How To Clean Gold Necklace
Are you wondering how to clean your gold necklace? Whether you have dirt and grime or if you have tarnishing, there is a way to clean gold. You can either clean your jewelry professionally or from the comfort of your own home. Necklaces are the easiest jewelry to clean.
Supplies needed to clean a gold necklace:
- Baking soda
- Take your gold necklace to a jeweler. A jeweler can guarantee to clean your gold correctly. Although it may cost you a few dollars and a few days' wait, a professional jeweler will do you right. They are able to clean any type of filth you may have built up on your gold necklace.
- Get some jewelry cleaner. Any jewelry store that sells fine jewels will be able to sell you professional jewelry cleaner you can use at home. Jewelry cleaner comes in a container and you would submerge your gold necklace into it. Wait the appropriate time and your gold necklace will be clean again. Read the directions to find out how long it will take to clean your necklace.
- You can clean your gold necklace at home too. If you have baking soda or toothpaste lying around you are good to go. These two products will safely and successfully remove any dirt or residue built up on your gold necklace. If you have about five to ten minutes available, you can clean your own jewelry.
- On a clean and dry surface, lay your gold necklace flat. Directly on the necklace, put either the baking soda or toothpaste over the top. Both products work equally as well. It is up to you what your preference is or which is more convenient for you.
- This is where your toothbrush comes in. Dip your toothbrush in water for some moisture. Hold your gold necklace flat with one hand. With the other hand, gently scrub in a circular motion section by section until the entire gold necklace has been washed. You should see the baking soda or toothpaste turning a brown or black color. This is the grime being removed.
- If you have tarnishing on your gold jewelry, you need a tougher product. Tarnishing is different from dirt or grime. It is more like a stain. Metal stains can be discouraging, but not if you have WD-40. This product works for more than the garage and squeaky doors. Give it a shot.
- Lay out your gold necklace on a clean and dry surface. Spray WD-40 directly on the piece of jewelry. Let it set for just a couple of minutes. Take your toothbrush and scrub all sections of your gold necklace in a circular motion until all areas have been cleaned.
- Rinse your gold necklace in clean water. Make sure to plug the drain in the sink before you put your necklace near it. You don't want your gold necklace to fall down the drain! While rubbing your necklace in your fingers, rinse well to remove all cleaning products. You will be amazed at the luster and shine of your now new gold necklace.