Solid gold Jewelry, can you polish it – YES!
Here are our quick tips on how to keep your gold, diamonds or precious stones within your gold piece(s) looking fresh without having to bring it into a jeweler on a regular basis.
The things you will need:
For this you will need an old toothbrush, dish soap and a towel for drying. Simply put dish soap onto the old toothbrush, add a little water and start scrubbing your gold jewelry. You will see how quickly your pieces will come back to life. Once you are 100% satisfied with how clean they are, take your towel and dry thoroughly.
Now in a pinch if you find that your jewelry still has gunk caught between the stone settings, you can always go back to the original polishing method that I use for cleaning silver; which is baking soda, aluminum foil and hot water. Let it soak and watch the gunk come out.
Usually I recommend this process for gold pieces that have been worn for a few years. Gold as its worn can get scratches on the surfaces causing the it to look dull. This is when I would suggest bringing your gold pieces into a jeweler where they can use a thing called a “polishing wheel” to smooth out the surface and make your gold pieces look brand new. However, after your jewelry has been polished a number of times, the effects accumulate and the structure of your piece(s) of jewelry can become weaker. Of course that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have your jewelry polished, you just shouldn’t do so too often. I would recommend every one to two years.
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