When cleaning gold jewelry, it’s important to be gentle – as any other precious metal, gold is very soft. Using the smallest amount of soap or cleaner possible, and being careful not to scrub too hard, is best. You can also use a lint-free cloth to rub away dirt and grime – paying special attention to the nooks and crannies of engraved rings and intricate designs.
This simple method can help remove tarnish from most pieces of gold jewelry. Start with a bowl of warm water, and add a small amount of dish soap. Soak the piece in the solution for a few minutes, then gently brush or scrape away any dirt, tarnish, or other debris. Rinse the piece, then dry it completely.
If your ring has precious stones in it, be extra careful not to soak it or use hot water. These can cause the stones to become loose, or even come off entirely. For best results, we recommend using a gentle soap and warm water.
You can also clean your gold with regular household products, such as glass cleaner, but be cautious not to use anything too harsh or abrasive. The tiny bristles on a toothbrush can be great for getting into those tough to reach nooks and crannies, too!