With our tips you can easily determine the authenticity of gold
Cleaning gold jewellery can be very easy and there are many ways to restore the shine to your favourite pieces at home. However, there is a lot to consider. For example, you should be careful with gemstone jewellery or gold jewellery with pearls and be familiar with the nature of gold. So to ensure that your gold jewellery is professionally cleaned, you should have it cleaned by a jeweller to be on the safe side. At Brogle, we also offer this service from our in-house master workshops. Contact us: we will advise you and make you a personal offer.
You should only use this cleaning method if your gold jewellery is not set with precious stones. The warm water of the solution can dissolve the glue with which the stones are sometimes attached. Put some washing-up liquid in a container of lukewarm water. The water should be warm but still well below boiling point. Place the piece of jewellery in the water for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, the solution can also penetrate into cracks and crevices of the piece and loosen the dirt. Afterwards you should clean your gold jewellery with a soft cloth and remove the loosened dirt. Afterwards, the piece of jewellery can be washed again under running water.
Important: With smaller gold jewellery, such as rings, do not forget to cover the drain in case the piece slips out of your hand.
An ultrasonic cleaning device can also be used for cleaning gold jewellery. These devices are often used for cleaning small parts, such as glasses. Ultrasonic waves create vibrations in a liquid bath that shake dirt and dust off the parts. The sound waves create countless bubbles in the water, which ultimately shake the dirt off the individual parts. The bubbles can also penetrate into corners. Due to the liquid, you should especially not use this method on gold jewellery with pearls. The liquid can cause the pearls to dry out and they would lose their lustre. You should also find out beforehand whether precious stones are suitable for ultrasonic cleaning.
This miracle cure is already said to keep away grey hair and colds. But can you clean gold jewellery with onion juice? You can't clean the precious metal completely with it, but you can give dull gold jewellery a new shine and lustre. Simply cut open an onion and rub it into the jewellery until it is covered in a thin layer of onion juice. Then simply leave it to work for two hours and wipe it off again.
We do not know by whom and in what context this method was discovered, but gold jewellery can also be cleaned with third party cleaning tablets. Like dentures, gold jewellery is placed overnight in a container with water and a denture cleaning tablet. The next day, simply rub dry with a soft cloth. The gold jewellery can thus be easily cleaned while you sleep and can be worn fresh and cleaned again directly the next day.
When using this cleaning method, caution is advised: Ammonia has a corrosive effect and should therefore not come into contact with skin, nor should it be used too often to clean your gold jewellery. In individual cases, however, it can be very suitable for removing stubborn dirt. Since ammonia can damage certain materials, it should not be used on platinum and pearls in particular. If your gold jewellery is combined with other materials, it is best to inform yourself beforehand! The first step in cleaning gold jewellery is to prepare a water-ammonia mixture. It is best to use a solution containing about 10 to 20% ammonia. The jewellery is then placed in the ammonia solution for a maximum of one minute.
When removing the jewellery, be careful not to come into contact with the liquid - a sieve can be helpful. Afterwards, the gold jewellery must be rinsed under running water and can then be rubbed dry. Ammonia solutions are only available in very limited quantities because of the dangers. Most pharmacies no longer offer them. Apart from the internet, ammonia solutions with up to 10% ammonia content can occasionally still be found in DIY stores.
With toothpaste we can not only keep our teeth healthy and fresh, but also our gold jewellery. However, there are a few things to keep in mind here as well, so that you don't harm your gold jewellery more than you help it. Since toothpaste has a slightly abrasive effect, this method should also not be used too often. The toothbrush should be an extra soft one, preferably a special brush for small children. And this is how you can clean your gold jewellery with toothpaste: First, dilute the toothpaste with a few drops of water and then apply it to the gold jewellery. Now go over the surface with the toothbrush and "clean" the gold jewellery down to the smallest corners. Afterwards, the jewellery is rinsed again under water and gently dried.