Sunday, July 24, 2011

How to Take Care of the Gold Jewellery

Gold jewellery in time becomes tarnish covered. The truth is that pure gold, 24k gold, is an inert element that doesn't tarnish itself. But the gold in its pure condition is really soft, so soft that it's hardly to make any jewellery. Therefore, it's often mixed with other metals, which creates an alloy. Exactly that part of the process, the other metals, are the reason that makes the gold pieces tarnish.
Usually, there is copper and silver put in the alloy, so their reaction with the oxygen and sulphur, causes the effect of tarnishing.

Before we start describing the process of cleaning gold, we should mention that, if you feel uncertain for any reason, there are professional jewellers that could clean your golden pieces. Just like it's with any other cleaning issue you have. Oven cleaning problems, end of lease cleaning Melbourne is such a great place, with thousands of options.

In order to remove tarnish from gold, you will need a container with warm water. Add a few drops of dish-washing liquid to it. Place the gold pieces in it carefully and rub gently with your fingers. Alternatively, you can use soft brush for more stubborn parts. Don't use baking soda or toothpaste, those things might work good for silver cleaning, but they are too abrasive for treating gold. After you are done, rinse the piece of gold and buff dry with cotton cloth. Don't use paper towels, as they contain wooden particles which could scratch the fine surface. After that leave the jewels to dry completely by placing them on the table in the living room overnight. Just to be sure they are completely dry, before you put them back in the drawer.

If the gold piece looks like it's a basket case, maybe you can turn to professionals for help. Like for any other issue like vacate cleaning Melbourne is an area, that offers various of options, when it comes to picking services.


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