Frequently Asked Questions

Does gold tarnish?

Gold does tarnish and scratch over time. To preserve the luster of your gold jewellery, avoid exposure to household bleach and other cleaning products, which will quickly cause gold to discolour and possibly disintegrate. We recommend that you store your gold jewellery 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 jewellery back in its Tiffany Blue® flannel pouch for safekeeping.


See our Gold and Platinum jewellery Care guide for more information.