Do you love to flaunt the gold heirlooms in every function you attend? While there are people who don’t like to wear gold on daily basis, on the other hand, there are some others who use to flaunt gold ornaments every day. Whether you tend to wear gold jewelry daily or open the locker to wear it once in a while, the expensive gold jewelry needs maintenance to shine just like the day you bought it.
As the exposure to dirt, dust, and grime makes your gold ornament to lose its gleam, there are many effective home remedies that will help your gold jewelry to retain its shine and beauty.
This article is dedicated to all the brides and females out there. There is no need to rush to the jewelry store to clean your gold ornaments every time. Skip taking professional help and opt to rely on home ingredients to maintain the luster and glimmer of gold.
• Dish soap and water
To clean any residue or grime from gold items, add 2-3 drops of dish soap in two cups of warm water. Dip the jewelry in the prepared solution for about 10 minutes. Take out the jewelry, scrub away dirt with soft bristle toothbrush and rinse it in warm water. Use a towel to dry your jewelry before you store it.
• White Vinegar
Vinegar is an effective home cleanser to remove any grime from your precious gold ornaments. Pour white vinegar in a bowl. Soak the gold pieces in the vinegar solution for 15 minutes. Move it around after an interval of 2-3 minutes to agitate it. Clean the stuck on grime from nooks and crannies. Rinse it thoroughly and dry completely with a soft towel.
Another great option to let your gold pieces shine at home is to go for toothpaste. Make a diluted paste by mixing an inch of toothpaste in warm water. Gently scrub the jewelry with the help of a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse the jewelry in running water and dry it by using a soft cloth/towel.
• Boiling water
Boiling water is a great cleanser to maintain the shining appeal of solid golds. Make sure your ornaments don’t have any stones attached to it. Place the jewelry in a jar filled with boiling water. Leave the jewelry until the water cools. Dry and rub the piece with a soft cotton towel to get back its original shine.
Not only to clean floors but ammonia also works wonder to remove dirt and filth from valuable gold ornaments. Pour 1 part of ammonia in 6 parts of warm water to prepare a mixture. Allow your jewelry to soak for only 60 seconds. Wash the jewelry thoroughly in running water to make sure ammonia is completely removed. Dab the pieces on cotton cloth to dry.
If your jewelry has stone settings, instead of placing it in prepared solution, dip the cotton cloth into the solution and wipe the jewelry. Take another soft cloth/towel, soak it in warm water and clean the gold item. Let the studded gold ornament air dry thoroughly before you keep it in a locker.
Remember: Dipping your jewelry for more than a minute can corrode your gold jewelry.