How to Clean Gold and Platinum Jewelry

A lot of people wonder the best way to clean their gold and platinum jewelry. Our experienced GIA Certified Jeweler Nick shares shares some “jewels of wisdom” on the subject.

Cleaning your Gold and Platinum Jewelry

To clean gold or platinum jewelry, dilute dish detergent in a small bowl of warm water and soak each piece for a 3-5 mins. Gently clean your item by using a clean cotton cloth. To ensure you removed all the diluted dish soap, rinse your jewelry under warm running water, and pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. Be sure to dry your jewelry completely before wearing again.

We do not recommend an ultrasonic cleaner, steamer or other “at home” jewelry cleaning chemicals (including bleach, ammonia, baking soda and aluminum foil) on gemstones. They should only be cleaned with diluted mild dish soap and warm water (see above for clean instructions).

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