How to clean gold and diamond jewellery at home

Who doesn't love the shine of newly purchased gold jewellery or the eye-catching sparkle of a diamond? From your everyday jewellery to the ones you save for occasions, you might have noticed that they lose their shine over a period of time. Your pieces may look worn out and dull, or even your gold might have turned black. But don't worry, we got you! A little bit of love and care for them will go a long way! Here's everything you should know about cleaning gold and diamond jewellery at home to get that lustre back! 

How to clean gold jewellery?  

You don't have to be an expert to clean your gold jewellery at home! To keep all your jewellery looking lustrous and radiant, follow these easy steps: 

Give your solid gold bracelets, chains, rings and earrings a gentle bath by soaking them in warm water with a few drops of detergent. 
Use a soft brush to clean the crevices and chain links. Give them a gentle scrub to remove any dirt trapped in them.
Now pat dry with a lint-free cloth. Do not use tissue paper, paper towels or cotton while cleaning your jewellery as it may cause scratching and leave fibres on the jewellery. 

How to clean gold jewellery with diamonds? 

If your diamonds have been regularly exposed to cosmetics, the jewellery appears to have cloudy diamonds because products like moisturises leave a thin film on them. 
To bring back its sparkle, 
Simply make a solution with warm water and a few drops of detergent. 
Soak your diamond jewellery for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Gently scrub your jewellery with a very soft toothbrush and then rinse under warm running water. 
And finally, pat dry with a lint-free cloth.
Please note: Warm water should only be used in the case of gold and diamond jewellery

How to clean jewellery with gemstones and pearls?  

Pearls are porous and can easily lose their lustre. Never soak the pearls. Gemstones and pearls are delicate and so best cleaned with a soft, untreated, damp cloth.
Please note: Hot water and harsh chemicals should be avoided at all times.

Taking care of gold jewellery

Firstly, we recommend 18 karat gold and diamonds for durable jewellery that you can wear every day without worrying about its wear and tear. 24 karat solid gold is too soft, so alloys are added to make the gold jewellery stronger. 
Remember to keep your jewellery away from household cleaning products, such as bleach, chlorine or other chemicals. These contain elements such as sulphur and chlorine that react with the other metals such as zinc, silver and copper in the gold jewellery, causing it to corrode and turn black. 

To maintain the lustre and durability of your jewellery, avoid wearing it while showering, exercising or swimming! Always apply lotion, cosmetics, hairspray and perfume before wearing your jewellery. Especially with pearls, as it may affect its colour or lustre. 

How to keep gold from tarnishing? 

We recommend storing your pieces separately so they don't rub together or become tangled. 

Use jewellery boxes with Anti-tarnish micro-suede lining with multiple compartments or a soft pouch. You can take your favourite daily wear pieces off just before you hit the bed and store them in a jewellery box or tray on your bedside table and put them on as soon as you're up! 

To avoid your pearls from turning yellow, wipe them after every use to remove body oils and perfumes from its surface.

When you feel like the home- cleaning method isn't restoring the shine of your gold jewellery, it is probably due for a re-polishing.
We also offer complimentary re-polishing!! All you need to do is get it to us, please refer to our Returns, Exchange and Repairs section.


Till then, keep STACing!