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How to Keep Your Solid Gold Jewelry Looking “Solid”

How to Keep Your Solid Gold Jewelry Looking “Solid”

Here’s how to keep solid gold jewelry looking like new and free from tarnish.

Solid gold jewelry has a timeless allure that transcends trends and generations. Whether an heirloom-worthy necklace or eye-catching charms, your solid gold pieces are precious investments that deserve care to ensure they retain their luster. At Jet Set Candy, we know the true value of solid gold jewelry — and we’re here to share our top tips on how to keep your treasures looking impeccable for years to come.

Be sure to clean your solid gold jewelry. 

Since dust, oils, and everyday pollutants can dull the brilliance of your solid gold pieces over time, regular cleaning is essential to maintain shine. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away surface grime and restore a natural glow. For more thorough cleaning, immerse your jewelry in warm, soapy water (a small amount of dish soap will do), carefully scrub it with a soft brush, then rinse thoroughly. To prevent tarnishing, remember to dry your jewelry completely before wearing or storing it.

Don’t expose your solid gold jewelry to chemicals.

Chemicals such as chlorine from swimming pools or harsh cleaning agents can tarnish and corrode your precious gold jewelry. To protect their shine, be sure to remove your pieces before engaging in any activities that might involve chemicals. We’d also advise taking off your jewelry before using shower soap or applying skin-care products, as even these mild agents can dull the surface and diminish brilliance.

Store your solid gold jewelry safely.

Proper storage is of vital importance to preserving your solid gold’s shine. Store each piece separately in a soft pouch or jewelry box to prevent scratching and tangling. Avoid leaving your jewelry in humid environments, as even small amounts of moisture can lead to tarnishing. Airtight containers or anti-tarnish bags can help safeguard your treasures from the elements.

Don’t forget to polish your solid gold jewelry.

Occasional polishing can restore luster to your solid gold jewelry. Use a jewelry-polishing cloth or a specialized gold-polishing cream to gently buff away tarnish and any residue that might have built up on the surface. Ensure that you follow the care instructions we’ve included with your jewelry, and be gentle while polishing to avoid scratches.

Consider a professional cleaning for your solid gold jewelry.

For heirloom pieces or jewelry with intricate designs, consider periodic professional cleaning. A jeweler can inspect your jewelry for loose stones or other issues, then provide a thorough, professional-grade cleaning to restore its original brilliance. This is especially important for items with gemstones or delicate details.

Wear your solid gold jewelry with care.

While solid gold is durable, it’s not indestructible. Be mindful of wearing your jewelry during activities that could subject your pieces to excessive stress, such as heavy lifting or intense sports. Remove your jewelry before bedtime to prevent tangling or other unintended damage as you sleep.

Inspect your solid gold jewelry from time to time.

No matter how often you wear it, make it a habit to inspect your solid gold jewelry periodically. Check for loose stones, damaged clasps, or any signs of wear and tear. Promptly address any issues by taking your pieces to a reputable jeweler for repairs.

With the right care, solid gold jewelry can shine brilliantly for generations. These tips will help you maintain your own collection — since we want your Jet Set Candy pieces to remain conversation starters for many years to come.

Start building your gleaming collection of solid gold jewelry today with Jet Set Candy’s irresistible travel charms.

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