of warm water and baking soda to clean your gold jewelry at home. To use this method, mix a small amount of baking soda with water to create a paste. Gently rub the paste onto the dirty areas of the jewelry, again using a soft-bristled toothbrush to help work it in. Rinse the jewelry well with warm water after using the baking soda paste, and then dry it with a soft cloth.

    3. Warm water and vinegar: This method is especially effective for removing dirt and grime from your gold jewelry. Mix one cup of warm water with one tablespoon of white vinegar, and then soak the jewelry in the solution for about 20 minutes. After soaking, rinse the jewelry with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth. Note: This method should only be used on gold jewelry that is not fragile or delicate, and that does not have any gemstones or other precious materials attached.

It's important to remember that you should never use abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals to clean your gold jewelry at home. Also avoid drying any jewelry with paper towel or other abrasive materials. These can all damage the gold and even cause it to lose its shine. Stick to mild soaps and warm water, and your gold jewelry will stay looking beautiful and shiny.

All of our Nova Lita jewelry is shipped out with a genuine polishing cloth, so next time your gold jewelry is looking a little dull, don't hesitate to give it a good cleaning at home and bring back that original shine!

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