WHY CLEAN GOLD PLATED?

To keep your gold-plated or gold-plated jewelry in good condition, clean it regularly. Keep your jewel in good condition, avoiding the use of:

-toothbrushes with too hard bristles
-abrasive sponges
-very acidic products (unless diluted a lot)
-powdered products, even bicarbonate, if not dissolved
-products for silverware and other chemicals.

And as a general rule, avoid cleaning that is too intensive, which could deteriorate the plated.

8 TIPS TO CLEAN GOLD PLATED

1.   Alcohol and water
Clean gold-plated jewelry with a cloth moistened with an equal mixture of mineral water and household alcohol. Rinse under water, then dry with a cloth, and polish with a microfiber cloth.

2.   Soapy water
Clean the gold plated with a small sponge impregnated with water in which you will have dissolved a little detergent for the dishes. Rinse and then place them on a clean cloth and then wipe them with a thin cloth.

3.   Water and ammonia
Hands protected by household gloves, clean the jewel with a sponge moistened with warm water and a few drops of ammonia. Rinse under the tap. Dry immediately.

4.   Water and baking soda
Dissolve baking soda in hot water, soak a sponge with this solution and then clean. Rinse. Dry.

5.   Toothpaste
Pour a little toothpaste on a cloth moistened with water, apply to the object rub gently, rinse under the tap, wipe with a thin cloth, then polish with a microfiber cloth. 

6.   Flour
Sprinkle the jewel widely with flour and then clean with a soft cloth.

7.   Bread crumbs
Rub the jewel in your hands filled with fresh bread crumbs, very soft and crumbled. Beware of crumbs! Operate over a sink or container.

8.   Onion
Clean the gold plated by rubbing it with an onion cut in half. Renew the onion as soon as it darkens. Then rinse with tap water, then wipe immediately.

TARNISHED GOLD-PLATED JEWEL?

Soak your jewel for an hour in a bowl filled with warm water and grated Marseille soap. Rinse with clear water and then wipe it gently with a soft cloth.

REMOVE STAINS ON GOLD PLATED

-Flour, vinegar and salt
Apply a paste composed of flour vinegar and salt in more or less equal proportion. Spread with your fingertips without rubbing hard (like a massage) and then rinse. 

-Lemon juice
Gently pass over the stain a cotton swab soaked in slightly diluted lemon juice. Just after detachment, rinse with a cloth soaked in mineral water. Wipe with a microfiber cloth.

MAKING A GOLD-PLATED JEWEL SHINE

Shine the gold by polishing it with a microfiber cloth sprinkled with talcum powder or flour.

STORE GOLD-PLATED JEWELRY

Protect your plated jewelry with white tissue paper or soft fabric.