Although jewelry is made of gold, it is still vulnerable to outside influences. It is therefore advisable not to swim, shower, clean or sleep with your jewelry. Substances are also released through the skin that can react with the jewelry. It is therefore advisable to do your daily care (make-up, perfume, etc.) first and then put on the jewelry.
Over time, your gold jewelry may still look a little less shining than when you bought the jewelry.
Cleaning gold jewelry
Make lukewarm soapy water with a little green soap and wash the jewelry with a cloth or soft toothbrush. Let the jewelry dry on a soft cloth after washing.
Clean jewelry with diamonds
Jewelry with diamonds can become dull by influences such as grease, soap and other oils. Cleaning can be done in a number of methods.
- Make soapy water in a small bowl of lukewarm water and some washing-up liquid.
- Brush the jewelry in the bowl with a soft toothbrush. (You will not lose it if the stone comes loose)
- Place the jewelry in a sieve and rinse with running water to remove soap residue
- Pat the jewelry dry with a lint-free cloth.
Cleaning jewelry with other gemstones
Jewelry with other gemstones such as citrine, amethyst, sapphire or topaz are also sensitive to fats and perfume. However, these jewelry can also be cleaned in the same method as jewelry with diamonds.
Have your jewelry checked every year by a jeweler or goldsmith . They check your jewelry for setting and other forms of wear.