Gold is inert and when exposed only to air is immune from rust, corrosion and tarnishing. Gold jewellery does not, therefore, require the constant care that silver jewellery does to maintain its good looks.
As with silver, gold jewellery should be removed before entering swimming pools, as the chlorine in the water will corrode the gold surface. Gold jewellery should also be kept away from harsh chemicals such as household cleaning fluids as they may abrade the surface and reduce lustre. Cleaning gold jewellery is best done with a soft cloth or warm soapy water. A very soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean gold jewellery as necessary.