Does gold tarnish?
Gold does tarnish and scratch over time. To preserve the luster of your gold jewelry, avoid exposure to household bleach and other cleaning products, which will quickly cause gold to discolor and possibly disintegrate. We recommend that you store your gold jewelry in a safe place when engaging in these activities:
- Performing household and outdoor chores (i.e., cleaning and gardening)
- Showering, bathing or swimming in pools, hot tubs, hot springs and the ocean
- Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics
- Exercising at the gym or during contact sports
- Preparing meals
When not being worn, we recommend that you place your gold jewelry back in its Tiffany Blue® flannel pouch for safekeeping.
See our Gold and Platinum Jewelry Care guide for more information.