Care For Gold Filled Jewellery
Posted on August 24 2018
Gold Filled Jewellery is cared for in the same manner as other precious jewellery. The absolutely best thing you can do for your jewellery pieces is to clean regularly using a little bit of warm water, and a soft cloth to dry and shine after. Many chemicals marketed for cleaning jewellery are actually somewhat abrasive or corrosive and can cause some damage or colour alteration to your jewellery. The best way to avoid this is to keep it simple. Warm water and a soft cloth are the best thing you can do to maintain the beauty of your jewellery.
How Long Will My Gold Filled Jewellery Last?
Under normal wearing conditions, and with proper care, your gold filled jewellery can last a lifetime. It does not chip or peel easily as gold plated jewellery does. Heavy wear and rough conditions will of course impact how your jewellery looks. This is true no matter what your jewellery is made of.
How to Clean Gold Jewellery
Gold is tarnish-resistant, although it can get smudged and grimy. Lotions, powders, soaps, even natural skin oils can cover your jewellery and cut down on its brilliance. Jewellery cleaning removes this residue and restores the original luster of your jewellery.
Even though many commercial products are available to clean gold jewelry, a basic solution of detergent and water goes a long way to restore the radiance of gold, and a soft brush helps to gently clean intricate filigree designs and stones. Make sure to dry and polish your gold jewellery with a soft cloth or chamois afterwards.
Professional jewellery polishing cloths are an efficacious and inexpensive way of keeping your gold collection glittering and radiant. These treated cotton cloths available in our store and help to dislodge tarnish and to buff jewellery to a brilliant shine.
Never wear jewellery in the swimming pool or while doing chores. Though gold is said to be non-reactive, the fact is that contact with chemicals such as chlorine in pools or household cleaners will discolor or damage your gold jewellery mountings.
When you are not wearing your jewellery, proper storage is essential. Be careful that pieces don't tumble together in a crowded jewel box if you want to avoid scratching and loss of radiance. Ideally, store your jewellery in a fabric-lined jewel case, or even a compartmentalised box so that every piece of jewellery resides in an individual soft cloth pouch. In damp climates, storing jewellery in small resealable plastic bags can extend intervals between cleaning, especially for silver.
Things To Avoid With Your Jewellery
To maintain the beauty of your personalised jewellery, whether it is gold filled or sterling silver, salt water, chlorine (swimming pools) and all heavy detergents and cleaning agents should be avoided.