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The exact process of how to clean gold-filled and solid gold jewelry.
Step #1: Grab Gold-Filled or Solid Gold Pieces That Need A Clean
Especially if you’re wearing them on a regular basis, you may find your gold-filled or solid gold jewels are a little dingy and in need of clean. It happens to the best of us!
Grabbing your jewelry that is in need of a clean is the first step! This process is safe for gold-filled and solid gold jewelry, and is also okay if your jewelry has gemstones (just make sure you’re using a very soft brush and go gentle when you brush it).
Note: This is *not* a safe cleaning method for gold-plated jewelry! Water ruins gold-plated jewelry. I don’t use gold-plated for any of my pieces, but I want to warn you in case you have some in your jewelry box already. If you find yourself wondering what the difference is, learn everything you wanted to know about gold-plated vs gold-filled vs solid gold.
Step #2: Soak Your Jewelry In Soapy Water Overnight
In a clean dish, add a squirt of mild dish soap and a little bit of water to make a soapy solution. Dawn dish soap works great!
Put your jewelry in the water and soak it over night.
In the morning, you’ll be ready to finish the cleaning process!
Step #3: Make A Baking Soda Paste
For the next part, you’ll need a few things:
- Baking soda
- 2-3 clean dishes
- A soft toothbrush
- Your trusty mild dish soap
Add a spoonful of baking soda to one of the clean dishes, plus a squirt of dish soap and a few drops of water.
Using the toothbrush, mix the ingredients to make a paste.
Step #4: Gently Scrub Clean
When your paste is fully mixed, you can start cleaning!
Grab a piece of jewelry from the soaking bowl and gently scrub the gold parts, using the brush.
Repeat for each piece of jewelry you’re cleaning.
Step #5: Rinse
To remove the paste from the jewelry, just add water!
Rinse your jewels under the faucet until the paste is fully removed and the water runs clean, not bubbly.
Step #6: Pat Dry With Paper Towel
Dry your fresh and shiny jewelry off with a paper towel.
Good as new!