Are your gold items dull and dirty? Gold is a magnificent material that can make any object sublime and extraordinary. But like any other metal, it too can get dirty and even tarnish.
So what can we do to restore it to its beautiful shine? Well, that’s what you will find out here. Here are some tips to make gold shine.
1. Use liquid hand soap
If your gold items are small, simply soak them in a little hot water with some liquid hand soap. Wait a while, and then rub your items with a very soft cloth such as microfiber.
2. Use boiling water to wash the gold
Soak your gold items for one minute in boiled water. Then rub with a soft cloth. Your gold will shine again as it started!
3. Use toothpaste to make the gold shine
Take a small toothbrush and rub your gold with a little toothpaste. Rinse well afterward. Be careful not to scratch your gold objects on the other hand.
4. Use ammonia to clean the gold
Mix water, dish soap, and a few drops of ammonia and brush your gold object using this mixture. Rinse well afterward.
5. Use baking powder
Apply baking powder over the entire surface to be cleaned. Then rub gently with a soft brush. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and wipe it dry with a microfiber cloth.
6. Use soft drink
Soak your gold in a little soft drink (Coke), rinse and wipe dry.
7. Use lemon juice
Gently rub your gold with a little lemon juice diluted with hot water. Take it very slowly and rinse well afterward.
8. Use talcum powder to make the gold shine
Talc (body powder) is suitable for cleaning and making gold shine. Simply rub your gold with it to make your gold items shine again.
9. Use Marseille soap
Mix some hot water with Marseille soap and simply clean your gold with this mixture. You can also just soak your gold in the mix.
10. Use a ready-to-use bath
Products sold in stores such as Contact Europe. Brush and dip basket is included with Gold Cleaner.
11. Breadcrumbs to restore shine
Take breadcrumbs and make a dumpling out of it. Rub your jewel with balls of fresh bread crumbs to restore its shine—another original tip from our grandmothers.
12. How do I clean white gold jewelry?
Unlike yellow gold and pink gold, white gold requires special maintenance. You should know that around 95% of white gold jewelry is rhodium.
Over time, the thin layer of rhodium wears off and makes your jewelry shine dull. The only solution to overcome this problem is to redo a rhodium plating every two years on average.
13. Laundry powder
In boiling water, add a dose of washing powder. Place your jewelry in it and boil it for 2 minutes. Scrub if necessary with a soft brush and rinse with clean water.
14. Use onion
Grandma used onion juice to make her gold jewelry shine. To do this, apply onion juice directly to the jewel, rub gently and finish by polishing with a chamois leather.
15. Clean with Coca-Cola
Soak your jewelry for 20-30 minutes in Coca-Cola. The acidity of the drink will attack the dirt.
Take care of gold daily
Do not wear your gold jewelry all the time. Sweating or moisturizers can reduce their shine. Do not leave them in the open air and store them in pockets or cases. Avoid contact with abrasive and aggressive products such as household products. If your jewelry contains stones, rub them gently so as not to damage them. Reserve a clean, used toothbrush for cleaning your jewelry.