How To Clean White Gold

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People have been asking me how to clean white gold. The process for cleaning it varies depending on the material. It can be hand for many to clean it up to standard.

For example, silver can be cleaned by wiping it with a cloth dipped in a mixture of salt and vinegar. It will remove dirt and tarnish from the surface.

Gold can also be cleaned this way using a mixture of salt, vinegar, and dish soap instead. But it is effective if the surface is already delicate from age.

Here are some steps to keep your white gold looking its best:

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Gather Your Supplies Before You Begin

You will need a medium-sized bowl, baking soda, or cleanser that is not abrasive. A toothbrush, and a soft cloth. If the ring has been scratched by previous attempts to clean it, use a cleaner made of salt, vinegar, and dish soap instead of a cleanser that is not abrasive or acidic.

White Gold Cleaning Tips

Dip the cloth into the bowl to moisten it, then squeeze it out so that it’s damp but not dripping wet. Place your polishing cloth over the second cloth and wrap them both around your finger, with enough room for you to slide in the ring.

Use a circular motion to slide the clothes around both your finger and the band of the ring as it is passed between them. Repeat this process until you can remove all dirt from the surface.

If any stains are left behind, dip a toothbrush into either water or cleanser to moisten but not dripping wet, and use it to scrub the stains off. Once the stains are gone, wipe away any excess moisture with a dry cloth before you let your ring air-dry.

To preserve the shine of your white gold rings, avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or using excessive force while cleaning them. This will only cause damage and make it harder to keep them clean and shiny.

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White Gold Cleaning Tips

If you need to clean your ring quickly, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and water with mild soap to remove any stains. Then rinse it in cold water, dry off the surface of the ring with a soft cloth (make sure that all traces of the soap and water have been removed before you let it air-dry), and wipe it down with a polishing cloth to restore the shine.

There is no need to clean your ring more than once or twice a week, as long as you do not wear it while working with harsh chemicals (like bleach or paint thinner).

Also read: How to Clean a Titanium Ring.

Soak In A Mixture Of Soap And Water

Mix dish soap and water in a medium-sized bowl. Fill the bowl with enough for your ring to be completely submerged under the mixture. If you use baking soda or cleanser instead of dish soap, make sure that it’s not abrasive. Or acidic one (to avoid adding scratches to the surface).

After 30 minutes, remove the ring and rub it with a wet cloth to wipe off any dirt or soap residue.

Soak a soft cloth in some fresh water and wring it out. Ensure it’s damp but not wet before you wipe down your ring with it. A toothbrush can also help you clean more intricate parts of your ring.

Once you have wiped the entire surface, dry off any moisture with a soft cloth. Wipe it down with a polishing cloth to restore shine.

White Gold Cleaning Tips 

If your ring is still not clean enough after being dipped in soapy water, soak it overnight before repeating steps 2–5 again. Then dry and wipe it with a polishing cloth to restore shine.

There are also ways to clean your white gold ring without using soapy water or cleansers. Some include removing dirt from the surface by dipping it in ketchup before washing it off with warm water. However, this method is more difficult at home and may be better suited for jewelry shops.

Clean With A Soft Brush And Baking Soda

Mix baking soda and water into a paste that’s thick enough to stay on the surface of your ring without dripping off. Baking soda is less likely to scratch delicate surfaces than cleansers. It makes for a wonderful substitute if soap or another abrasive substance has already scratched your ring.

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Dip the toothbrush in this mixture and scrub the surface of your ring with it, focusing on any areas that still have dirt.

Once you have finished scrubbing the entire surface of your ring, dip a cloth in some water. Wring it out so that it’s damp but not wet before using it to wipe off any remaining baking soda residue from the surface.

Thoroughly Rinse The Cleaners Off With Water

Dip a soft cloth in some fresh water and wring it. Ensure it’s damp but not wet before using it to wipe the surface of your ring clean. A toothbrush can also help you clean more intricate parts.

Once you have wiped the entire surface, dry off any moisture with a soft cloth and wipe it down with a polishing cloth to restore shine.

White gold cleaning tips

Repeat the steps if you still notice dirt or stains on your ring after washing it.

Also read: How To Clean Quartz Crystals?

Dry And Buff It With A Soft Cloth 

After cleaning and rinsing your ring, dry it off with a soft cloth and give it a quick buff with another one. Let the ring air-dry for at least an hour before wearing or storing. This will prevent moisture from getting trapped between the metal and your skin.

White Gold Cleaning Tips

If you don’t want to wait for your ring to fully dry before wearing it, store it in a jewelry box or bag to keep the moisture off.

You can also choose to clean your white gold ring as needed instead of following this schedule. However, you should still avoid wearing it while working with harsh chemicals (like bleach) and expose it to water as little as possible.

Conclusion

There are many ways to clean white gold. You should experiment with methods until you find one that works for your ring and your lifestyle. Different methods will also work better for different white gold- silver and platinum. These and other worn pieces require more specialized cleaning methods.

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