1. Home

Discuss in my forum

Laundry Products Damage Jewelry - Chlorine Bleach Damages Jewelry

By

Laundry Products Damage Jewelry - Chlorine Bleach Damages Jewelry

Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Doing laundry can damage your fine jewelry. Chlorine found in bleach dissolves the alloys found in white and yellow gold. This chemical process weakens the gold and can cause stress cracking and can cause ring bands and prongs holding stones to break. All jewelry should be removed before chlorine bleach is used in the laundry room for any purpose.

This same problem can occur within swimming pools and hot tubs. The chlorine found in hot tubs is five times more damaging because of the high temperatures and increased concentrations.

  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Laundry & Laundry Rooms
  4. Correct Laundry Mistakes
  5. Laundry Products Can Damage Jewelry - Chlorine Bleach Damages Jewelry

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.