How To Properly Care For Your Gold Jewelry

If you own gold jewelry and have no clue how to properly care for it, you are not alone. In this quick guide, you’ll learn how to make sure that it’s all taken care of without even damaging it in the slightest. Whether you own a gold medallion or a ring, the way to care for your gold jewelry is the same.

You’ll really want to pay attention here since you don’t want to skip a step. Indeed, gold is durable and can last a long time. But proper care will ensure that your jewelry will last generations beyond yours.

Now, let’s begin with this guide to properly care for your gold jewelry starting with step one:

  1. Gather the materials

First, you will need the following: A container with 10-parts water mixed with 2-parts dish soap. You’ll also need a soft brush for when it comes time to scrub them. Lastly, you’ll need a cloth to dry the jewelry.

  1. Soak them

Take the gold jewelry you want to clean and soak it in the soap and water for up to three hours.

  1. Brush them

Using the soft brush, gently scrub each side, nook, and cranny of the piece of jewelry you’re cleaning thoroughly.

  1. Dry them

Using a soft cloth, blot dry the piece of jewelry in its entirety. A couple of times over should be enough to do the trick.

Pro-Tips For Gold Jewelry Care

If there are some things you really want to take to heart, it’s these pro-tips. We’ll be taking a look at a few of them so you know exactly what to do when cleaning your jewelry following the steps above. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Use polish: After the cleaning process, it’s important that you apply polish. This will allow your gold jewelry to retain that shine. You’ll want to use a separate cloth for this. Never use paper towels under any circumstances as it may cause scratching
    • Clean with soap, but don’t overdo it: Overdoing it with the soap will cause the eventual buildup of patina. When the patina is collected on gold jewelry, it may ruin it completely (and therefore be rendered useless)
      • Check for damage before and after: Even if you haven’t cleaned them before, your gold jewelry may have already sustained some kind of damage. It’s important to inspect it before and after you clean them. The last thing you want to do is clean your jewelry and scratch them by complete accident
        • Use a jewelry box for storage: Storage is key when it comes to caring for your gold jewelry. Unless you are wearing it regularly, they need to be placed in a jewelry box for safekeeping. You should also consider keeping the gold jewelry stored separately from each other. Gold jewelry that is stored together with other jewelry can sustain damage if it gets moved around.

Final Thoughts

Caring for your gold jewelry is super important. If you do it properly, they can last a long time. You should follow the instructions above and really take the pro-tips seriously if you want to keep your gold jewelry for as long as possible.

These pieces of jewelry have the potential to become family heirlooms. You can pass them onto your child or grandchild. And they too will eventually pass it down to someone important in their family.

Gold jewelry is durable. But it doesn’t mean that it’s indestructible. Improper care of gold jewelry will lead to damage and may eventually become useless.

When it comes to gold jewelry, treat it as if it were the most priceless work of art you’ve ever owned.