Remove your jewellery before you swim in chlorine or salt water. Remove your jewellery before participating in activities that will cause you to sweat a lot. Wait to put on your jewellery until after you have applied lotion, makeup or perfume. Remove jewellery if you will be bringing it into contact with something hard. (For example, take off your ring before lifting weights.) Store your gold plated jewellery where it won’t rub against other hard substances (a soft bag—one per piece of jewellery—is ideal).