MEN'S & WOMEN'S DIAMOND NECKLACES
Can Gold Necklaces Get Wet?
Generally, there is no problem with taking a shower while wearing gold jewelry. As for other metals, you may shower with silver, platinum, stainless steel, or titanium without worrying about your jewelry tarnishing or corroding. However, showering with necklaces made of copper, bronze, brass, or other base metals can turn your skin green.
What Gold Chain Type Is Strongest?
The strongest metals for chains are platinum and gold. One of the strongest gold chain types is white gold because of the rhodium plating that gives it added strength. Between gold chains, 14K gold chains are more robust than 18K gold chains because of the higher percentage of alloyed metals added to make them stronger, more durable, and more resistant to wear.
Will a 14k Gold Necklace Tarnish?
A 14k gold necklace will rarely, if at all, tarnish. However, it may do so if you wear them regularly while showering or swimming. If you should encounter some tarnishing, you may remove it from the surface of your gold necklace by using a small amount of dishwashing liquid that does not contain phosphates. Rinse your necklace with warm water and gently wipe away the tarnish with your fingers or cotton swabs.
Can a Gold Necklace Stretch?
Yes, a gold necklace may stretch because gold and silver are more ductile than ferrous metals such as steel and iron. Your necklace may stretch if a child tugs it or if your gold necklace carries a heavy amulet or charm. It can also extend if you don't store it properly.
What Can I Use To Clean a Gold Necklace?
Gold and diamond necklaces are resilient against most cleaning chemicals. Any jewelry cleaner is safe to use for your gold necklaces. However, if you don't have any commercial jewelry cleaning products available, you may clean your gold necklace by following these simple steps:
- Mix a few drops of dish cleaning detergent in warm water (about half a cup).
- Add a few drops of ammonia.
- Carefully brush your necklace with a new soft-bristled toothbrush for babies.
- Place your necklace in lukewarm water to rinse.
- Air dry your necklace or wipe it with cotton swabs.