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How to Clean Your Gold Rings in 5 Steps

15th September 2020

by Tara W.

gold rings

We all love gold jewellery but unfortunately, the jewellery you wear every day such as engagement rings or wedding rings is prone to trapping dirt easily. Gold rings are more likely to become dirty, especially if your hobbies include baking, gardening or going to the gym. The good news is that cleaning gold jewellery is relatively easy and, if you do it regularly you can maintain the sparkle and shine of your precious pieces. In this article, we discuss how to clean your gold ring in 5 steps.

How to wear gold rings safely

Prevention is the best way to keep your gold rings clean and safe. Like with all jewellery, when you are wearing plain gold or diamond rings, it is recommended to take them off before you take a shower. Do not wear your rings when you are swimming as chlorine can discolour gold and cause permanent damage to your jewellery.

It is also a good idea to take precious gold rings off before doing housework or any tasks that risk causing damage.

Cleaning gold rings in 5 easy steps:


  1. Fill a small container with a mixture of warm water and washing up liquid.

  1. Add your gold rings to the solution and allow them to soak for 20-30 minutes. 

  1. Use a soft toothbrush to gently brush off any dirt from your rings. If your rings have diamonds, softly brush around the prongs and behind the diamond.

  1. Carefully rinse your rings with clean water.

  1. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to gently dry your gold rings.

Polishing gold rings

polishing rings

If you wish to bring some extra shine back to your gold rings, you can use a soft polishing cloth that can be found at most good jewellery stores. 

How to store gold rings

It is a good idea to store your gold rings separately from your other jewellery. Metals are prone to scratching one another, so it is advised to keep your plain gold rings or diamond rings in separate areas in your jewellery box or to store them in small fabric pouches.

Discover our range of beautiful gold diamond rings online or head to our metal education guide to learn everything you need to know about different precious metals.