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How to Polish Gold Rings

by Christina Martinez ; Updated September 28, 2017

Clean your gold rings in a couple of different ways.

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Precious metal jewelry comes in all shapes and sizes, from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and rings. Any precious metal, whether silver, copper or even gold, needs to be taken care of and cleaned periodically. You can clean gold rings with a few household ingredients such as ammonia and dish soap. Polish and buff the rings to make them shine again like when you first bought them.

Give your gold rings a cleaning about once a month.

Put a couple of drops of ammonia into a small bowl or cup of warm water. Let your gold rings soak for a few minutes. Leave them in the solution longer if they are especially dirty.

Place the gold rings, alternatively, into a mug and pour boiling water over them. Let the rings sit in the water for about 10 minutes.

Move your gold rings into a second bowl or mug and immerse them in a mixture of a couple of drops of gentle dish soap and warm water. Don't submerge rings that have any gemstones in them, but gently scrub the gold ring portion with a soft cloth.

Take a soft-bristled toothbrush and scrub your gold rings with the soap solution.

Rinse your gold rings and dry them with a soft, lint-free cloth. Use a polishing cloth specifically made for jewelry to polish and buff the rings.

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