How to clean your earrings?
Mar 8th 2022
You can use several different methods to clean gold and silver earrings and other materials of this decorative device at home, which we have explained to you in this article.
Ways to clean all kinds of earrings
Everyone who buys earrings, after a few months of use, wants this decorative device to look as bright and beautiful as the first day. For this purpose, most people take their gold to a specialist to clean and innovate it. But if you do not want to go to an expert, how can you clean your gold earrings at home? To find the answer to this question, we invite you to follow the blog of Amin jewellery to the end of this article.
Clean the earrings with oxygenated water
The most common method that can be used to clean your earrings at home is oxygenated water. We have explained how to do this below.
Put the ring in a plastic can and fill half of the can with oxygenated water. Let the earrings stay in oxygenated water for 10 to 20 minutes. You can even put it in this solution overnight until morning to remove all impurities. Remove the earring from the can. Using a fine brush for jewellery or with a soft toothbrush, brush on the surface of the earrings to remove dirt. Place the earrings on a clean towel or suede cloth and expose them completely to the air to Dry. At this stage you will see how bright and clean the earrings are. Then put it in its box or hang it from your ear and use it.
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This home method is suitable and practical for most models of gold earrings. For example, pendant earrings or those that do not have precious stones on them can be safely cleaned this way. Just be careful not to do this cleaning too soon as it may tarnish the gold over time and make the precious metal look old instead of shiny.
You can get hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide from pharmacies.
Clean the earrings with dishwashing liquid
The second home method of cleaning different models of gold and silver earrings is to use dishwashing liquid.
Fill a bowl halfway with warm water. Pour the dishwashing liquid over the water and then place the earrings in it. After two minutes, clean the earrings with a soft, solution-soaked toothbrush. When the gold is gone, rinse it with warm water and finally lighten it with a suede or lint-free towel.
It is good to know that you can also use white toothpaste to clean gold. Apply some toothpaste on a soft toothbrush and rub on the gold surface. Then rinse with warm water. Finally, dry the gold with a suede cloth.
Clean gold, silver earrings and jewellery with boiling water
When you do not have access to disinfectant solutions and just want to shine your earrings, you can use boiling water in the following order:
Boil a few cups of water in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Remove the water from the heat and put the earrings in it and let them stay in clean water for about 20 minutes. The hot water kills germs and loosens the contamination of the earrings. You can. Remove the earrings from the water and brush them. Do this gently. When done, wash the earrings in warm water in the dishwasher. Finally, place the earrings on a clean towel to dry.
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It is safe to use hot water for all earrings of any gender. Of course, if the earrings are plastic, wait a minute for the water to cool slightly before placing them in boiling water.
Cleaning jewellery earrings with precious stones
Gold earrings or silver earrings with precious stones such as diamonds should be cleaned as follows:
Fill half a medium bowl with lukewarm water, add 1/4 cup ammonia and stir. Dip the earring into the solution and let it rest in the bowl for 20 minutes. Be sure to wear gloves and remove the earring from the solution. Remove the ammonia and place in a second bowl containing plain water. Add a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Move the earrings into the bowl. Brush the surface of the diamond with a soft, clean toothbrush. Try to gently and very gently brush the bases and all the holes of the earrings to remove and clean any dirt that has settled there. Brush the earrings until it shines. Finally, turn the earrings on. Put a soft and clean towel. It is better if it is made of microfiber because it absorbs the moisture of gold. Once dry, cover it with an electric suede towel.
To disinfect jewelled earrings, you can use a matchstick or toothpick and gently and gently remove dirt from the edges of the jewels.
Cleaning silver earrings
Some precious metals, if not cleaned, will lose their original shine and beauty and will look dull and dark. Silver is one of these metals. We recommend that you do not use any of the above methods to clean silver earrings. Instead, do the following:
Place a thin layer of foil in a Pyrex pan. Make sure the shiny side of the aluminium foil is facing up. Place the silver earring on top. This way you can clean several earrings at the same time. Fill the tray with lukewarm water. Make sure the earrings are submerged in water. (All the surface of the earring is under water) Pour a handful of baking soda into the water. Continue to pour baking soda on the water until you see the chemical reaction with the earrings. Let the earrings stay in this solution for a full hour. Clean the silver earrings with plain water. Then dry it with a soft cloth.
Clean and disinfect pearl earrings
Pearls can easily lose their shine. Therefore, it is better not to wet the pearls directly to clean them, as doing so will weaken the pearls and break them. To clean pearl earrings, you can do the following:
Place the pearl earrings on a soft cloth. Dip a clean, small cosmetic brush into a mixture of warm water and a little shampoo and rub on the surface of the pearl. To finish, wipe the pearls with a clean damp cloth. Let the string of pearls be smooth and dry to prevent it from stretching.
The methods above can also be used for turquoise and agate. You can also use mild soap and water to clean and disinfect pearl earrings:
Mix warm water with a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid. Dip a clean, soft cloth into the solution and gently wipe off your pearl earrings. Then allow the earrings to dry on the towel.
