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A really good method for cleaning gold is to mix Detergent with Ammonia in a bowl of warm water. Drop all your gold in, give it a bit of a stir, and for rings that a really dirty use a soft toothbrush and clean under the claws and around the stones, rinse in cold clean water, it will come out like new!
 
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ADVERTISING AND BAD ADVICE!

No dilution amounts mentioned, soaking in strong ammonia will permanently damage many softer gem stones and pearls. Dilute with 6 parts water or it can actually melt thin gold prongs.
 
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And after the ammonia soak, scrubbing with even a soft toothbrush can leave marks in 14k gold.
 
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Just another advertiser having fun. You'd think by now that they'd have a clue how we regulars are wise to their methods. Shameless! Go away violators!!!
 
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I use only the jewelry cleaner. I think it was Joan Rivers that once said "tooth paste cleans your diamond ring". I always used toothpaste to shine my engagement ring!
 
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I've actually started using just regular cleaner, whatever I have on hand like a spray bottle with diluted Lysol or Mr. Clean or Dr. Bronners. I've heard about toothpaste and my best friend and I used the diluted ammonia thing when we were younger.

Advertisers, go away. But I like the subject of jewelry.
 
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