ALL jewelry should be handled with care.
Avoid substances such as chlorine, perfume & other chemicals when wearing your pieces to prevent discoloration, specifically "gold plated" pieces.
TO CLEAN: Although 14 karat Gold Filled jewelry will not tarnish, it will get dirty. The oils from your skin transfer to the metal and need to be washed off periodically. The easiest way to clean your handmade chain is to scrub it with an old soft toothbrush and shampoo or dish soap. Rinse well, pat dry, and air dry.