Cleaning Gold Earrings

Find out some tips on how to clean gold earrings to make them look brand new?

Each of you has a favourite pair of gold earrings that you wear no matter what the occasion or season is. Jewellery is frequently associated with sentimental value. In other cases, you simply enjoy wearing it, so it's only natural that you are disappointed when you notice that your favourite gold earrings are no longer as gleaming as they once were and that their colour has faded.

Why do gold earrings get dirty?

Pure gold is a light yellow colour with a gleaming sheen. In water and air, gold does not oxidise. However, the presence of copper in the alloy, for example, may affect the formation of a natural patina that appears as a greenish-grey coating. If gold earrings are exposed to unfavourable weather conditions, such as moisture and sunlight, their colour may change. Contact with cosmetics such as balms, hairsprays, and perfumes can also have a negative impact on their appearance. Gold earrings may lose their noble appearance and attractive colour when exposed to household detergents and chlorine, such as when swimming in a pool. When bathing, remember to remove your earrings because they come into contact with a lot of water, shampoo, and conditioner, all of which can leave a residue on them. Furthermore, dirt and dust get into the small gaps in your gold earrings on a regular basis. Gold earrings come in a variety of shapes, and those with a lot of details are more likely to get dirty. There is a large selection of gold earrings on the market, such as in the AXESSI online store, where you can pick from a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs.

Find out about home ways of cleaning your gold earrings!

The advantages of using homemade gold cleaning methods are numerous. First and foremost, they are inexpensive. Second, everyone is capable of doing it for themselves. Third, they are natural methods that most people already have at home. Dishwashing liquid is the first method for cleaning gold earrings at home. Make a cleaning solution with dish soap, half a teaspoon of baking soda, and warm water. In the solution, dip your gold earrings or other gold jewellery parts. Depending on the amount of dirt, soak for 10 to 30 minutes. After that, gently, thoroughly, and slowly clean the entire surface of your earrings with a soft-bristled brush. Then run it under cold water and pat it dry with a cotton cloth. To achieve the desired glow, polish with a flannelette.

Cleaning with lemon juice, vinegar, or spirit is the second most popular method at home, however this method should not be applied to mixed alloy costume jewellery and works best on real gold. Wet a soft cloth with a solution of warm water, citric acid, and baking soda and use it to wipe the soiled area of gold earrings. After a few minutes, thoroughly wash the earrings with soap and water and polish them with a flannel cloth to shine. If you want to use vinegar, wet a soft cloth or cotton pad with it and rub it all over the surface of your gold earrings. Allow it to sit for a few hours before wiping it down with a soft, damp cloth. If you have spirit at home, on the other hand, you can give your gold earrings a new look in a matter of seconds. You'll also need a bowl and at least 95% alcohol. Using spirit to clean gold is a simple and quick process. All you have to do is soak a piece of gold jewellery in alcohol for a few minutes. The effect is immediate and completely unexpected. When cleaning gold, keep in mind that hard, sharp objects can scratch the surface and destroy the coating. Use soft bristles and delicate flannel or cotton cloths to clean gold.

Find out what professional gold cleaning looks like!

You can clean your gold jewellery yourself, but you don't have to. Go to a jewellery store if you don't have time, don't want to, or are simply afraid of damaging your golden treasures. An expert will disinfect, degrease, and polish your jewellery properly. Gold jewellery can be cleaned with a professional ultrasonic cleaner or a special cleaning liquid and a soft cloth, for example. Professional gold cleaning liquids are chemical mixtures that are both safe and effective when used. An expert who cleans your gold jewellery will also provide you with advice on how to care for it so that it lasts as long as possible. Professional cleaning usually doesn't take long unless you leave a large amount of gold for cleaning. You can also rest assured that you've entrusted your jewellery to the best of hands and that you'll receive something even more beautiful in return. You'll be able to wear it and enjoy the sight of it with a smile.

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