Cleaning the gold at home with the help of available tools is not too difficult, and many housewives know about it. It is quite another thing if stones are inserted into the product. The problem of purification of gold with stones is always relevant, since different stones require a different approach.
Tools for precious stones
It is clear to everyone that precious stones should be handled with great care, because their price is high and their decorative qualities are excellent. If you are afraid to apply traditional methods to valuable minerals, then you can resort to professional cleaning.
The table below will help you choose the most common means to clean some stones.
|Stone||How to care||What is contraindicated|
|Brilliant, sapphire||You can wipe with liquid ammonia, rinse in soapy water. Wipe with||optics cloth. Cannot be subjected to sharp blows. Sapphire can not be heated up.chrysolite||Can be washed in a solution of ammonia, soaked in a solution of detergent( only warm)||Cracks from strong heat. Chrysolite very afraid of acidsand rinse in pure water.||. It is afraid of coarse mechanical impact, any chemistry, heating|
. Natural stones have much in common, for example, almost all of them lose a number of properties from sharptemperature changes, heating, constant exposure to bright sunlight.
If gold itself can be cleaned by boiling, it cannot be done with stones.
Solid mineral can be very brittle. The same diamonds are not afraid if they are brushed with stiff bristles, but they can break if they are dropped on the floor. In this regard, try to keep the product tight while you clean the gold at home so that it does not fall out of your hands.
Care for zircon
Some gold items are decorated with a mineral called zircon. It may have a reddish( hyacinth), yellow( slang) and bright blue( starlit) tint. The stone is bright, transparent, and it will be a pity if it loses its luster.
To avoid this, zircon can be washed in soapy water. Clean the gold itself with a brush and rub the mineral with a flannel napkin.
We clean the decoration with artificial stone
Gold can decorate artificial stones, so you need to know how to clean them. It looks quite nice in jewelry cubic zirconia. This stone can be cleaned in one piece with gold, using:
- soda solution,
- liquid soap and a brush.
But popular rhinestones today do not recommend watering. This means that even before washing your hands, rings with rhinestones should be removed. Such products at home should be cleaned with microfiber light movements without strong pressure. If you make cleaning once a month and a half, the decoration will look perfect.
Gold is often decorated with small natural and synthetic stones. They are glued to the surface, and this makes us clean the jewelry more carefully. Try often and do not wet it for a long time, it is not recommended to rub it intensively with a brush.
Continuing the theme: how to clean gold at home, how to clean a gold ringCleaning should be done at home very carefully, carefully.
- Avoid contact with jewelry with perfume, varnish, cosmetic substances, acids.
- Do not leave your jewelry on the table in direct sunlight. Always hide them in a special casket with separate compartments.
- Use only the means in which you are sure.
- If you decide to clean the gold with soapy water, then use liquid soap, shampoo or powder. Laundry soap leaves the film on the product, which reduces the gloss.
- To clean hard-to-reach places, you can use a toothpick, the edge of which should be slightly stretched so that it is not sharp, or a burnt match.
If possible, store different stones separately from each other. The fact is that they all have a certain hardness, so one of them can spoil the surface of the other.