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7 Tips on how to Take Care of Your Gold Jewelry

Jewelry will always be a perfect complement to our style. One of the materials that will never go out of style is gold since it is a material that can pass from generation to generation without losing its fantastic characteristics, creating admiration at different times.

So, in many situations, it has been demonstrated that it’s better not to sell gold jewelry but rather to keep it safe because it never goes out of style.

Gold is a material known for its hardness, capable of withstanding use over time quite well. However, it is important to know certain aspects of how to clean and preserve gold so that it maintains the same splendor of the day we bought the jewel.

How to clean your gold jewelry

Frequent use of a gold jewel causes the jewel to be in permanent contact with dust, pollution, skin oils, dirt or makeup. Contact with all of these agents can cause jewelry to lose its shine. This is why there are a series of homemade tips to clean the jewelry to maintain its original appearance.

Make sure before you start cleaning that the jewelry does not have any cracks or breaks, as the cleaning process can make the situation worse. In these cases, it is advisable to take the jewel to a jeweler.

  • Firstly, be sure to place your gold jewelry to soak in warm water for at least three hours.
  • After this time, rub the jewelry gently with a brush to remove dirt.
  • Rinse the jewelry and dry it with a rag or cloth.
  • To get more shine and make your jewelry look shinier it is advisable to use a cloth to polish it, and avoid using paper or towels so that the gold jewelry does not get scratched.
  • Do not use excessive soap to clean your jewelry if it is not strictly necessary.

How to take care of your gold jewelry

Regardless of the type of jewelry you have, be it gold rings, pendants or bracelets, it is important to take care of them and help them shine like new. That is why there are some tips that will help you take care of it in a proper way.

  • Putting on your jewelry after applying perfume or makeup is a good way to avoid unnecessarily dirtying your jewelry.
  • Do not shower or bathe with the jewelry. Although the chemical composition of body soaps is not very strong, it is advisable to remove your jewelry before bathing.
  • Avoid cleaning your home with gold jewelry on, as the chemicals used in household cleaning can damage the finish of the jewelry.
  • Avoid exposing gold jewelry to chlorine. Chlorine is an industrial chemical substance, which is often used to clean and disinfect. This substance weakens the structure of gold, so it could cause breakage of the material. It is advisable to remove gold jewelry to bathe in swimming pools or jacuzzis since they are usually places that are disinfected with chlorine.
  • Gold is considered to be a soft metal. This means that it can be affected by dents, scratches or bumps. That is why it is recommended not to wear gold jewelry when doing activities that may affect the jewelry in this way, such as sports or extreme activities.

Store your jewelry properly

Keeping or storing jewelry correctly is one more way to keep your jewelry well cared, so that it remains in the best condition over time, preserving its shine and original brilliance.

Fabric-lined jewelry boxes are one of the most common options for storing jewelry. However, we tend to store all jewelry together, rubbing against each other, which can cause minor bumps that result in scratches.

To avoid small dents or scratches it is recommended to store the jewelry separately. Either in a jewelry box that has different compartments in which to leave the jewels or in small cloth bags in which the jewel is inserted to avoid rubbing with the rest of the elements inside the jewelry box. It’s important to remember that the jewelry should remain stored in a clean and dry place.


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