One can clean gold jewelry at home with everyday materials, including a toothbrush, dish detergent and water. The overall process is simple and only takes 15 minutes.
After pouring a small amount of dish soap into a container holding two cups of water, soak the gold jewelry in the container for about 15 minutes. Next, remove the jewelry from the solution and use the toothbrush to gently clean the grime off the surface of each item. It's important to use a limited amount of pressure, so a toothbrush with soft bristles is ideal. Finally, rinse off the jewelry in warm water and gently dry it with a cloth. A successful cleaning leads to brighter, shinier gold.