A gold chain is a frequently worn addition to a jewelry collection. It is a versatile item that can be worn for almost any occasion or ensemble. A clean gold chain has an incredible brilliance that can be maintained with careful maintenance.
While gold chains are less difficult to maintain than silver chains, they will eventually lose their luster and become boring. This happens as a result of dirt and grime accumulating on the chain as a result of body oils, make-up, and body lotions, among other impurities.
On the other hand, cleaning and maintaining the brightness of a gold necklace is not difficult. Additionally, since a gold chain has no gemstones or other components, cleaning it is easy and straightforward.
Several ways are possible:
The first method is to use soap and water.
While it may seem self-evident, sometimes keeping things simple is the best course of action. Select a mild liquid soap and blend it in a jar with warm water. Allow a few minutes for your gold chain to soak in sudsy water before gently massaging it with a delicate cloth or a very soft toothbrush. Thoroughly clean the gold chain over its whole length.
Once completed, thoroughly clean and towel dry the gold chain. Use a jewelry polishing cloth or a soft cloth to buff the gold chain and restore its brilliance. When cleaning your gold chain, use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching the metal.
Cleaner Ultrasonic (Method 2)
If warm water and soap are unable to restore your gold necklace’s brightness, try using an ultrasonic cleaner. An ultrasonic cleaner works by transmitting high-frequency sound waves into the water, creating bubbles and ultrasonic vibrations. This agitation efficiently removes any contaminants from your gold chain.
You may use a commercial ultrasonic cleaner or make your own cleaning solution in the ultrasonic cleaner. Pay close attention to the instructions and avoid overloading the ultrasonic cleaner. Within a few minutes, your gold chains should be spotless and pollution-free.
Ultrasonic cleaners are reasonably priced at roughly $25. Our guide to the finest ultrasonic cleaners for the home is available here.
Method 3 – Bring Your Gold to a Blistering Temperature
Cleaning gold chains with boiling water is a quick and easy way to remove impurities like oils, grease, and wax. This method is secure since a gold chain is constructed entirely of pure gold. Gold is unaffected by boiling water.
Bring water to a boil before cleaning your gold chain in this way. Cover the gold chain with boiling water in a glass or metal container (soft plastic containers should be avoided as they may melt). Submerge the gold chain in water until it becomes safe to handle. Rinse and dry the gold well.
If your gold chain remains dull after cleaning, it may be necessary to have it professionally cleaned by a jeweler. If your gold chain is gold plated, it may need refinishing to regain its shine. When cleaning gold-plated chains with ultrasonic cleaners or cleaning cloths, take care not to cause the gold plating to flake or peel.
Keep your gold chain away from your other jewelry, ideally in a fabric-lined box or velvet bag. This keeps it clean and protects it from scratches caused by other objects. Separate gold from harder metals such as platinum, since the gold is easily harmed by them.
Due to the ease with which gold chains tangle, one strategy for avoiding this is to thread your gold chain through a straw. This will prevent the chain from becoming tangled and is especially beneficial while traveling with jewelry. Cut the straw in half to make it easier to store the chain.