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How to clean your gold pendant

Gold is one of the most desired elements in the world due to its uniqueness and aesthetics. It is one of the widely used elements in making jewelry such as pendants, rings, necklaces, and more. 

With that said, 22K, or 916 gold jewelry is the most luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on. However, it is not a surprise that gold does not corrode or get rusty with time. However, what is not a surprise is that it can get dull with dirt and debris from the environment. 

Moreover, different products and profound sweating can also cause gold pendant 916 to lose its shine and color. It is why it is necessary to clean your gold pendant. Today, we will discuss how you can clean your gold pendant.  

Top was to clean your gold pendant in a professional way

Below-specified are how you can clean your gold pendants 916 or any other gold pendants. 

Dishwashing liquid can work if used professionally

You need to get a high-quality dishwashing liquid, a small toothbrush, and a towel for the first method. Or, a cloth. After gathering all the cleaning essentials, take a tub and fill warm water. Once the water is filled, pour a bit of dishwashing liquid. 

  • You can also add a few drops of ammonia. It is because ammonia would help you get rid of stubborn dirt out of your gold pendant 916. 
  • After this, take your gold pendant and soak it in the solution you just made. Remember to soak your gold pendant for only 10-15 minutes, as anything more than this can damage your gold pendant. 
  • After this, scrub your gold pendant with a small toothbrush to remove any dirt, debris, and grease. Make sure to clean around the details too. 
  • Moreover, remember not to scrub too hard as gold is a soft metal. Thus, harsh scrubbing can damage your pendant. 

After cleaning, rinse your pendant with cold water, and dry it with a kitchen or a soft towel. You can also air-dry your gold pendant 916. 

Baking Soda and Aluminum Foil can work too:

For the second method, you would need a bit of baking soda, salt, and aluminum foil. First, wrap a bowl with aluminum foil and add a bit of salt and baking soda, preferably 1 tablespoon. After that, pour a cup or bowl of warm water in an aluminum-covered bowl. And soak your gold pendant in it for 10-15 minutes. 

After soaking, please take out your pendant and gently scrub it with a small toothbrush. Then rinse it under tap water or warm water, and wipe it with a soft cloth.

How to clean your gold pendant if it consists of gemstones?

If your gold pendant 916 consists of:

  • Diamonds
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire

Then you can perfectly use the above-specified methods to clean your gold pendants. However, if your pendant has pearls, emeralds, and opals, then these methods are not for you. And for this, we would recommend you to go to your jeweler. Or any professional gold cleaner to get your gold pendant cleaned.

Final Remarks:

When cleaning your gold jewelry, make sure to be delicate. Moreover, always ask your jeweler about the safest home cleaning methods you can follow. By doing this, you would prevent your gold pendant from damaging. 

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**Updated as at 03/08/2022