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Cleaning and Caring for Gold Jewelry

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Goldman Buyer

If you own nice gold jewelry, you likely want to keep it clean, shiny and looking good as new. However, a time will come when you need to clean your gold. You can take it to be professionally cleaned, but can expect to pay quite a bit of money. Fortunately, there are ways to clean your gold, and keep it clean, right at home.

The first key to clean gold is to keep it well-preserved. This is relatively easy. Make sure you are always removing your gold jewelry before the following:

  • Using any home cleaning products
  • Going into a sauna or steam room, or anything that involved extreme temperature changes
  • Physical activities, especially swimming in a chlorinated pool
  • X-ray examinations

If you still find that your gold is looking worn, there are certain household products available that you can use to clean it. However, be sure to practice caution, as some products can damage more delicate items. Test all products before using them. Try soaking the items in a bowl of warm water mixed with dish soap for a few minutes, then gently scrub with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the items thoroughly and dry with a soft towel. You can also find products specifically designed to clean gold in some stores.

Do you have a special method you use to clean your gold or other jewelry?

If you have gold pieces that you no longer use, even if they are worn, bring them to Chicago Gold Gallery. Our expert appraisers will give you the best prices for your unwanted items.

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