The gold jewellery cleaner you use at home should be gentle enough to not scratch your precious metals. It should also be able to clean your jewellery thoroughly. It should also be a non-toxic solution that can be used on delicate stones or any other materials your gold pieces are adorned with.
Toothpaste is one of the mildest cleaning solutions available. Just put a small amount of toothpaste on a soft-bristled toothbrush and clean your jewellery, especially the nooks and crannies. Use this method with caution, though, as it can be too abrasive for some types of gold jewellery or even for certain gemstones.
You can also use a non-toxic dish soap to give your jewellery a deeper clean. Mix warm water with a drop of dish soap and let your jewellery soak for about five to 10 minutes. Gently scrub your jewellery with the brush and rinse with a clean, soft cloth. Be sure to place a mat or dish over any sinks you plan to use for rinsing your jewellery to prevent dropping it down the drain.
It’s important to clean your solid gold jewellery regularly. Not only will this help your jewellery keep its shine, but it will also prevent the buildup of dirt that can cause scratches. You should also be careful when storing your jewellery, particularly pieces with engraved sections. These sheltered areas can collect more debris, making them harder to clean than the smooth surface of your jewellery. Taking your jewellery off before you do the dishes, wash your hair, or play sports is also recommended to prevent accidental damage.