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Some people do not wear gold and silver every time, while some tend to wear it every day. Be it any of the two, both the types have to clean their gold and silver jewellery on a regular basis to make it shiny and appear new for any special event in the circle.
It is difficult to clean the precious gold and silver jewellery. Some people also avoid giving it in a shop for cleaning. Hence, keep reading to find some simple home remedies to clean your precious gold and silver jewellery.
Any liquid dish detergent will clean your precious jewellery and give it the shine you require. Mix the liquid dish detergent with warm water and then soak your jewellery in the solution. Soak gold for around 15 minutes. Do not use this detergent to clean silver jewellery. Then scrub the piece with a soft toothbrush and rinse the piece in running water, warm preferable. Blot it dry with a soft cloth and let the pieces sit on a towel to let it air-dry.
If your jewellery piece is not cleaned with liquid dish detergent then you can use ammonia, after a few days. Avoid washing gold jewellery frequently with ammonia, as it might dissolve the metal. Also, avoid cleaning your precious jewellery piece with ammonia if it has platinum or pearls in it. Mix one part of ammonia with 6-7 parts of water and stir the solution with a stirrer to make an even mixture. Soak the jewellery, only for a few seconds. Remove it with a tong or a strainer and rinse it under running water. Dry the jewellery with a soft polishing cloth and then air-dry it on a towel.
Another simple way of cleaning your precious jewellery is by cleaning it with toothpaste. Mix the paste in water and then scrub the jewellery piece with a soft toothbrush. If you are using toothpaste to clean silver jewellery then do not scrub the jewellery for a long time; also make sure that the toothpaste solution is diluted with more water. After scrubbing, wash the piece thoroughly through running water and dab it with a soft cloth. Dry the piece on a soft towel. You can clean gold and silver jewellery with toothpaste whenever you wish to.
Soda with water is good to clean dirt from silver jewellery. The soda solution will clean the dirt from silver and make the piece shine as well. 7UP cold drink is the best option to opt for, if you decide to clean your silver jewellery with soda mixed with water. Soak the piece in 7UP for 10 minutes and remove it. Run the piece through running water and scrub it a bit if you feel the dirt has not been removed properly. Scrub the piece gently with a soft toothbrush. Run the piece again through warm running water and dab it on a soft cloth.
Use boiling water only if you do not have stone studded jewellery. If your piece is plain gold or silver without any stone or pearl studded in it, then leave the piece in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and run it through warm running water. Dab it using a soft cloth and air-dry it on a soft towel. You will get its original shine back.
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Try these simple home remedies to clean your precious gold and silver jewellery. While doing so be careful not to make any solution too strong for the metal. Also, if you are not sure about the solution, leave your jewellery piece in the solution only for 3-5 minutes (few seconds for ammonia) and then scrub it gently with a soft toothbrush. Always use a soft towel, brush or cloth to clean the jewellery; these will not leave their harsh scratches on your precious belongings.
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