Gold jewellery is a timeless accessory that can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any outfit. Even though white gold impresses with its natural lustre at first sight, everyday use can make it lose this over time. Whether you have a necklace, bracelet or a ring, white gold jewellery requires special care and attention. Here are some tips on how to bring it back to life.
1. Wipe the jewellery with a cotton cloth
A cloth designed for polishing jewellery is a great way to keep your white gold jewellery pieces clean at all times. Wipe the surface of the jewellery with the cloth in a circular motion. This will remove excess dirt and restore your jewellery’s lustre.
2. Soak the jewellery in warm soapy water
The best way to clean white gold is to use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Soak the jewellery in warm soapy water for 10 minutes and then gently clean it. Then rinse the jewellery in clean water and leave to dry.
3. Clean it with a soft brush
If your white gold jewellery has larger grooves or rougher surfaces, you could use a brush with soft bristles to help you get inside the hard-to-reach areas. Soak the jewellery in warm, soapy water and then use a toothbrush to gently clean the jewellery. Rinse it with clean water and then dry it with a cloth.
4. Use professional cleaning products
Is your jewellery particularly dirty or tarnished? Try using a cleaning product which is specifically designed to clean white gold. Follow the exact instructions on the bottle to make sure that you don’t damage your jewellery. There are solutions, foams and even creams available to clean your gold at home and they can be applied with a cloth or a soft brush.
5. Get your hands on a home ultrasonic cleaner
If you have more jewellery pieces in your jewellery box, it might be worth getting an ultrasonic cleaner. You can then clean your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings from the comfort of your own home. However, be careful with gemstone jewellery and make sure you check beforehand whether the stones could get damaged by the ultrasonic waves.
6. See a professional
If none of the above options suit you, or if you require special care for your jewellery, see a professional. They will advise you on how to properly care for your jewellery, they will clean it and if necessary, they will restore it in a way which makes it look like new again.