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How to Clean Gold Jewellery

Cleaning gold jewellery is a simple task that will ensure your special pieces look gorgeous every time you wear them. When your jewellery shines, you do too which is why it's so important to keep it looking its best! With our easy step by step guide you'll be able to keep your gold pieces looking brand new.

How Often Does Gold Jewellery Need Cleaning?

How often gold jewellery needs cleaning will depend on an array of external factors. From how often you wear your gold necklaces, to whether you store them in a jewellery box or on a jewellery hanger. Each of these elements will affect what debris your gold jewellery is exposed to. For pieces worn on a daily basis, you'll want to clean these far more often than those that are stored safely in a box and only brought out for special occasions.

Ultimately, cleaning your gold jewellery can restore the shine to your favorite pieces. Their new lustre will ensure they remain the centrepiece of all your favourite outfits.

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How to Clean Gold Jewellery

Cleaning gold jewellery is very simple and can easily be done at home.

Step 1: Take a polishing cloth - we have these available on request. Make sure your cloth is both clean and dry. Having a dry cloth is especially important for pieces with set gemstones such as gold rings. You should also avoid submerging your jewellery in water.

Step 2: Rub your piece in one direction, wiping away any dirt. You want to be gentle when doing this to avoid causing any scratches from large particles that may have gathered on your jewellery piece.

Step 3: For engraved gold jewellery pieces, pay particular attention to the etching, ensuring debris is removed from these crevices. It's easier for dirt to accumulate in these sheltered engraved sections of gold bracelets so cleaning these thoroughly will keep your piece looking newer for longer.

If these steps don't remove all the grime, take a gentle soap on a wet cloth and again rub gently. This should remove any left over dirt, leaving you with perfectly clean jewellery that you can wear with pride.

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What to Avoid When Cleaning Gold

When cleaning gold jewellery you want to be careful, especially if the pieces are made from gold vermeil as you don't want to cause any damage. Avoiding any chemical or artificial solution when cleaning your jewellery is advised as these can be overly harsh on precious metals. Only using polishing cloths, with a small amount of water and gentle soap will ensure you don't clean your pieces too harshly.

If you're cleaning gold jewellery that contains a gemstone it's especially important that you don't submerge the piece under water. Submerging gemstone jewellery may cause water to become trapped in the setting of the jewel, leading to rust which could ultimately cause the gemstone to fall out. With the knowledge of how to clean gold jewellery you can easily avoid this, cleaning your pieces safely

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5 Tips Caring for Gold Jewellery

Caring for your gold and rose gold jewellery in between cleanings should also be a top priority. With our simple tips, you'll be able to keep your jewellery dazzling for longer!

Avoid submerging gold rings, or gold bracelets in water. Taking these pieces off when doing the dishes or other household work that involves chemicals is essential as they may become tarnished by harsh substances.

When not wearing, keep your pieces in a jewellery box or pouch instead of out in the open where they may become scratched.

Store your gold jewellery separate from each other, possibly wrapped in a soft cloth. This will ensure that even when tucked away your jewels don't cause scratches to one another.

Clean your gold jewellery regularly. Giving pieces a polish regularly will stop debris build up from occurring on the pieces.

Minimise your favourite gold jewellery coming into contact with sweat by taking them off when exercising.

Caring for and cleaning your gold jewellery will ensure your sentimental pieces look gorgeous at all times. Whether they're your everyday gold earrings, or statement cocktail rings for a special occasion, your gold jewellery with shine as bright as you.

What Makes Monica Vinader Special

We are a British jewellery brand that was founded in 2008. Our primary focus is to bring you luxury jewellery with beautiful designs, at an affordable price point. Our wearable pieces, including silver jewellery pieces, are ideal for both everyday, and occasionwear. With style inspiration from the likes of Kate Winslet, you'll never want to take your Monica Vinader pieces off!

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