Diamond Exchange Houston would like to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to clean white gold jewelry such as rings. Once white gold has been worn for some time is will start to turn back to a yellow color. One amazing thing about jewelry such as engagement rings, pendants, wedding bands, and other types of diamond jewelry is that they can always be brought back to “brand new” condition.

So, no matter how long you have worn your rings or how scratched up they are, they can always be restored back to amazing condition. With our expert tips and tricks, you can easily restore your white gold jewelry to its original brilliant shine, and keep it looking as good as new for years to come.

Understanding Why White Gold Turns Yellow

White gold is absolutely gorgeous, however, with normal wear the white gold will eventually start to turn yellow. At Diamond Exchange Houston we are known for our amazing deals on engagement rings, loose diamonds, and jewelry. After a year or so our customers will come back to us to get their engagement rings renewed because the white gold is not shining as brightly. White gold is a combination alloy of gold and other white metals, such as palladium, nickel, and silver. While white gold is known for its lustrous and shiny appearance, however, it is common for white gold to turn yellow over time.

Yellow gold can very easily be turned into white gold by using a thin layer of rhodium, which is a rare metal that is used to plate white gold jewelry. This rhodium plating will wear off over time, causing the underlying yellow gold to show through. Certain factors that can cause white gold to turn yellow include exposure to chemicals, such as chlorine, and contact with perfumes, lotions, and other skincare products. There are many online resources available to help you learn the basics of cleaning your white gold jewelry such as Wikihow.
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How to Clean White Gold that has Turned Yellow

Cleaning white gold rings and jewelry that has turned yellow is a relatively easy process that you can do at home or while visiting our jewelry store located in Houston. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean white gold that has turned yellow:

Step 1: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

You can visit our jewelry store and we have proper cleaning materials. If you are doing it from home then mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water in a small bowl. Stir the solution gently to mix the cleaner and water together.

Step 2: Soak the Jewelry

Place the yellowed white gold jewelry in the cleaning solution, and let it soak for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will help to loosen any dirt, grime, or oils that may have accumulated on the surface of the jewelry and make it easier to clean.

Step 3: Scrub the Jewelry with a Toothbrush

After soaking, use a toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry and make sure you reach the deep crevices. if you have an engagement ring make sure to clean under the main diamond. Be sure to avoid scrubbing too hard or using abrasive materials, as this can scratch or damage the surface of the jewelry. Also, you do not want to scrub too aggressively because sometimes a diamond might fall out.

Step 4: Rinse, Steam, then Dry the Jewelry

Once you have finished scrubbing, rinse the jewelry thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining cleaning solution or debris. Use a soft cloth to pat the jewelry dry, making sure to remove any excess water. Here at Diamond Exchange, we have a steamer machine that we use to blow hot air on the jewelry to help it get the cleanest possible. At Diamond Exchange Houston we offer free engagement ring and diamond jewelry cleaning for life. You are welcome to schedule an appointment with us to get your jewelry cleaned.

Step 5: Polish Your Jewelry

This step can only be done by a professional jeweler and not at home (unless you have a steamer). There are machines that our jeweler uses to polish the jewelry and remove any scratches. This can make engagement rings, pendants, wedding bands, and other types of jewelry look new again.

Step 6: Apply Rhodium Plating

Once your rings or jewelry has been completely cleaned, now it is time to make it look brand new by dipping it in rhodium. Rhodium plating is a quick and affordable process that can restore your white gold jewelry to its original shiny appearance. This process is normally done by our jeweler here at Diamond Exchange Houston. There is a small fee for this service, however, it is completely worth it because your jewelry will come back looking brand new.

Conclusion

In conclusion, cleaning white gold that has turned yellow is a simple and straightforward process that you can do at home using common household items. By following our expert tips and tricks, you can easily restore your white gold jewelry to its original lustrous shine, and keep it looking as good as new for years to come. If you would like to get your jewelry cleaned and restored to like-new condition then contact us today. Diamond Exchange Houston is here for all of your diamond jewelry needs!

Happy Customers

Krista Norman
Krista Norman
2024-06-03
Nic and team were really quick to get back to me on purchasing my old rings. They were professional and knowledgeable and made the experience really easy. Would definitely recommend them for buying or selling jewelry.
Nathan Bell
Nathan Bell
2024-06-01
I was looking for a place to sell my engagement ring after my divorce. Nic and Gili were professional and took great care of me. They made the process super easy.
Rebecca Alworth
Rebecca Alworth
2024-05-31
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My husband and I recently purchased a stunning diamond wedding ring from Diamond Exchange, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Gili, the owner, and Nic provided us with exceptional service from start to finish. Not only did they help us find the perfect replacement for my lost ring, but they also went above and beyond to ensure we made an informed and comfortable choice. Their expertise and professionalism were truly outstanding. The quality of the diamond ring we selected is beyond words - it's absolutely breathtaking. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the sparkle is just mesmerizing. It's a symbol of our love and commitment, and we are overjoyed with it. If you're in search of a trustworthy and knowledgeable jeweler, look no further than Diamond Exchange. Gili and Nic made this significant moment in our lives even more special. We're grateful for their assistance and the exceptional piece they provided. Highly recommend! #DiamondExchange #ExceptionalService #BreathtakingRing
Jay Jordan
Jay Jordan
2024-05-24
Not your big retail jewelry store. Gil was great to work with and no pressure sales.
Emily Haise
Emily Haise
2024-05-22
I had an amazing experience with Nick. He took his time going through every thing I brought to make sure I was able to get top dollar. He went above and beyond and was very informative. Best place to sell gold and diamonds and get the best price. I will never go anywhere else to sell jewelry again. Also when we are ready to buy an engagement ring we will be back because they have the best prices in Houston.
Marcus [2X] P
Marcus [2X] P
2024-05-08
Great store if you want to purchase or buy gold. Very honest store who is willing to educate the consumer and inform them to make a quality purchase. The jewelry game is very intricate and this is a place to learn and buy from. Overall 5/5. Will be back!
A. M.
A. M.
2024-05-03
Gili, Mariana and their team are really wonderful. My husband said they were very helpful and patient in helping him pick the perfect diamond necklace for my birthday. The necklace is simply perfect and dainty - just my style.
Hillary McMillan
Hillary McMillan
2024-05-03
I had the pleasure of working with Gili to replace my lost engagement ring. He was very helpful and transparent throughout the entire process. In just a 2 week turnaround I had a new beautiful ring! I get so many compliments and most importantly I’m one happy wife. Thank you Diamond Exchange Houston for making the best of an unfortunate situation. I highly recommend their expertise for quality diamonds!

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