Damaged gold jewelry

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Left gold bracelets in bought cleaner too many hours they turned different colors these were good jewelry is their a solution to fix them

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  • Rose Middleton Rose Middleton on Dec 05, 2017
    Many of those cleaners are an ammonia base, They can eat through gold plating.

    Try a good cream jewelry polish.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 05, 2017
    if they are real gold your only option may be to take them to a jeweler and have them dip them. First, you can try using a vinegar and water solution and lightly scrub them to see if its just a tough residue. I'd make it like 3 parts water 1 part vinegar, you don't want it too harsh.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 05, 2017
    Or use toothpaste to clean them to see if the surface is permanently affected. Even the very highest % gold is still a mixture. A caret is the weight, not %, if gold, and you are not likely to find more than 21 caret gold, or more rarely, 24 caret gold. Gold is so soft that durable jewelry can’t be made from pure gold. Plus, even if a ring or necklace is stamped 14 caret gold, it may be gold-coated over a nickel, steel, aluminum or other base. That’s why we can’t say for sure what caused the discoloration. First, do no harm. Second, take your jewelry store. Real jewelers are certified by a national certification program. People working in a jewelry department are not. Go when the store is not as busy, like in the middle of the day or when they first open. I wish you the best 😇

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 06, 2017
    Pour three or four drops of a mild liquid dish soap into a bowl of warm water. Place jewelry into the bowl and soak for five minutes. Gently rub the gold jewelry with your fingers or a cotton swab to remove any discoloration or buildup. Rinse your jewelry. Place it under warm water and rinse off any remaining soap residue. Dry it with a paper towel