Gold discoloration / Tarnish help
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By G550driver

Thread: Gold discoloration / Tarnish help

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2018

    Gold discoloration / Tarnish help

    Hi guys, I have this vintage Omega Geneve. Havent worn it in a while and I'm surprised to see this pinkish purplish tarnish

    Any idea how I can remove it without polishing? Also bugs me cause isnt the "normal" tarnish usually rusty. The purplish / pink color makes it look really cheap

    Name:  Screen Shot 2019-07-21 at 11.32.06 AM.png
Views: 42
Size:  2.40 MBName:  Screen Shot 2019-07-21 at 11.32.15 AM.png
Views: 38
Size:  1.50 MB

  2. #2
    Member G550driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Prydferth dyffryn Clwyd

    Re: Gold discoloration / Tarnish help

    Apparently purple tarnish occurs on gold which has been alloyed with aluminium.

    From - “To remove surface tarnishing of your gold jewellery, you can add a few drops of mild, non-phosphate dishwashing liquid to warm water and wipe the tarnished part with the mixture using your fingers or a cotton swab. Do not use toothpaste or baking soda as they are too abrasive. Dry your jewellery with a soft cotton cloth or allow it to lie flat and air dry completely even if it takes overnight and then once dry, you may polish it with a soft cotton cloth or a jewellery polishing cloth for shine.”
    busmatt likes this.
    G550 (retd.)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts