Care of gold and silver jewellery

Published on : 10 January 20203 min reading time

In order to enjoy your jewellery in a lasting way, you have to take good care of it. It is important to take care of them and to do it in the best way and not just any way. There are many tips for cleaning and taking care of gold and silver jewellery so that you can always wear it for a very long time.

How to care for gold jewellery?

White gold jewellery can change colour over time. On the other hand, yellow gold on its side will only tarnish slightly. To give back its brightness to the gold, here are some tips and tricks that you can adopt:

Brush gold jewellery with soapy water and just a little bit of rubbing alcohol. After that, rinse and wipe the jewel with chamois leather.

Rub the gold with breadcrumbs. It’s incredible but true. Moreover it is a really effective way to give the gold a new look.

Clean the gold jewelry with toothpaste.  Using an old toothbrush moistened with lukewarm water and a little toothpaste, brush the jewelry gently and then polish it with a soft cloth.

For a gold chain, this is a little tricky because it is not easy to clean. It can be soaked in very hot soapy water, which is added with ammonia, and the jewel is as good as new.

How to take care of silver jewellery?

After a long use, one notices that one’s skin takes on a blackish complexion due to silver jewellery, especially rings or bracelets. Indeed, silver jewellery can oxidize easily and scratch. Over time, they blacken due to the presence of solid silver in the jewel in question. Here are a few methods that can be applied to prevent this:

Ninety-proof alcohol: you wipe your silver jewelry in a silk rag, then you dip it in a bowl filled with ninety-proof alcohol. Finally, all that is left to do is to brush it and rub it gently with chamois leather.

Salt water: by depositing his jewels in a sheet of alimentary aluminium foil, pour salt and hot water over them. After a quarter of an hour, wait for the mixture to take effect and you’re done.

Baking soda: just mix half a teaspoon in a glass of water, and apply the paste obtained to the silver jewelry with a cloth. Then you rub with an old toothbrush, rinse and polish with a soft cloth, and you’re done.

Toothpaste: The toothpaste method can be used exactly as for gold jewellery.

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