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Once you have bought a new gold piece, remember to clean it regularly. Pure gold will neither rust nor tarnish, but the other metals mixed in with the alloy will do so over time and in humid weather. Gold should be cleaned with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Even hard, white gold will scratch if you clean it with a brush. Gold does not respond well to an abrasive influence, and it isn't recommended you take it with you into swimming polls that are usually heavy with chlorine disinfectants. Some people mistakenly choose to do this with household items, such as toothpaste, bleach and detergents, but this is certainly not recommended . It wears away the metal, and though you might get a wonderfully bright result the first few times you do this, after several such treatments you will have lost finish and actual weight. Gold pieces that are set with gems should never be exposed to detergents, as they are even more vulnerable than the gold. If warm, soapy water doesn't give the result you wanted, send it to be cleaned professionally.

 

 

 

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