How To Clean Earrings Soak. Soak overnight night to allow the grime or debris to loosen. Soak your gold earrings in dish soap and water for about 30 minutes.
Dab a cloth into a sudsy solution of dish soap and water and gently wipe any smudges or grime. This technique requires you to heat hot water and pour it into a container. CEO of The Clear Cut Olivia Landau let us in on a little secret.
Jostle the earrings and backings around for a few moments then let them soak for at least 5 minutes.
Use a blow dryer to dry the clean earrings. Once the jewelry has soaked for at least 8 hours use a soft cotton swab or cloth to remove any grime or debris. Wait until the earrings have reached room temperature and then wash them with warm tap water. Lightly rinse by submerging.