If you are looking for the shiniest type of gold chain for yourself or your loved one, you may be wondering what chain types you should choose, especially with many types of gold chains available on the market for you to choose from.
In this article, we’ll share insights into the best types of gold chains, specifically the ones that have the biggest shine, and we’ll also share recommendations for the best shiny gold chains that you should consider buying.
What type of gold chain shines the most?
The rope chain made of gold is one of the shiniest gold chains. The shine of these gold chains is the design of the chains. It features segments of tightly connected chain links in 2s and 3s; all joined together in a rather twisting pattern resembling an actual rope.
And thanks to the eye-catching twisting design of the rope, the chain reflects light quite impressively from any angle that the light strikes it.
And in addition to the shine from the twisted design of the chains, there is also the fact that this gold chain has a diamond-cut finish that further reflects the light, hence the bright shine from the gold rope chain.
Why does the rope chain shine the most?
The twisting rope chain pattern is attractive and very eye-catching such that the rope chain easily reflects light, resulting in a bright shine that makes it stand out when light hits the ropes and the diamond-cut segments from different angles.
The light striking the gold chain is why the rope chain is known for its lavish and lustrous yet shiny finish. Thanks to the design of the chains, the thin rope chains look fantastic, and you can wear them alone and even the thicker rope chains that stand out as statement pieces.
How to make a gold chain shine again if it lost its luster?
Method 1 – Clean the gold chain in warm, soapy water
If your gold rope chain has lost its luster, you’ll need to clean it carefully using warm, soapy water.
All you need to do is put some warm water in a small bowl, add some drops of gentle dishwashing soap, and drop in the chain for a few minutes.
Using a soft-bristled brush or soft cotton or microfiber cloth, wash the gold rope chain carefully and then rinse it in a bowl with clean lukewarm water until all the soap washes out.
You could also rinse the rope chain under the running water from the sink, but before you do this, plug in the drain to avoid losing the jewelry.
If the chain is shiny after one wash, dry it using a dry lint-free cloth, then put it back in the storage box. You may have to repeat this if it doesn’t work the first time.
Method 2 – Strong Cleaning Gold Jewelry
If the gold chain is heavily tarnished, you may need a robust cleaning solution. We recommend using an ammonia-water mixture made of equal parts of cold water and equal parts ammonia.
This not only saves money but also works well – it’s also the jewelry cleaning solution that professionals often use. Once you have the mixture, soak the gold rope chain in the mixture for about 30 minutes, then gently rub the chain using a soft-bristled toothbrush or even an eyebrow brush. Finally, rinse the jewelry with clean, cold running water, then let the chain dry on the soft, lint-free towel.
Method 3 – Ultrasonic Cleaner
You could also clean the gold rope chain in an ultrasonic cleaner. Since solid gold chains are strong enough to withstand the pressure and high-temperature conditions in the ultrasonic cleaner, this would be an excellent way of getting rid of all that grime and layer of the tarnish off the gold chain.
Remember that the ultrasonic cleaner will leave you with a sparkly gold rope chain thanks to the high-frequency sound waves from the cleaning action, as well as the millions of microscopic bubbles and the vibrations in the water that get rid of the dirt from the gold chain.
The agitation removes all the pollutants that have adhered to the gold chain, restoring its shine.
But before you use the ultrasonic cleaner, make sure you go through all the instructions on the use of the cleaner to prevent overloading the ultrasonic cleaner and ensure the best cleaning of the chain without causing it any damage.
The ultrasonic cleaner will leave the gold rope chain looking squeaky clean.
Get a gold rope chain if you are looking for a nice, sparkly gold chain. And if it loses its shine, follow any of the recommendations above to restore its shine.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.