Fashion jewelry care tips

Tips about how to care for gold filled jewelry.

Gold filled jewelry is a popular choice for its durability and affordability. It is made by bonding a layer of gold to a base metal, creating a long-lasting piece that mimics the appearance of solid gold. To ensure the longevity and beauty of your gold filled jewelry, it is important to follow proper care and maintenance practices. This jewelry care guide will provide you with the necessary information to keep your gold filled pieces looking their best.


Fashion Jewelry Cleaning

To clean your gold filled jewelry, use a mild soap and warm water solution. Gently scrub the jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush or cloth to remove any dirt or residue. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as they can damage the gold layer. After cleaning, rinse the jewelry thoroughly and pat dry with a clean, soft cloth.


Fashion Jewelry Storage

Proper storage is essential to prevent scratches and damage to your costume jewelry. Store each piece separately in a soft pouch or jewelry box to avoid tangling and scratching. It is also recommended to keep your jewelry away from moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures, as these can cause the gold layer to fade or tarnish.


Fashion Jewelry Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to preserving the shine and luster of your gold filled jewelry. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth to gently polish the surface of your pieces after each wear. This will help remove any oils, dirt, or fingerprints that may have accumulated. If your jewelry becomes tarnished over time, you can use a jewelry polishing cloth specifically designed for gold to restore its original shine.


Things to avoid contact with your fashion jewelry
  1. Extreme sweating or high temperatures.
  2. Bathing in or taking a shower in your jewelry everyday.
  3. Extreme humidity and chemicals.
  4. Chlorinated swimming pools.
  5. Harsh chemicals, bleach, and household cleaners.

Unlike real gold, costume jewelry can tarnish, but that doesn’t mean it has to be thrown out! Luckily it’s an easy fix. Here are our best home remedies for polishing off any tarnish to give your favorite vintage jewelry pieces new life! 


Deep Cleaning your fashion jewelry

Disclaimer: Please try these at your own risk. Roc by Luna LLC is not responsible for any further damage done by these methods.

Try using a Q-tip or toothbrush to clean the jewelry. These common products most people have in their homes work well to get at tough-to-clean crevices or around gemstones. You could also try a magic eraser.

  • Rub a dry soft toothbrush or Q-Tip on the jewelry to remove verdigris. Verdigris is the green gunk that builds up on some costume jewelry. Q-Tips and soft toothbrushes are a bit more abrasive when they’re dry, so they may do a better job of scraping off the gunk. If you still can’t get it off, try using a toothpick.


Tips for Cleaning Extreme Cases of Tarnish
  • Lemon juice. Mix one part water and one part lemon juice to create a soak for your jewelry. Place the item in the bowl for 10-15 minutes. The magic element in this household hack is the acid from the lemon juice, however, if you find it hasn’t eaten all of the dirt and grime away, give your jewelry a quick rinse and place it back in the mixture for a few additional minutes. Once the shine has returned, rinse again with cool water (don’t douse it, use just enough) and buff dry with a clean cloth.
  • Baking soda, salt and aluminum foil. Line a plate or found pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, shiny side up. Lay all of your darkened costume jewelry on the foil. Mix one tablespoon of salt and one tablespoon of baking soda and mix with one cup of warm water. Pour into the dish. The mixture will create a chemical reaction with the foil and bubble as it cleans the jewelry. Rinse with cool water and buff dry with a clean cloth.
  • Toothpaste and an old toothbrush or Q-tip. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto your tarnished piece of jewelry and smudge it with your finger. Once the jewelry has a thin coating, brush clean — working into the crevices — with the toothbrush. This is a great option because the slightly gritty texture of the toothpaste works hard to remove even the toughest dirt. Rinse with cool water and buff dry with a clean cloth.
Disclaimer: Please try these at your own risk. Roc by Luna LLC is not responsible for any further damage done by these methods.