Gold jewelries in the Philippines have this aesthetic appeal, unlike other precious metals. However, it doesn't mean that gold wedding rings or gold engagement rings don't tarnish or lose its original shine. According to professional jewelers, you should clean gold jewelry every few weeks and repolish it every few months.
4 Ways you can clean gold jewelries in the Philippines
Method no.1: Mild Dish Soap or Liquid Detergent
- Fill a bowl with warm water. Make sure it can hold the entire piece of gold jewelry.
- Put a couple of drops of mild dishwashing liquid and mix it.
- Soak the jewelry in the solution for 15-30 minutes.
- For thorough cleaning, get a very soft-bristled toothbrush and gently scrub the nooks and crannies.
- Using a strainer, rinse the jewelry in warm running water.
- Dry it with a soft, cotton cloth by patting it gently. Alternatively, you can place it over the cloth and leave it to air dry.
Method no. 2: Ammonia
- Prepare a solution of one part ammonia with six parts of water in a bowl. Stir it carefully with the spoon.
- Place the jewelry in a strainer. Then soak it in the solution for one minute.
- After one minute, rinse it thoroughly under running water.
- Pat the jewelry using a soft polishing cloth and air dry it on a towel.
Method no. 3: Boiling Water
- Put the pure gold jewelry (a piece without delicate gemstones) in a glass or metal bowl.
- Carefully pour the boiling water over the jewelry.
- Leave it for a while until the water cools off and safe to handle.
- Remove the jewelry in the bowl and scrub it with a soft brush for thorough cleaning.
- Dab it with a soft towel and allow it to air dry.
Method no. 4: Baking Soda
- Make a solution of a tablespoon of baking soda with water until it has a consistency of a thick paste.
- Put the solution on a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Gently brush the jewelry (one that has no gemstones on it).
- Rinse it by dipping it in a bowl of clean water or running water.
- Pat it with a soft cloth and leave it to air-dry overnight.
8 Safety tips in cleaning and maintaining gold jewelry
- When you rinse the jewelry under running water, make sure it is held by a strainer to avoid losing it down the drain forever.
- For gold jewelries in the Philippines that have gemstones on it, don't use the methods with boiling water, ammonia, and baking soda as it may crack or fall out.
- If the gold jewelry has gemstones, use method number one. But instead of soaking it, dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently scrub the jewelry. As for rinsing, just dab it with a wet cloth.
- Wear safety gloves when using ammonia and boiling water solutions.
- Use only a new baby-sized and a very soft-bristled toothbrush.
- If you are going to clean more than one piece, do it one at a time to avoid scratching it.
- Remove your gold jewelry when washing and sanitizing your hands to prevent it from tarnishing.
- You must also remove it before bathing or showering. This is to avoid film build-up from body washes.
Are you looking for high-quality gold jewelries in the Philippines? Meycauayan Jewelries is home for local artisans that creates handcrafted gold wedding rings, gold engagement rings, and other gold jewelry pieces. For inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (044) 812 1902. You may also visit our Facebook page to check our latest collection.