How do you shine your gold jewelry practically?


Have you any idea about this? I know some method for silver jewelry but dont know about gold. I give them to jeweler for shining. They dont tell their secretHappy

anybody here know this?

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30 replies since 19th April 2011 • Last reply 19th April 2011

I usually use a baking soda and water paste {works about as well as it does on silver}

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Most jewelry stores sell over the counter jewelry cleaner that you can use at home. My sister is a jeweler and she sells containers of jewelry cleaner. They come with a little basket inside for you to place your jewelry on and then you shake it for several minutes and then you clean out the hard to get at areas with a little brush that comes with the kit and rinse and dry!

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Usually when I need to clean jewelry, whether it's gold, white gold, silver, or steel, I take a toothbrush with some regular toothpaste and brush the jewelry where it's dirty. It always works well enough for me, plus I get the added bonus of a ring that smells minty.

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Pinkweeds thank you. that is great idea I like it but jewelers dont sell this solution in my country unfortunately. Im working at analyse laboratory sometimes so I can prepare this solution if I have got requiring chemicals. someday I have smell this solution, I think it can be acetic acid or ammoniac. Can you learn about this from your sister please?

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Monika thanks. I always use this method for my silver jewelry but I didnt use for gold before. toothpaste and brush have got some corrosive effect. silver not important so much but gold is precious ;)

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I don't know if it works with gold, but it does work with silver. A jeweler told me to use the ash of a cigar (cigarettes work too) and it really worked! If you, or someone you know, smokes, you can at least give it a try :3
Good luck!

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hmm- mine has my sister's jewelry store as the label and it is apparently non-toxic- you don't even have to call poison control if you swallow it- you just have to dilute it by drinking water. But it doesn't say what's in it- it doesn't smell bad. Here is the website for the cleaner so maybe you can order it online.

http://www.blitzinc.net/

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I have a 14k gold ring from about 1890 that belonged to my great grandmother, and I cleaned it using a regular (non-whitening) toothpaste and it didn't harm it at all. It's important to use a soft brush though, since they're the most flexible and gentle.

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Monika! it is wonderful, relics of the past Happy I love them and always save. Historical things excite to me. I like hisrocical and national museums Happy I wonder your ring. Can you add its photo? of course if this is acceptable for you

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Uhm rawr! I dont smoke cigarette and my hubby too. I think I will ask my friend if I find someone smoking Happy

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Pinkweeds! I noticed website,thank you.

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Lisa W.! I will try also your method, thanks..

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I'll take a picture of it when I get back to my apartment next week. I started to wear it on a necklace because I only ever wear two rings, and after having it sized down to fit, my fingers got thinner! lol

I can describe it though, because it's just a wonderful piece of my mom's family's past. It's relatively flat the whole way around, and on the top it has a scroll-like strip with 5 stones - diamond, sapphire, diamond, sapphire, diamond. It used to have five diamonds, but most of them fell out over the years. They were all candlelight diamonds, which in the 1800s and 1900s meant that a piece of foil was placed under the stone to reflect light better. All along the scroll is granulation, or little bumps of gold. It's so pretty Happy

Also, if you're worried about a toothbrush on gold, you can use a soft washcloth instead.

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I use a washcloth and a bakingsoda/water paste on my white gold wedding/engagement set. My rings look better when I clean them than when the jeweler did.

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