With a little TLC and some simple cleaning techniques, you can maintain your gold jewellery so that it lasts longer. We're going to walk you through everything you need to know about taking care of your gold jewellery and keeping it clean. 

Why clean your gold jewellery? 

Gold jewellery is an investment as well as an expression of your personal style. Regular cleaning keeps it looking good and helps to preserve its value over time. Daily wear, exposure to natural oils from your skin and environmental factors can all lead to dullness and tarnishing. By regularly cleaning your jewellery you can extend the life and beauty of your pieces. 

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The basics of gold jewellery cleaning 

Pure gold (24 karats) is less prone to tarnishing compared to lower karat gold pieces, which contain other metals such as copper or silver. However, regardless of karat weight, all gold jewellery requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. 

Cleaning techniques 

Not sure how to clean gold jewellery? Here’s a step-by-step guide to the cleaning techniques you need to know. 

1. Mild soap and water method 

  • Start by filling a bowl with warm water and adding a few drops of mild washing up liquid. 
  • Soak your gold jewellery in the solution for 15-20 minutes to loosen dirt and oils. 
  • Gently scrub each piece with a soft-bristled toothbrush or a jewellery brush. 
  • Rinse thoroughly under lukewarm water to remove any soap residue. 
  • Pat dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. 
2. Ammonia solution 
  • For stubborn dirt or tarnish, create a cleaning solution by mixing one part household ammonia with six parts water. 
  • Soak your gold jewellery in the solution for no more than one minute. 
  • Remove and rinse under lukewarm water. 
  • Dry and polish with a soft cloth. 

3. Commercial gold cleaners 

  • Alternatively, you can use gold jewellery cleaners. 
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, as these products can work differently. 

By adding these simple cleaning techniques into your routine, you can make sure your jewellery stays in great condition. Remember, a little TLC goes a long way. For more jewellery care tips and fashion inspiration, be sure to explore our blog. 

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