Six Golden Tips For Taking Care Of Your Gold Jewelry
Gold is such a thing that had mesmerized all human beings from the times immemorial. To women it is a matter of pride and vanity where as men recognize it as a good asset. Even fiction character could not neglect the power of gold.
Uncle Scrooge in Donald Duck Cartoon series could not resist diving upon a heap of gold again and again. That is why you should take proper care of your gold jewelry as much as possible. This article will help you to take all types of care of your gold.
Primary Care of Gold:
A primary care that you can do is to wipe your gold jewelry after every use with the help of a soft and clean cloth. Our body perspires all the time. Moreover chemicals that we use as luxury item such as talcum powder, cream, moisturizer, foundation, perfume, etc. are harmful for the gold.
It looses shine and gloss easily if we do not wipe these things timely. So take a soft cloth and wipe them as soon as possible. If your gold ornament is gem studded or has intricate design, then use soft brush to remove dust particles and dirt from the jewelry. It is better to wear gold jewelry after finishing all types of make up.
When you take bath, remove all types of gold ornament from your body because harsh chemicals that are used in soap, shampoo and detergent are harmful for the longevity of the gold. In the time of washing, remove your rings and bangles because gold looses its natural shine when it comes in contact of detergent.
In the time of gardening also remove these two things to prevent soil contact. If your gold jewelry is gem studded or has intricate design, do not bring them in contact of soil because once soil enters in the design, it is hard to remove.
Gold Jewelry Cleaning Solutions:
In spite of taking regular care your gold looses its shine with time as dirt and dust begin to accumulate on gold naturally. So to bring back its shine a regular care of gold is necessary. There are various gold cleaning solutions available in the market.
Use them as little as possible. Though they bring instant cleaning they are harmful in the long run. Moreover this solution wears out gold. In spite of that if you want to use that, use the costliest one and of reputed brand.
You can clean your gold ornaments without using the harmful chemicals. Take water in a bowl. Place them over oven to let it boil. Mix a pinch of sodium by carbonate in it for cleaning. Soak your gold ornaments in this solution over night. After removing it from the water, wash it with plain and clean water. Do not forget to wipe it dry.
If your gold jewelry has any strong stain, dip it in alcohol for an hour. After that, take a soft brush and rub gently over the stain. After taking it out of the alcohol, it should be washed in the alcohol. Alcohol not only helps to clean the stain, it also helps to remove old and strong grease. If you see that your chain has become greasy in daily use, simply boil it in a bowl of water.
The heat of the water will help to remove the thick grease and dirt from the ornament. Mix turmeric powder in a bowl of water and soak your gold ornaments in that golden water over night. This will help to make the grease become loose and the golden color of the turmeric helps to maintain the golden shine of the gold.
Zip Bag or Separate Box for Gold Jewelry:
Gold is a soft metal. If you do not keep it separately, it may get scratches from rubbing against other jewelry. Do not store your gold jewelry with other costume jewelry to prevent scratch.
You have to take special care for your gem studded jewelry because if your gem comes out from the fittings, it will look odd and you will not be able to use it. So use separate zip bag for every ornament to keep your gold ornaments separately. You can also use separate jewelry box to preserve your gold ornaments.
Gold itself is a costly metal. It becomes costlier when you fix a precious stone on it. As we all know that gold is a soft metal, different other metals such as copper, nickel, silver, etc. are mixed with gold to make it hard. Pure gold is 24 karate. It is very soft and you can not make jewelry with it.
We make gold jewelry with 22 karate gold and we fix gems on 18 or 14 karate. They are very hard. In spite of their hardness, sometimes fixing of gems become loose. If you do not take timely care there is a great chance of loosing your jewelry. So send your costly gold ornament such as necklace, bracelets, etc. to jeweler’s shop to check its fittings by the specialist.
So annual checking of your costly ornament is must. If you have very old ornament which has lost its shine, you have to take the help of the jeweler or specialist to bring back its shine. They have special technique to bring the golden shine of the gold.
Safe Custody of Gold Ornament:
Gold is an expensive metal. It is not a wise decision to keep your costly gold ornaments at your home. Keep them at the vault of the Bank for the safety reason. If you want to use your gold ornaments in some occasion, then bring it fro m bank and after using it, send them again to vault as soon as possible. At home also keep your gold ornaments under lock and key. For safety purpose keep very small amount gold jewelry at home.
So taking your gold jewelry is not at all a very tough job. The methods that have been discussed in the article are not at all complicated. Any one can take the proper care of gold jewelry at home. Take regular care of your jewelry and keep it almost new for a long time.
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