How to Clean My Precious Metal Jewelry
HOW TO CLEAN PRECIOUS METAL JEWELRY
The first rule of thumb is to never use chlorines and bleaches to clean your jewelry. These chemicals are awfully bad for precious metals. They affect the alloys, cause discoloration, and increase the porosity. Chlorines also remove rhodium plating and can damage gemstones!
Avoid exposure to moisture, peroxide, and household solvents/chemicals.
Gold responds well to a simple buffering with a soft jewelry cloth, giving gold a renewed shine easily.
The most effective approach to removing mild tarnishing and brighten up your silver jewelry is by buffing the metal with a soft, jewelry cloth.
We provide a high quality jewelry cloth with every purchase!
Baking Soda is a gentle and natural cleanser that works well to clean jewelry of all types, including gold, gold-filled, silver, sterling silver, and silver-plated items. With any of the methods listed below, baking soda can make your jewelry look shiny and new.
Baking Soda Cleaning Methods:
Method 1- Basic Clean: Depending on the size of the jewelry, pour 1 cup of hot water in a bowl, add 1-2 tsp of baking soda, and stir. Soak in your jewelry piece (s) for 5-10 minutes. Rinse the jewelry with cold water. Pat the jewelry dry with a clean towel.
Method 2 – Deep Clean: Mix 3 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water. Stir up the ingredients until you get a paste-like consistency. Deep a clean, soft bristles toothbrush into the paste. Scrub your jewelry gently with the toothbrush for 1-2 minutes. Rinse the jewelry with cold water. Dry with a clean towel.
Method 3 – For Silver Jewelry: Pour 1 cup of hot water into a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of salt, and 1 tbsp of dish soap. Soak your jewelry for 5-10 min. Rinse off the jewelry. The jewelry is clean when there is no bubbles or residue in the water. Dry the jewelry with a clean towel.
If silver jewelry is severely tarnished, and these methods do not work, it is recommended that the item be taken for a professional cleaning by a preferred jeweler.