How To Clean Gold Rings At Home
- Jul 14, 2022
- Alex Fetanat
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Gold jewelry is very popular and makes amazing family heirlooms. Gold jewelry requires proper care and maintenance to last through generations to ensure that it does not wear or lose its sparkle. One of the ways is to ensure proper cleaning from time to time. It is recommended to wash your gold rings at home and take them to a professional once a year for cleaning.
Properties of Gold Rings
Pure gold has 24 karats and is stamped. Karats lower than that indicate the presence of other metals for increased durability and hardness. It is added since gold is a soft metal prone to scratching.
How Often Should You Clean Gold Rings
Washing the gold rings gently every week and deeply after exposure to dirt is recommended. However, this may wear the metal away. Hence, it is important to re polish with a cloth every few months.
How to Clean Gold Rings
- Mixing soap with water- make soapy water with warm water, soap, and a soft brush to swish the water.
- Soaking the rings- place the rings in warm soapy water for 15 minutes.
- Brushing of the rings- you should gently brush all links and inches of the rings.
- Rinsing under cool water- rinse briefly under cool running water
- Drying of the rings- air dry or carefully dry with a towel or regular cloth.
Hazards to Avoid When Cleaning Gold Rings
Chlorine – it discolors or permanently damages your rings, especially at high temperatures. Remove your ring before using chlorine.
Soap – unknown ingredients used in soap making can destroy your ring. Basic blue Dawn dish soap is fine. Also, remove the ring before using soap.
Gold Rings With Colored Gemstones
When it comes to colored gemstones, how you clean them matters since most gemstones are treated or enhanced after extraction, it is advisable to visit your jeweler. However, you can still wash them at home with soap and water without ammonia.
Visiting Your Jeweler
Cleaning your gold rings is a good way to maintain their durability; however, it is important to have a professional jeweler clean them. The professionals will also check for any damages. Schedule a regular visit to your jeweler. At Noble House Jewelry, we have the best professionals for cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the durability of your gold rings. Contact us today!
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