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How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home

Is your gold jewellery looking a little dull? Follow our top tips on how to clean gold jewellery, from cleaning your gold engagement ring, to your gold necklace or gold earrings. We’ll also offer tips on how to clean white gold and rose gold pieces, too.

We recommend you get your jewellery professionally cleaned once a year at any of our stores (find your nearest one here), but these tips are perfect for cleaning more regularly at home.

If your gold jewellery has pearls or certain types of gemstones, be careful when cleaning these as they require extra special care. Check out our full Jewellery Care Guide for more info.

How to clean gold jewellery

For on-the-go cleaning for your gold jewellery, including gold rings, our cleaning products are super easy to use and will ensure your jewellery is sparkling wherever you are.

Polish your gold bracelets, gold pendants, gold charms and all gold jewellery with the Connoisseur Beauty Wipes. Designed to maintain your gold’s shining lustre and protect against tarnish, these helpful beauty wipes have been especially designed to clean your gold jewellery safely.

With 25 wipes inside, you can use them on your gold, silver, platinum, diamonds and precious gemstones. The compact container is perfect for travelling and on the go cleaning.

Is your gold jewellery set with diamonds? Keep them sparkling with the Connoisseur Diamond Dazzle Stik. Simply dab the gel onto your diamond and then rinse to see the instant sparkle. It’s the perfect size to keep in your handbag for on the go touch ups.

If you don’t have any cleaning tools to hand, there are ways you can clean your jewellery at home using household products as a last resort. From gold lockets, gold bangles and every other gold piece in your jewellery box, these top tips will help to keep your jewellery sparkling. Don’t forget, we’ll always be happy to help in our store.

What you'll need:

Two bowls of lukewarm water

Mild detergent, such as baby shampoo

A soft bristled brush

A soft lint-free cloth

What to do:

1. Add a few drops of baby shampoo to one of the bowls of lukewarm water

Mix to get a soapy solution. Using lukewarm water means you’re not subjecting your jewellery to extreme changes in temperature, which could damage it.

2. Soak your jewellery in the bowl with the mild detergent for ten minutes

This will loosen any dirt or grime, ready for you to gently remove.

3. Clean gently with the soft-bristled brush

Take your jewellery out of the bowl and scrub gently with the brush, paying attention to any hard-to-reach places where dirt may be hidden. A soft-bristled brush ensures you won’t scratch the surface of your jewellery.

4. Rinse well in the clean water

Soap can leave a residue on your gold jewellery, so make sure you rinse thoroughly to remove all the soapy solution.

5. Dry and polish with the lint-free cloth

Using a lint-free cloth ensures no fuzz or threads will be left behind. Enjoy your sparkling new jewellery!

How to clean gold plated jewellery

Gold plated products should be handled with care, as their gold plating can wear away over time. To look after your gold plated jewellery, you should just gently wipe it with a lint-free cloth to restore the shine, keeping it dry to avoid stripping the gold plating.

To look after your gold plated jewellery and to avoid tarnishing, you should:

Remove your jewellery or watch before showering

Keep your plated jewellery away from perfumes, creams and hand sanitiser

Store your gold plated pieces in a pouch or soft cloth, keeping it away from other pieces of jewellery

Did you know white gold jewellery is naturally a champagne colour? A rhodium coating is added to give white gold jewellery a brighter and whiter finish. Over time the rhodium coating can wear away, but no need to worry as you can have your jewellery re-rhodium coated within one of our stores to restore its shine.

For more tips on how to clean your jewellery, including tips on cleaning silver jewellery and how to care for your gemstones, follow us @amirgold.ldn, or visit us in-store where we’ll be happy to help.

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