White gold is gold that has been plated with rhodium to give it a silver lustre. It is a popular choice for jewellery, but over time, it can acquire a dull and tarnished look from routine wear. If you have a white gold necklace that is beginning to look a little old, a basic cleaning is simple and can be accomplished at home.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Non-detergent soap
- Soft-bristled brush
- Soft cloth
Pour some hot water into a bowl. You do not need boiling water; hot water from the tap will be perfectly suited for this basic cleaning.
Pour a few drops of non-detergent soap into the water. Non-detergent soap generally refers to soaps that do not have sulphates in them. Non-detergent soaps are gentler than soaps that do contain these substances.
Agitate the water briefly with your hand to create suds.
Dip the soft-bristled brush into the suds.
Scrub the necklace with the brush gently. This will dislodge any dirt or oil that might be lurking in the crevices.
Dry the white gold necklace with a soft, dry cloth.
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