How to Take Care of Solid Gold Jewellery

With solid gold jewellery being such a special piece to any jewellery lover’s collection, it is important to know how to properly care for your solid gold jewellery. With just a few tips and tricks you will be able to keep your newest piece of pure gold jewellery looking fresh and shiny all year round. Keep reading to find out how easy it really is and what you can do to take care of your gold jewellery.

What is Solid Gold Jewellery? 

Solid gold jewellery is, as it says, 100% gold. Unlike gold-plated or gold-filled pieces, solid gold jewellery better maintains its lustre and value over time. The purity of gold is measured in karats, with 24 karats being pure gold. However, most solid gold jewellery is crafted using 18ct or 14ct to achieve the perfect balance of durability and beauty.  

At Loveness Lee, our solid gold collection uses 18ct recycled solid gold, giving you a sustainable yet high-quality piece of jewellery which can be loved for a lifetime.

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Why is it Important to Take Care of Solid Gold Jewellery? 

Like a lot of things in life, a little love and attention go a long way and it is no different for our solid gold jewellery pieces. Over time, neglecting your gold jewellery can leave the pieces with a dulled shine and you feeling a little less than fabulous when wearing them. However, by taking proper care of your solid gold jewellery, you can ensure that it remains in shining condition and retains its value. Plus, it's a way to show your love and appreciation for those precious pieces that make you feel so great!

7 Ways to Take Care of Solid Gold Jewellery 

1. Keep away from chemicals

Despite how tempting it is to wear your pieces all day long, when it comes to household cleaning it is worth taking them off. Exposure to harsh chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and even household cleaning products can damage the metal and cause discolouration.

2. Remove your jewellery before exercising 

Whilst solid gold is a very durable metal, it is best to take off any pieces before exercising, swimming, or playing any sports. These activities can cause unwanted scratches or damage to stones. 

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3. Put your jewellery on last 

Many of the cosmetic products we use such as perfumes, body lotions and makeup, contain chemicals that can harm the gold in your jewellery. By ensuring that putting on your solid gold jewellery is the last step in your routine, any unwanted harm can be avoided.

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4. Store carefully 

After a day of wearing your gold necklaces, ring or earrings and it’s finally time to put them to bed, it is so important to store them properly. Store away in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. The easiest way to do this is their pouches or a jewellery box. This also helps to prevent any tangling. 

5. Gentle cleaning

If you notice a little dirt or grime has collected on your gold jewellery, some warm water and a soft cloth should do the trick to remove it. One of the most important things to remember is not to put too much pressure on your pieces of gold jewellery when cleaning them and not to use abrasive materials.

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6. Polish with care

Although our 18ct solid gold jewellery is unlikely to tarnish, it is worth having a gold polish cloth to ensure it stays in pristine, lustrous condition. 

7. Send it to the Loveness Lee Aftercare Programme

Whether it be our gorgeous gold necklaces, rings, or earrings, with every purchase you make we give you access to a one-time complimentary service to help bring your jewellery back to life. Whether that be a polish, stone reset or fixing a broken part, all you have to do is package up your piece, send it to our Oxo Tower store and we will take care of the rest!

This can be redeemed at any stage in your piece of jewellery’s life and will also give you access to 10% off your next order with us! Find out more about our Aftercare Programme here.  

Taking Care of Solid Gold Jewellery at Loveness Lee

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We care a lot about making long-lasting, beautiful sustainable jewellery which is why our AfterCare programme is so great. We believe deeply in making jewellery more sustainable by giving your well-loved pieces a second lease of life and have a team of highly skilled jewellers who will work on your jewellery to get it back looking as good as new, so you can keep on wearing it for years to come. 

Now we've covered solid gold, you can learn how to take care of gold plated jewellery on our handy blog here.

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