5 Tips for Storing and Caring for Gold

When speaking with friends and acquaintances, I’ve noticed that many people are unaware of how to properly care for their gold jewelry so I decided to post a few pointers.

First of all, it is important to know when to take it off. I know women who never remove their wedding rings, no matter what the circumstances. This is misplaced sentiment, however, as many activities such as sports, housework and gardening are likely to bring the ring into contact with destructive chemicals which will eat away at the gold and eventually make it unwearable. Additionally,chlorine and other disinfectant chemicals found in hot tubs and swimming pools can react to the alloys in gold and result in discoloration.

When you do remove your gold jewelry, you should wrap it in a soft cloth and keep it away from both costume jewelry and sunlight as sunlight can dim the gold’s glow.

Gold jewelry should be cleaned with a soft, non-abrasive material and soft, lint free cloth. There are cleaning solutions available which I would recommend for delicate or intricately carved gold pieces. I would recommend occasional (once every year or two) visits to your local jeweler for a professional cleaning and inspection. With the proper care, your gold can last a lifetime.

Just in case you are in the mood to buy, check out Ice.com Gold Jewelry selection here and add to your collection.


4 thoughts on “5 Tips for Storing and Caring for Gold

  1. Cherrell September 11, 2014 / 5:13 am

    These are really good suggestions on how to care for gold jewelry. You accidentally misspelled “First” in your second paragraph.


  2. Reed@Ice September 17, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Thanks for the reading Cherrell and for letting us know about the misspelling!


  3. Stuart September 19, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    This was a good post, I’m currently adding a page to my website on how to look after all types of jewellery as we get a few customers asking what they need to do.


  4. Reed@Ice September 23, 2014 / 12:22 am

    Glad you liked the post Stuart, thanks for your support!


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