Gold discoloration / Tarnish help
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    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

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    Re: Gold discoloration / Tarnish help

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

    From yournecklace.co.uk - “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.”
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