How to Clean White Gold Jewelry

White gold is actually alternative to silver, yellow gold and platinum that has been coated with rhodium. White gold jewelries have become increasingly popular, representing a well-known choice for engagement and wedding rings. Gold of all types are valuable assets and serve as an investment over time. In addition to that, it is used as in inflation hedge and currency influence. In cleaning your white gold jewelry, our main concern is the safety of your gold over time and its overall long-term health. Storing jewelry in its case is also ideal and keeps your pieces cleaner. This simple guide details everything you need as well as the process involved in cleaning your white gold jewelry safely and effectively.

Things you will need to clean White Gold Jewelry
Two large glass or plastic bowls
Ammonia (1 tablespoon) or dish soap (1 tablespoon)
The softest bristled toothbrush you can find
2 clean cloths (1 microfiber and 1 cotton)
Microfiber cloth


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    Cleaning Solution

    Fill one of the bowls with warm water, add a few drops of mild dish soap or ammonia, and stir to mix.

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    Place the white gold into the bowl and allow it to soak for anywhere up to 15 minutes.

    Note: If you have gemstones in your white gold jewelry, you will need to remove the piece sooner.

  • 3

    Brush Up

    For a more thorough cleaning, use a very soft bristled tooth brush and soak it in the cleaning solution. Use the brush to very slowly and carefully brush the white gold and gems. This technique is both safe and effective.

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    Clean Up

    Fill your second bowl with clean warm water. Use this water to clean the soap from your white gold jewelry. However, you can leave the jewelry to soak for at least 10 minutes.

    Note: If you have gems in the gold piece, dip a new cotton cloth into the water and use it to wipe and clean all of the gold and gems. Water will get absorbed into the jewelry and can create an issue. This is why placing this type of jewelry in water is ill advised.

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    You can either place the jewelry on a microfiber cloth and left to air dry. Gold with gemstones can be air dried while hanging face side down. This will prevent water from setting around the gems. You can also use a clean piece of cloth to carefully dry the jewelry.

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