Cleaning gold jewelry can be very easy, especially when you maintain it every now and then. It does not tarnish or turn a different color, so gold can be easier to keep shiny compared to other precious metals. So when you get dirt, makeup or body oils on it, clean your gold jewelry. The last thing you want people to see is the gunk instead of your gold.
Now you can use special cleaners sold in jewelry stores for cleaning gold jewelry, but these puppies can be pricey. Jewelers need to make money too. So having these pricey items can help make them money and help you lose yours. You can also purchase natural and/or biodegradable gold cleaners sold in stores or the internet. These cleaners are specifically made for metals or gems. This way, you can be sure the cleaners you use are gentle enough for your gold. An inexpensive way to clean your gold goodies is with a mild detergent and a soft cloth, preferably 100% cotton.
Mix a small amount of mild detergent in a container full of warm water. You can use a bowl or a plastic dish. Just make sure you have room to clean your bling. Soak your gold jewelry in the warm water solution for a few minutes to loosen the gunk. Then using a soft bristle toothbrush, gently scrub the jewelry clean. After all the dirt is off the gold jewelry, set it aside and clean the next one. Rinse all your gold jewels in warm water and dry thoroughly with a cotton cloth. Cotton cloths are great because they don’t tend to scratch your precious babies. Polish your gold dry and make sure to store them in a sealed container to reduce the chances of dirt attaching onto your clean jewelry.