Caring for Your Gold Jewelry

  • Gold is lasting and durable, but it can get scratched or dented if treated roughly.
  • Gold's worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold's structure, eventually leading to breakage. Keep your jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis - hot tubs.
  • Protect your gold jewelry by storing it safely or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn.
  • Clean your gold jewelry with a cleaning solution of sudsy lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweler and have it steam-cleaned. Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning and rinsing.
  • Keep gold jewelry free from dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup.
  • Always inspect your gold jewelry for weakness or damage and bring it to a professional jeweler for immediate repair. Your jeweler will be able to restore it for you.
  • Text from Jewelers of America Consumer Education Materials.