Gold jewellery has continued to capture our imagination and has remained traditionally timeless in that sense. While taste in jewellery has evolved and the market is brimming with all sorts of metals, designs and kinds of exquisite creation, the place of gold jewellery undoubtedly remains uncontested. It’s both modern and antique at the same time. Generally considered a perfect family heirloom, it gets passed on from one generation to another. But that’s not all! Gold is also one of the safest investment modes still as relevant as it first started. So, when we say gold jewellery, we go well beyond aesthetics and fashion. Gold has always meant far more than what meets the eye. Therefore all the more reason to look after the gold you hold.
Here are a few ways to make sure your gold jewellery remains as new and shiny as the first time you laid your eyes on it. Read on and find out how.
1) Clean It Regularly
Gold jewellery, too, needs some TLC. And why not? After all, they are your shining glory. Cleaning them is actually not a hassle. You need to remember doing it at regular intervals and doing it right. Here’s how to clean your gold jewellery. Soak them in lukewarm water with a gentle washing liquid (nothing too harsh, definitely not bleach!). Once the pieces have been in the water for about ten minutes or so, you can start cleaning them with a soft cloth or even your fingers to remove any visible dirt. But if you can see a stubborn layer of grime, then it’s best to use a soft-bristle brush to get rid of it. You can also buy nonabrasive cleaner available, especially for jewellery. Once the jewellery is clean, you can rinse it with clean, warm water and leave it to dry. After which, you can polish it with the help of a polishing cloth or a polishing solution. It also helps to eliminate any scratches that might have occurred while cleaning it. Jewellery cleaning products are readily available online or in jewellery stores.
2) Don’t Wear It Everywhere
Yes, we all love our jewellery, and we hate the idea of taking it off. But if you want your gold jewellery to age well, you must know when to take it off. Take our advice and remember to remove it before you go swimming. Think of it this way – the chlorinated water leaves your skin and hair dry and your eyes burning. What impact would it have on your gold jewellery if it was to be in regular contact? You can take the guesswork out of this, as it’s proven that chlorine is particularly harmful to gold. But that’s not all. You should also take it off before jumping into the shower, as the soap or body wash scum tends to build a covering on the surface, making it appear dull. Finally, remove your precious jewellery before playing a high-contact sport as the risk of damaging the metal with severe scratch marks is higher.
3) Get It Professionally Polished
We can tell you a million and one ways of cleaning your beloved jewellery at home, and yet it would appear as if something was a miss. To no fault of yours, but some things are best left to the professionals. Cleaning gold jewellery at home is a good habit as it keeps your pieces in good shape. Taking them for a professional job once a year is even better as it drastically extends the life of your gold pieces. Of course, always take them back to the same jeweller where you bought it and see the difference when they return after a good scrub and a polish.
When it comes to gold jewellery, we all agree that it occupies a different, even remarkable, place compared to other jewellery. Hence, preserving it for posterity is every bit part of that lifelong infatuation that we all have once felt towards this bright and shiny metal. So, now that you know-how, make sure your prized possessions remain as burnished and gleaming as ever.
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