Although as much as I love my gold jewelry in antique feel with a little bit tarnished effect, but I do wish to reverse my jewelry back to its shiny form. I came across this Pop Sugar site and found some tips there, thus I am so excited to try it out with my gold bracelet. (This bracelet was created just for me to experiment how good was the materials, thus I didn't put on any shield coat like my sold jewelry)
Note: Don't do this on your gold jewelry purchased from my store Shirleen Jeweliciouss because this will remove all the shield coating I had put on.
Before I share you the recipe, here is the before and after comparison:
What you will need:
First, line your bowl with aluminium foil. Mix salt, baking soda and dish detergent together with hot water on top of it. Then, let your jewelry sit in your mixed solution for 10 minutes, let the ion transfer reaction happens between salt, baking soda and aluminium foil.
After 10 minutes, use your old toothbrush scrub around gently. Rinse it with tap water and pat it dry with soft cloth. Tada, my bracelet as shine as it used to be.
With the left over solutions, I use it again on my other bracelets.
Here is the outcome:
After some brushing effort, I managed to remove most of the dark spot although not completely. I pretty satisfied with the outcome!
You must be thinking how if beaded gold jewelry? Yes, you can do the same as well. On the side note, before this experiment, the chain still shine like brand new, it shows that I am using quality chain. Thus, I just has to focus on cleaning the rest. As you can see here, without the shield coating protection, the heart shape shape toggle clasp has severely darken. Therefore, I am going to see if this solution works on such severely darken gold metal or not.
If you are interested on how to take care your jewelry, lookout for tips here.