Curb chains are a very popular choice, particularly with men as they are available with heavy, large links. The curb is a simple and classic design of flat, interlocking, identical links. Historically, the links were large as they were made with very little machinery and hence were very time consuming. Nowadays however, with the advent of modern machinery, smaller and more feminine curb chains are available. Smaller curb chains work well with pendants and diamond cut or twisted curb chains tend to reflect the most light. Caring For Your Gold Jewelry To keep gold shining and scratch-free, avoid contact with chlorine and other harsh chemicals. Do not wear jewelry during rough work and be sure to store it in a fabric jewelry box or pouch. To clean gold jewelry, use warm water, a mild soap, and a soft-bristled brush, if needed.