Gold polishing method


  • 1 gold
  • 2 ways to polish gold
    • 2.1 Using clear liquid
    • 2.2 Using toothpaste
    • 2.3 Using a damp cloth
  • 3 warnings


Gold and jewelry are words that have their magic, because they combine beauty, adornment and wealth in their folds. They are not just accessories that can be neglected or thrown one day, and preserving their luster and shine is an end in itself for all who owns them, as dirt on jewelry pieces is the accumulation of dust, powders Cosmetics, perfume oils, creams, detergents, and methods of cleaning it are neither difficult nor complicated and can be completed at home if their owner wishes or sends them to the goldsmithing store to clean them.

Gold polishing methods

There is more than one way, if the details of the piece are few and there are no voids between its folds, it is preferable to clean it at home, but if there are many details and voids, and if you find gemstones in the piece, it can be cleaned at home, but it needs special care and attention so as not to scratch or break and lose its beauty, as for the most important ways The procedure used to clean gold will be mentioned below:

Use a clear liquid

Tools: clear liquid, water (water can be directly from the tap, but prefer warm water), bowl, soft toothbrush, soft cotton cloth.

Work steps:
  • In a bowl, add a little bit of the clear liquid to the water, stirring well until mixed.
  • The gold piece is placed inside the bowl, and left for a while to soak. The aim is to make the water penetrate through the dirt and make it easy to clean.
  • With a soft toothbrush rub the piece, bearing in mind that dirt usually accumulates in the voids inside the piece so you should focus on it.
  • Then rinse the pieces with cold water, to let the soap away.
  • They are dried with a soft cloth, and left a little to dry in the air, to return to their beauty and luster, and to be worn or placed in the jewelry box.

Use toothpaste

Toothpaste has the characteristic of removing accumulated and hard dirt, which is of a kind that does not permanently scratch the cut.

Tools: toothpaste, tap water, soft cotton cloth, soft toothbrush.

Work steps
  • Mix toothpaste and water in the same amount to get a softer paste.
  • With a very fine toothbrush or with a soft cloth, rub the mixture with water with the surface of the gold pieces, to remove the dirt and move away from it, focusing on the voids, because dirt usually accumulates inside.
  • Then rinse the pieces with cold water, to let the soap away.
  • Dry it with a soft cloth. Leave a little to dry in the air, to bring back its beauty and luster, to be worn or placed in the jewelry box.

Use a wet cloth

This method is suitable for jewelry pieces decorated with gum-affixed stones.

Tools: clear liquid, water, soft cotton cloth, cup.

Work steps
  • Mix a little clear liquid with water well in the cup.
  • Moisten the cloth with a little liquid.
  • The surface of the jewels is rubbed with a cloth.
  • Dry it with another soft cloth. Leave it a little to dry in the air, to bring back its beauty and luster, to be worn or placed in the jewelry box.


  • Boiling water is not used if there are stones on the piece of gold, because it may be delicate ends and pouring hot water directly on the stones may lead to breakage or cracking, and diamonds are an exception because it bears a high temperature.
  • Do not use a rough toothbrush as it scratches the surface of gold and this weakens its luster.
  • The bolt hole should be closed even if the piece accidentally falls into the sink and does not slide with water to the drain. Or you can use a filter with a soft perforation, and the water will slide out of it, but if the piece falls, it stays inside.
  • Gold is not soaked if it is inlaid with stones affixed with gum with hot or warm water to clean, because the gum may dissolve with water or disappear with rubbing and the stone will fall off.
  • Do not use tissue paper to wipe gems, as they are rough compared to cotton cloth and may scratch the surface of the piece.
  • Do not use baking powder to clean the gold.
  • Don't put the gold bars in a box with other metal accessories because they may rub them together and erode over time.
  • It is best to remove gems when swimming or taking a shower, as they may black out the luster of gold.
  • Concentrated chlorine reacts to gold and changes its color.
  • Gold is not applied directly to concentrated ammonia because it interacts with it.