How To Clean Gold Jewellery
Posted by Natalie Cochrane on 2nd Feb 2023
How to Clean Gold Jewellery
Cleaning your jewellery will ensure that your favourite pieces sparkle every time you wear them. All jewellery needs some care and attention to keep it in perfect condition. At Lily Blanche, our jewellery is designed to last. With proper care, your gold jewellery will retain its beauty and sparkle. Read on to discover our step-by-step guide on how to clean your gold jewellery.
How to Clean Jewellery At Home:
Cleaning your jewellery is simple and can be easily done from the comfort of your home. To clean your gold jewellery, simply follow these three easy steps:
1. Use a polish cloth. A soft polish cloth is the best way to keep your jewellery sparkling. Our jewellery care kit contains a polish cloth manufactured by Town Talk Polish. The cloth is impregnated with a unique formula to remove tarnish and ensure shine.
2. Gently rub your jewellery with the polish cloth in one direction to wipe away any dirt or dust that may have gathered. Being gentle is important to avoid damaging the jewellery.
3. Once polished, place your jewellery inside our jewellery storage pouch when you are not wearing it to ensure it stays sparkling. Our jewellery storage pouch is part of our jewellery care kit which is free on all orders over £75.
What Should I Avoid When Cleaning Gold Jewellery?
It’s also important to know the things to avoid when cleaning your gold jewellery. We recommend avoiding chemicals or artificial solutions to clean your gold jewellery as they can be too harsh on precious metals.
If you are cleaning a gold locket or gold necklace that features a gemstone, extra care must be taken. It’s important to not submerge gemstones in any water as water can become trapped in the setting of the gemstone. Pearl jewellery should also not be submerged in water. It is best to clean pearls with a dry soft cloth as freshwater pearls are porous.
We also recommend avoiding hash cleaning products when cleaning your gold jewellery. Please use the Lily Blanche polish cloth, other polish cloths or liquids may damage the surface of the jewellery.
How To Store Gold Jewellery:
As well as cleaning your jewellery, storing your jewellery is essential to ensuring it is looked after. When you are not wearing your jewellery, we recommend storing it in our anti tarnish jewellery pouch. Our jewellery pouch is made in the USA with intercept technology. It contains painted polymers in the lining of the pouch which help to neutralise gases in the atmosphere which can lead to dullness and tarnishing when jewellery is not stored correctly. The pouch cleans the air trapped in the bag which will keep your Lily Blanche necklaces, earring and rings in perfect condition. Simply pop your jewellery inside the pouch when you are not wearing it to keep it clean.
We also recommend storing your jewellery separately to avoid scratching. By keeping the jewellery inside its pouch, it will be stored safely.
Top Tips For Cleaning Gold Jewellery:
Water contains chemicals which can be abrasive. It is best to take jewellery off before showering or exercising. Chemicals in swimming pools and jacuzzies can also damage jewellery. We also recommend keeping your jewellery away from perfumes and creams and removing your rings when you wash your hands.
Using our polish cloths is the best way to take care of your jewellery. Sterling silver jewellery in particular will tarnish over time, which is normal. It’s easy to remove it with our polish cloths. Simply wipe with the polish cloth to avoid any tarnishing. Top tip – you may notice that the polish cloth turns black. Don’t worry, this is normal and is a chemical reaction rather than a buildup of dirt. It shows that the cloth is working well. The cloth is also reusable and designed to last, so it can be used again and again as long as it is not washed.
Caring for your jewellery is an easy way to keep it shining and can easily be done from home. The most important thing is that you enjoy your jewellery. Discover more jewellery care tips and our collection of gold necklaces for inspiration.