Tips and tricks on cleaning earrings at home
With the tricks that we will mention below, you can increase the useful life of your earrings. After washing and cleaning the dirt, the original shine of the earrings will return to it. Of course, this requires that you follow all the points that we have written in the following, so that instead of renewing the earrings, you will not harm them.
If silver earrings have precious stones attached to them with glue, do not use the silver earrings cleaning method. In this case, use only gold and jewellery cleaners and use a soft, clean cloth to lighten the surface.
Never wash jewellery with pearls with chemicals. For this purpose, use a solution of liquid soap and lukewarm water. Be sure to dry the pearl after washing so that no stains remain on the surface.
Never wash the earrings in the sink and always put them in a bowl or pot and wash them. Because it may slip out of your hands and go into the well.
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Remove your earrings while sleeping, bathing and swimming. Because chlorine in swimming pool water is one of the main enemies of your jewellery. So to keep the gold shining, it is better to take off your gold while swimming.
If you feel your gold earrings are too dirty and cloudy, it is best to soak them in water for 15 to 20 minutes.
The safest way to clean silver earrings at home is to use silver polishing paste, which is specially produced and supplied for this purpose.
Note that pearl stones are also sensitive to the sweat of the human body. Therefore, after using pearl earrings, be sure to dry it with a clean damp cloth, soft cloth and put it in its box so that it does not become cloudy or blurry.
When cleaning silver or gold earrings, be careful not to wet them or brush them if precious stones such as opal, emerald and tanzanite are used on your earrings.
How to remove scratches on gold?
Since gold is a soft metal, it scratches easily. Therefore, the biggest concern in using these jewelry and ornaments is the lines and scratches that fall on them. That's why it's not bad to get to know some jewelry polishing solutions so that if a problem occurs, you can quickly fix it.
- Removing gold lines and scratches at home with a polishing cloth
One of the easiest ways to polish gold at home is to use polishing cloths. Of course, these fabrics are used to remove superficial and shallow scratches. To remove a deep scratch, you must go to the experts.
Before using the gold polishing cloth, make sure that your gold is completely clean. For this purpose, it is better to use a soft tissue. Dampen the cloth in the soapy water solution and then clean your gold with it. After cleaning and drying the gold, polish and polish it with a special polishing cloth. Just be careful not to rub this tissue on the gemstone as it will damage it.
- Removing gold lines and scratches at home with boiling water
First of all, let's say that this method is only suitable for gold and do not use boiling water to polish jewelry. Because the high temperature of water damages precious stones and causes them to break or crack. For this, it is enough to boil a copper or steel pot to half. Put it on the stove and medium flame. Pour a small amount of dishwashing liquid into the pot and stir. Then, arrange the gold pieces on the bottom of the container so that they do not touch each other. Let the water boil and simmer. This will remove excess materials and fats on the gold. Then run them again under another boiling water to completely wash the remaining fats from the surface of the gold.
- Removing gold scratches in a professional way
When the scratches are deep, leave it to a gold repair specialist. In fact, it is better to go to goldsmith workshops to fix gold scratches. Because experts have special equipment and tools for polishing and polishing gold, which will give a much better result than polishing cloth. First, they grind the gold with a rotating machine that has a felt brush. At this stage, a thin layer of gold is removed to remove the lines. This is why the weight of gold decreases after it is monetized. After this step, it is time to gold plating so that the gold is shiny, healthy and shiny like the first day.
Preventive measures for cleaning and polishing gold
1- Not wearing gold during sports: To prevent tarnishing of gold when you are doing aerobics sports and activities that cause you to sweat, try to avoid gold and accessories made of gold such as necklaces, rings, and bracelets. do not use If it is not possible to remove your gold due to difficulty (such as a bangle) or fear of loss and theft, be sure to dry it with a lint-free cloth as soon as possible.
2- Do not use lotions: Certain types of body lotions are suitable for the skin, but none of them work for your gold. Many cosmetics such as body lotions, hair sprays, and various perfumes can damage the shine and health of your gold and jewelry. You can use these while wearing gold but make sure they don't come in contact with the gold.
3- Be careful of shocks: Of course, you can't always be 100% alert, but try to be careful of possible shocks and rubbing of other objects on your gold. Try to remove your gold during high-risk activities such as washing dishes and moving heavy items.
4-Use fine gold less: If your gold is very fine and so-called royal gold, avoid using it on a daily basis because it is more likely to be damaged and vulnerable, and it is difficult to clean it.
In this article, we have fully explained to you about cleaning earrings. In this article, we have fully explained to you about cleaning earrings. We also reminded the care tips of different types of this decorative device. Finally, it is good to know that Amin jewellery online store is ready to serve its customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..
Through this online store, you can see different models of gold earrings, find out their weight and price, and order the earrings you want, if you wish. In addition to yellow gold, white gold and rose gold earrings, Amin jewellery also offers jewellery and pearl earrings.