Clean gold that is lightly soiled or tarnished with dish soap and a toothbrush. Use a brush with soft bristles to avoid scratching the gold.
- Make a soap solution
Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to a bowl of warm water. Place the gold piece in the bowl, and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Scrub the gold
Gently scrub the gold with a toothbrush to get rid of any dirt or stains. Make sure to clean any nooks or holes in the piece.
- Rinse and dry the jewelry
Place the jewelry piece in another bowl of clean, warm water to rinse it. Remove it from the water and pat it dry with a soft cloth.