What is NuGold?\nIf you are like us you LOVE the look of NuGold jewelry. NuGold is a metal alloy created with copper and zinc and it will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. Like all copper based metals NuGold will tarnish overtime. While some people like the patina of tarnished NuGold and enjoy watching their piece slowly darken in color over time, others would like to keep it polished and looking like new.\nWhile the tarnish actually protects the coating for NuGold, you can restore the shine using some common household products.\nMethods to clean your NuGold Jewelry\n\nOption #1: Create a paste by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt into ½ cup of white vinegar, stirring until combined. Then add enough flour to form a paste. Evenly distribute to paste to your jewelry. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Rinse under warm water, then buff it dry completely. \n\nOption #2: Create a solution from 1 pint of steaming hot water with 2 Tablespoons of salt and 2 Tablespoons of white vinegar dissolved in it. Use a rag or a toothbrush to gently rub the solution into the tarnished areas. Rinse and dry.\n\nOption #3: Surprisingly ketchup is also a good cleaner for NuGold. Simply rub ketchup over the piece, focusing on the areas with the worst tarnish. Wipe the ketchup off, rinse and dry.\n\nKeep your NuGold Jewelry DRY\nAll copper based metals should be rinsed well and thoroughly dried after cleaning. Your jewelry should be stored in a dry place as NuGold will tarnish and become harder to clean the longer it is left damp. \nNuGold, like copper, will tarnish at different rates for different people.\nHumans all have different oils and PH levels that effect the jewelry that we wear. From your skin along with the oxygen in that air that accelerates tarnishing of your jewelry.one person could wear a piece of NuGold jewelry every day for months with it hardly tarnishing at all. Others see NuGold tarnish in days. Even with a protective coating NuGold like other metals that contain copper alloys are prone to whether over time.