HOW DO YOU CLEAN GOLD-PLATED BRASS JEWELRY?


Ah, gold-plated brass. It's the perfect way to add a bit of extra sparkle and shine to your jewelry collection — but how do you keep it looking just as beautiful as the day you bought it? Well, don't worry: with this simple guide, cleaning your gold-plated brass jewelry is easier than ever! 



THE SOAP+WATER METHOD:


If your gold-plated brass jewelry looks dull, give it a light cleaning with soap and water.


-In a bowl, mix together mild liquid soap and warm water to create a foamy solution; submerge the jewelry in the water and leave it there for several minutes.


- Remove the jewelry from the water and use a soft cloth to rub each piece gently, taking care to wipe all surface areas. If the jewelry has many small details and engravings, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean any hard-to-reach areas.


- Once you have removed the dirt, rinse the items under warm, running water.


- Wipe each piece with a lint-free cloth and make sure each piece is completely dry before storing it away.



USE A JEWELRY POLISHING CLOTH:


If your gold-plated brass jewelry looks a little dull, then all it might need is some TLC in the form of a gentle polish with a jewelry cloth.


- We recommend using a good-quality jewelry polishing cleaning cloth. It will lift dirt and tarnish and give your pieces their original shine back.


- Do not scrub your jewelry pieces harshly; wipe them down gently.


- It is best to buff your gold-plated brass jewelry between deeper cleans to maintain its luster.



USE ALUMINIUM FOIL AND BAKING SODA FOR A DEEP CLEAN: 


- For this recipe, you will need a glass bowl and a few sheets of aluminum foil, and line the bowl's interior with the foil, the shiny side facing upwards.


- Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of salt in the bowl.


- Add enough hot water to the bowl, so the powder dissolves and your jewelry is fully submerged.


- Soak your gold-plated brass in the solution for several minutes.


-As you clean the jewelry, you will notice black and yellow flakes coming off of it. These flakes are sulfur, which caused the gold to oxidize in the first place. The aluminum foil will act as a magnet and draw the sulfur toward it.


- Once the tarnish has mostly lifted from the gold plating, remove the jewelry from the bowl and rub it with a lint-free cloth.


- Rinse your gold-plated brass jewelry in warm running water and dry thoroughly with a lint-free cloth, or allow it to air dry on a soft, cotton towel.



WRAPPING UP


So there you have it! With this simple guide, you now know how to keep your gold-plated brass jewelry looking as good as new. Whether you choose the soap and water method, the polishing cloth method, or the aluminum foil and baking soda method, following these steps will help ensure your precious pieces stay beautiful for years to come. Now go on and make your jewelry shine!