Cleaning your Gold Jewelry:
Remove all jewelry before showering or cleaning, as soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film you immediately reduce the occasions of servicing. Polish gold with a jewelry polishing cloth for best results. Use of tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of fibres in these products.
Cleaning your own jewelry regularly can keep it looking good but be careful. Using bleach can literally destroy jewelry so avoid it at all costs.
Maintaining your Gold Jewelry:
Ideally you should take gold pieces to a jeweler annually to have them steamed and buffed until they’re super shiny. And while you’re there, it's a good idea to have each item checked for any loose parts. Addressing signs of damage, or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss and keep all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.
Storing your Gold Jewelry:
Your jewelry should be the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night. That way, your necklace won’t get spritzed with perfume and your earrings won’t get caught in your clothes.
Store your jewelry in a container and prevent pieces from moving around. While fabric-lined jewelry boxes are ideal, this can be as simple as using a shoebox and pieces of fabric.
Traveling can be tough on jewelry, so it's wise to invest in a travel case to protect your favorite pieces.